May 2019: Vivamar organised a training day for captains of Dolphin Watching Boats on the Code of Conduct in place for encounters with bottlenose dolphins in Istria, Croatia.

A young bottlenose dolphin spy-hopping off Istria;

Vivamar is proud to be have been able to conduct this training and to provide this opportunity for operators in the area, as the number of Dolphin Watching Boats increases year on year. Currently the activity is unregulated, and therefore it is imperative to conduct this kind of awareness training.

Vivamar team with the captains and Valamar hospitality team on the Sustainable Dolphin Watching

Within the training Vivamar combined information on the WCA Responsible Whale Watching Guidance and provided examples of best practice from other parts of the world and the recommendations that are in place.

Vivamar believes introducing sustainable ways of observing dolphins is key to the future management of these last resident dolphins.