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HISTORY

Dolphin Discovery Group is a Company with history, great responsibility, respect and environmental awareness, conceived in 1994 under the vision to create a unique interactive program with dolphins, allowing guests to have a closer encounter with these amazing marine mammals. Today, we are recognized as the biggest company, with the best habitats in the world, a real commitment to the conservation and animal welfare, since we take seriously our responsibility with nature and with marine and terrestrial species. We currently have 20 habitats

1994
  • Dolphin Discovery was born when the founders, Lewis Brewer and Mike Wood, met Mr. John Olson and invited him to open an habitat at Villa Pirata, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo. In November of the same year, begins with great success the first interactive program with marine mammals at the Mexican Caribbean Sea.
1997
  • Dolphin Discovery starts operations at Puerto Aventuras location.
1998
  • Opens the third habitat inside Chankanaab National Park. There is where Dolphin Discovery receives the first rescued sea lion of the Mexican Caribbean.
1999
  • Dolphin Discovery Group is consolidated and acquires the ships Columbus and Discovery. That same year, the first property at Isla Mujeres, in the Carribean Sea, was acquired in a 100% natural environment.
2003
  • Opens the first location outside Mexico: Tortola park at the British Virgin Islands,
  • A new park in Anguilla, at the Lesser Antiller in the Caribbean, opens its doors.
2005
  • "Splash" Park at Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico, was acquired to be operated and to settle a new habitat on it. Nowadays, this successful attraction is called "Aquaventuras Park".
  • Dolphin Discovery acquires "Sea Life Park" in Hawaii.
2006
  • In May, Dolphin Discovery assumes a new challenge with the acquisition of Garrafon Park, broadening its possibilities with new aquatic and adventure activities inside the picturesque Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo.
2008
  • In December opens a new habitat at Grand Cayman, in the Caribbean Sea. Hawaii location was sold.
2009
  • New opening inside Six Flags Park in Mexico City.
2010
  • Opens Costa Maya at Mahahual, Quintana Roo.
2011
  • Opens Los Cabos location in Baja California, Mexico.
2012
  • Dolphin Discovery opens its first location inside a Hotel: Dolphin Dreams at Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo.
  • Dolphin Discovery Anguilla reopens after some upgrades.
  • Dolphin Riviera Cancun opens inside Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Quintana Roo.
2013
  • Dolphin Discovery Group achieves 19 years of experience by opening Playa del Carmen´s location, allowing the Group to be consolidated as one of the world's foremost dolphins and marine mammals interactive programs companies. Dolphin Discovery continues to accomplish its mission, vision and values.
2014
  • In June, built in the Hotel Grand Sirenis, Riviera Maya, opens the habitat Tulum- Akumal.
  • In Puerto Aventuras, the 5,000,000 visitor is received.
  • In December, opens an habitat in Punta Cana and in St. Skitts Island.
  • A year of growth closes by celebrating the 20th anniversary of Dolphin Discovery.
2015
  • As part of Dolphin Discovery´s expansion plans, Gulf World Park in Panama City Beach is achieved. thus giving us presence in the United States.
  • Dolphin Discovery Group acquires Zoomarine Park in Rome, Italy, as part of our expansion plan. This is the first park of our family in Europe.
2015
  • On November 18th, Dolphin Discovery Group completed the acquisition of 4 habitats on the island of Jamaica, owned by the company Dolphin Cove Jamaica, Ltd. Dolphin Montego Bay, Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, Half Moon Dolphin Lagoon and Moon Palace Jamaica Grande.

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