Strangely, I felt much more able to connect with the dolphins with limited vision. It was like being on the other side of the looking glass. I could FEEL their consciousness, and it felt very mutual. I remember much body contact with the dolphins, and there was sort of an other worldly feel to the whole experience. My consciousness shifted dramatically without the usual visual cues I am used to having to reign me in.
Here on Tybee Island, when I have kayaked at night around dolphins, I have noticed the same phenomenon. Somehow, communication cross species is enhanced by less vision. I do not totally understand how this is so but that is my experience.
In the middle of the open ocean, on a dark moonless night, in the midst of about five dolphins who were as curious about me as I was about them, I felt absolutely zero fear. I think this is what dolphins do for humans. They shift us away from the fear levels we are used to dwelling within to one degree or another, and we get to discover what life is like without that vibration. That is a major teaching/training, and they are in service to help us get the lesson, I am convinced.
On this particular occasion, not only was I happy and comfortable with the dolphins in the big ocean in the dark with no land in sight, I also strongly felt something about to happen, if I stayed with them, like they were taking me to a certain destination. But alas, I was far from the boat, and others on the boat were alarmed and calling me back, so I turned to swim back, with the dolphins accompanying me all the way back to the vessel bobbing in the middle of nowhere. It was with regret that I climbed back on the boat, but I felt it was the right thing to do.
I will wonder, for the rest of my life, what would have happened if I had just swum away with those dolphins.