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Scuba diving is one of water activity with equipment which are need special skill and knowledge to use it. Every one physically meet the requirement can be a diver after pass a course. Gladden is a teenager with special condition whom not able to speak and he also has autism spectrum but love water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving. He did snorkeling and did exercise in the pool and ocean after years of effort to introduce using the mask and snorkel. It was slow but slowly slowly he become familiar and enjoy the activity.

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These are some photos show the Gladden intro to scuba and his exercises :

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Kafe Penyelaman

The founder is a marine biologist and a dive instructor. He experiences in marine conservation especially on bio-physic data collection such as reef health monitoring, fish spawning aggregation site survey, marine large fauna survey, occasional observation and marine resource utilization assessment. Also experience on training related scientific diving, bio-physic monitoring, geographic information system, data analyzing and reporting, marker buoys installation, underwater photography and coral rehabilitation, such in Riau islands and Belitung waters, and Weh island in Sumatera region, Krakatoa Marine Sanctuary, Seribu islands National Park and Karimunjawa National Park in Jawa region, Derawan, Sangalaki and Kakaban islands in East Kalimantan, Wakatobi National Park, Bunaken National Park and Lembeh strait in Sulawesi region, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo waters, Flores, Adonara, Lembata, Pantar, and Sawu Sea National Park in Lesser Sunda Region, Halmahera and Morotai waters in North Maluku region, Ambon waters, Lease islands and Banda islands in Maluku region, Kaimana, Raja Ampat waters and Teluk Cenderawasih National Park in West Papua region, Tioman Marine Park and Tun Sakaran Marine Park in Malaysia, Atauro island and Liquiça in Timor Leste, Phuket in Thailand, Kehpara Marine Sanctuary in Pohnpei, Micronesia, Gladden Spit Marine Sanctuary and Half Moon Cay Marine Park in Belize. Experience as a scuba diver instructor with more than 5000 dives and trained more than 200 open water divers.