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Our team of dolphin trainers have years of experience and are dedicated to their profession.  For many it would be considered a dream job, but our trainers say that although they wouldn’t trade their work for anything in the world, it is certainly not easy.  Working with and caring for the dolphins requires full commitment, passion, and unconditional love.

  • Arthur Karalash I am from Bessarabia in Eastern Europe. My entire childhood was spent in a small village. I did well in school and had dreams of doing jobs that most boys fancy, although none were related to zoology. When the time came to choose a career in 2008, I decided to study at the Odessa State Academy of Technical Regulation and Quality. Read more …
  • Veronika Shelyugina

    I had a very ordinary childhood. Growing up, I never dreamed of becoming a dolphin trainer. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. You could say it was fate, destiny, or whatever you call it. Nevertheless I am so happy the way everything has worked out. Ever since I was a child, I loved being around animals. We had dogs, parrots, guinea pigs, and cats in our house and I tried to befriend them all. Read more …

  • Sergey Melnichenko

    My story of getting to know dolphins can only be described as a series of fortunate events. I never dreamed of being an animal trainer when I was a child. Like a lot of boys, I was interested in football. I even seriously considered a career in sports, but fate intervened.

    After graduating from university and serving in the army, I ended up working as a sailor. While we were moored in port one time, I was invited to go to a local dolphinarium by some friends. Read more …

  • Elena Vlasova

    I loved learning and doing research ever since I was a child. From dancing, to making beaded jewelry, to trap shooting, I was always willing to try something new. Fortunately, my parents were always supportive of my interests. They weren’t surprised when I decided to become a journalist. However, after just two years, a fateful meeting with dolphins changed everything. Read more …