Guests visiting the “One Ocean” show will notice new safety vests being worn by the trainers. The new vest, with the tug of a cord, inflates into a flotation device. It also has a mini scuba pack & regulator with a few minutes of air. Currently, trainers must stay 3 feet away when kneeling on the side of the pool with the whales & 18 inches away while standing. The vests were custom designed for the trainers over a number of years & are just 1 of several new safety measures in place. Most others are behind the scenes including new remote controlled gates, new walkways, & platforms that can raise whales out of the water in the pool near Dine with Shamu.
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