In dreams the dolphin represents spiritual sensitivity and safety. They are known to be highly intelligent and to act instinctively in a supportive way. The dolphin may portray the more playful side of our personality, but at the same time may make us aware of the trickster and behaviour that is unexpected. Dreaming of swimming with dolphins suggests putting ourselves in touch with, and appreciating, our own basic emotional nature. Coming from the depths - the unconscious - the dolphin represents the hidden side of ourselves that needs to be understood. Dolphins are perceived by sailors as saviours and guides, as having special knowledge and awareness, and this is the image that surfaces in dreams.