Preparation for a Robben Island swim must include cold water acclimatisation. Regular dips in the cold waters off the Cape coast or swimming through a Joburg winter, in an outside pool, are essential for both body and mind preparation.
The mere thought of swimming with dolphins for many conjures up images of calm indigo blue seas filled with the buzzing energy of wild and friendly dolphins. This however is not always the case. You cannot expect or predict the dolphins behaviour at any given time.