Our Colin is 12 years old, autistic, suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome and became epileptic after emergency surgery following a severe accident in March 2014. Prescription drugs have not been able to reasonably control his epilepsy.
Against all expectations of his doctors here in Germany, Colin has well tolerated all therapies. His last epileptic attack occurred 10 days prior to our flight to Turkey and – knock on wood – it’s almost like a miracle, he has not had another attack since then !! Read the rest of this entry »
Our son Marvin is 11 years old and suffers from a spastic dyskinetic bilateral cerebral paresis.
After his first dolphin therapy last year, many successes were visible. That’s why we decided on a second dolphin therapy this year. Since then, Marvin can reach for things with more accuracy and his hands are now more open than fisted. Read the rest of this entry »
For the third time I was in Antalya for the Onmega Dolphin Therapy with my 6-year-old son Maddox and, as always, we spent a wonderful time together.
Thanks to the therapies, a screaming child has turned into a totally balanced and happy child who enjoys life. He is much more concentrated, can grasp things, communicates and – incredibly – is able to walk with assistance, which is a great relief to us. Read the rest of this entry »
My name is Roy Kolmer from the Netherlands living nearby Den Haag. Me and my family were swimming in your dolphin therapy center in May 2016. Our stay was booked on the name of Harrie and Marleen Kolmer . I’m the son of these great parents!
What you don’t know is that I’m a Bosnia war veteran with PTSD and that I got wounded when I was 17 years old. Swimming with the dolphin means very much to me. Although I’m participating in a long time therapy for soldiers with PTSD this session helped me more than all the sessions which I have had in the last 15 to 20 years.
Thank you so much for having welcomed us during our stay in Antalya! It was a great, great honor to meet us and it´s an unbelievable pleasure to swim together with Flip. Sibel and me think every day about these exceptional moments. The people make there a great and an important job. When we will have a flat in Antalya, we’ll come next year again, in order to meet the team and flip.
The service around the subject of dolphin therapy was absolutely superb. Svetlana, Julia and also Silvio are not just competent and eager to help, but are also wonderfully likeable and dear people. And also Svetlana’s husband, Igor, whom we got to know along the way, is a very likeable and pleasant person. The interns Kim and Miriam were also very eager to help and we were totally satisfied.
We felt very well taken care of in the Dolphin Therapy Center in Antalya, and the professionalism was obvious and came with all the necessary sensitivity. Also organizationally we could find no fault. Absolutely super, and we can only express a huge Thank You and fully deserved praise.
In June of 2014 one of my dreams came true. I’ve always wanted to meet a dolphin and swim with him. During our summer vacation in 2014, I and my husband were able to spend a wonderful day in the Dolphin Therapy Center in Antalya.
Axel Linke’s team greeted us warmly and accompanied us relaxed and happy through the day. Time and again we were able to observe the care and love with which they work with the animals.
As preparation, the trainers gave us much information about the dolphins, and contact with the animals was handled step by step. The dolphins appeared quite calm and curious to us. Axel Linke also provided us with much background information regarding the Dolphin Therapy Center and dolphin therapy.
The final high point of the day was swimming with the dolphin that was part of my program “Dolphin Trainer for a Day”. Because I was able to experience the atmosphere around the dolphin all day long, the dolphin swim was an extremely intensive experience for me.
The impression we came away with was the competence and love with which the dolphins are treated. The well-being of the dolphins is ensured by great attention to their needs.
A big Thank You to Axel Linke and his team for an unforgettable day in the Dolphin Therapy Center Antalya!
If you want to get in touch with that family concerning dolphin therapy related questions please contact us.
Dolphin Therapy from 7. May 2007 to 21. May 2007 in Antalya
My name is Gerd, I am 46 years old and suffer from Muscular distrophy (HSMN II) since I was 5.
I have always been searching for relief from this muscle illness and at the beginning of this year I became interested in Dolphin Therapy. So I looked it up in Google. I read everything about dolphin therapy that I could in the whole net and compared the different offers. Axel and his team was at the top of the list. At the beginning of March I made an application and couldn’t believe it that I was able to come to Antalya on May 7. This was just after the opening of the Therapy Centre. I thought about it for 3 days, but then I confirmed the date . Although it was only 8 weeks away, time dragged. But the date arrived ‐ 7 Mai 2007. Read the rest of this entry »
We were there!!!! The journey to Turkey was very exciting for us because both kids hadn’t flown on a plane before. Thank God everything worked out without problems.
On the first day we had the meeting with our dolphin-therapist Barbara. She explained which therapies would be executed. There were three therapies, physical therapy, cranio-sacral therapy and of course Luke’s dolphin lady „Daisy“. Read the rest of this entry »
The half-paralyzed girl from Neustadt was able to swim with dolphins. The therapy shows its first successes.
Careful, this is crawling! Dolphin lady Daisy is tenderly tickling Marie’s feet. The half-paralyzed girl was able to work with specially trained animals in water in Turkey. They might see each other again next year.
The wet snout is tickling Marie’s feet. The six-year old girl is especially ticklish there. No respect is being paid to that. Marie is supposed to simply laugh.