I have been lucky enough to be in the water with Humpback whales, sharks of different sorts and many other beautiful and amazing creatures but my favorite would have to be the bottlenose dolphins I have gotten to know over many years. Where I teach - University of the Virgin Islands I have been so lucky to get to know a female dolphin over the last 17 years. It is always her choice to come see me - unlike many of the other great encounters - and her choice to interact. She has brought her babies along at different times for an introduction even. Once her and her baby came when I have my 7 year old daughter there and we all swam and dove for over 90 minutes. So yes since it was her choice and there have been many times witrgh wonderful connections and interactions it would have to be with thsi particular dolphin.