Swim with dolphins in Honduras

One of thirty ways to live a longer and healthier life.

I stumble upon this page a while ago on healthy living from SAGA Magazine: "Thirty ways to a healthier life" ,  and I am particularly fond of #19 related to Interaction with Dolphins, an activity you can perform in Honduras —easily and less expensively than in other destinations:

Swim with dolphins: People with mild to moderate depression showed significant and lasting improvement after spending an hour a day swimming with dolphins for two weeks in Honduras, according to a study published in the BMJ. They did much better than a control group who took part in water-based activities but without the dolphins. The psychiatrists from the University of Leicester medical school were testing brophilia - the theory that human health and wellbeing are linked to our relationship with the natural environment. —SAGA Magazine, Read complete article here:  Thirty ways to a healthier life.

Anthony's Key Resort hosts the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences, an institution devoted to responsibly study these intelligent sea mammals. They host a free Dolphin Show, and for the traveler wanting to have a more in depth experience they have a variety of related activities including dolphin encounter, swimming with dolphins and even a dolphin scuba camp.

Dolphins Show - Roatan, Honduras
Dolphins Show - Roatan, Honduras —Uploaded by Adal-Honduras on 22 Jun 09

Roatan (RTB) has weekly flights from major US gateways, San Pedro Sula (SAP) has daily flights from USA, —check flights' arrivals to RTB and SAP Airports in the 'Flight Status' box at the right.

West Bay in Roatan is one of the best unspoiled white-sand crystal-clear waters' beaches in the Caribbean where the wonderful coral reef is just a few fins' strokes away. The Bay Islands, Honduras are part of the Belize Barrier Reef System, an outstanding natural system consisting of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, offshore atolls, several hundred sand cays, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons and estuaries. The barrier reef system was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO  in 1996.

West Bay Beach - Roatan, Honduras
West Bay Beach - Roatan, Honduras —Uploaded by Adal-Honduras on 22 Jun 09

If you want to extend your stay in the country, MC Tours - Honduras  can arrange a nice itinerary for you combining some days in mainland, where you can enjoy a variety of interesting activities related to nature, colonial towns, adventure, archeology and living cultures.