A COMMITMENT TO CARING BASED ON ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT AND SERVICE.
At Dolphins Plus, we are active members and partners in good standing with some of the most important organizations championing marine education, marine mammal care, and ocean conservation.
We hold dear the responsibility we have to the dolphins in our care. Their health, happiness and safety are our top priorities. We also understand that bringing people closer to these amazing mammals forwards the stewardship of our oceans and fosters a deeper connection to protecting dolphins, whales and other mammals in the wild.
Dolphins Plus is proud to work alongside and in accordance the following groups:
American Canoe Association (ACA)
This conservation organization promotes kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding with minimal environmental disturbance. As marine educators, we share their goal of leaving the least possible footprint as we work in and study the ecosystems of the Florida Keys.
Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA)
AMMPA Membership and Accreditation ensures Dolphins Plus, enjoys ongoing access to the world’s most progressive methods of marine mammal care and welfare. Our dolphins deserve the best and we make sure they get it.
International Association of Marine Mammal Trainers (IMATA)
As active members, Dolphins Plus is part of a global forum committed to the unfiltered sharing of new and progressive training techniques. This allows us to build even stronger relationships with our dolphins, and through participation in IMATA, we’re consistently raising the bar for trainers, vets and facilities worldwide.
PADI – Professional Association of Diving Instructors
PADI teaches divers around the world to safely enjoy the undersea world without disrupting its delicate balance. Dolphins Plus adheres to PADI diving standards and helps promote eco-friendly recreational diving. Four of our staff members are certified PADI Dive Masters, one is an Assistant Instructor, and our founder is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
Dolphins Plus operates in full accordance with state and federal regulations, and we adhere to or surpasses the standards set forth by governing agencies, including:
- United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service
- National Marine Fisheries Service
- National Marine Fisheries Service Marine Mammal Stranding Network
- Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
- United States Core of Engineers
- Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
- HAZMAT Certified
- HAZWHOPPER Certified
- Department of Environmental Protection
- Florida Department of Environmental Regulation
- Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972
- Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species
Dolphins Plus is committed to providing the best possible care for our marine friends. You will not find a more dedicating or caring team and we invite you to experience it for yourself.