The Dolphin Assisted Therapy Team at Bali Exotic Marine Park
Our Therapy Dolphin
Our therapy dolphins is carefully chosen and special trained to participate in our therapy sessions because dolphins need to have very special character to interact with therapy patients.
“Simba” is a 10 year old male Indo Pacific Bottle Nose Dolphin and fits the characteristic expected from a dolphin interacting in dolphin assisted therapy with disabled patients perfectly.
Our Head Dolphin Trainer
Our head trainer and head therapist are as a team responsible to create tailor made therapy programs for special clients focused on their special needs. Handle the client and guide the dolphin through the entire dolphin therapy session, counsel parents and schedule therapy sessions with our confirmed clients and their accompanies.
Our Head Trainer Edgar Ricardo Perez-Novan born in Mexico has been involved in the industry for over 15 years around the world. During this time, he achieved experience in roles requiring exceptional communication, organizational and planning skills.
Edgar Ricardo Perez-Novan is very motivated to find new opportunities to gain knowledge and to grow in his studies and career goals. He is resourceful and approach his responsibilities in a conscientious, professional and efficient manner. He has a strong work ethic and enjoyes using the initiative to assess situations and explore solutions.
Some of Edgar Ricardo Perez-Novan most valueable skills for our facility:
- Development of a training program for new staff and implementing training principles for interactive programs in new facilities
- Preventive measures for behavioral management of aggressions and precursors.
- Management of schedules, planning and handling large groups for interactive programs
- Preserving the magical experience for interactive programs on a safe-family oriented focus
- Adaptation training and habituation for visually impaired dolphins into interactive programs
- Rehabilitation of stranded fur seals, whales and dolphins
- Educative talks to school children, parents and teachers
- Marine Mammal Biology Certification by Via Delphi´s Institute for the Study of Aquatic Mammals A.C. and the National and Autonomous University of Mexico
- Certificated by Bahamian Authorities in Personal survival, US Health Department in child, and youth activities, Disney Cruise Line and The Walt Disney World on safety, social responsibilities and crowd management
- Dolphin Assisted Therapy Team
Our Head Therapist
Our Head Therapist Juliya Morozuk is a speech and Psychotherapist born in Moskau/Russia. Juliya has already several month experience in dolphin assisted therapy and is familiar with the entire process of a DAT session.
Our Assistant Dolphin Trainer & Therapy Support
…Monica is from the famous and biggest island of Indonesia and the entire world: Kalimantan / Borneo. Monica is our so called “right hand” of Ricardo – the head therapist. Monica is participating in every therapy session, assisting with the handling of the patient but also with the guiding of the dolphin, providing dolphin food and supports each therapy session in any way needed. Monica has a very friendly and open personality and is speaking English pretty well to.