From 8am the Discovery Centre volunteers are out on the beaches looking out into the Indian Ocean for their daily visitors. Dolphins regularly come up for a swim within one metre of visitors. Once a dolphin enters the interaction zone, a bell is rung so if you are inside the discovery centre you can quickly come out to the beach for a look.
As you head to the beach, you will be instructed by the volunteers to form a straight line. The dolphins will then swim up and down the line and you can actually see them eyeballing you with interest as they swim past. Visitors are not allowed to touch the dolphins as this may tame them too much and they are only fed a small amount of food so that they don't become dependent on humans and can still forage for their own food in the ocean. Of course, there are no set times for the dolphins visits. They could stay from 5 minutes or an hour depending on their mood.
You will be standing in water that is over knee deep, so wear your bathers and prepare to get wet. The interaction zone is also on an open beach, so you could spend the day down at the beach while waiting for the dolphins to arrive.
The inside of the discovery centre is like a dolphin museum. As you enter there are numerous displays about dolphins as well as a few aquariums. These are not large but enough to see what is inside. There are also 7 minute 3D movies to see if you are interested. My favourite though was the 360 degree cinema. As you walk into the dome shaped room. You are immersed into the dolphin world. Standing in the centre of the room, you can only be impressed by the dolphins that are projected onto the screen around you. Watching them feed and play in their natural surroundings from a bottom of the ocean. The view is truly amazing.