Ramon F. Llaneza
Photo courtesy of Marina LaGrave

Ramon F. Llaneza

Ramón Llaneza’s career spans over 35 years. He start scuba diving in 1970 with his father and brother. Ramon is an active technical diving instructor and environmental scientist who has been involved in recreational, commercial, and scientific management positions in the diving and environmental community. His first technical and scientific dives were in 1974 with the Oceanographic Institute of Venezuela when he began underwater marine research, deep diving, shipwreck diving, and search and rescue diving. Ramon was certified as an Instructor by World Underwater Federation (CMAS) in 1980. He is a technical Instructor by International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD). His advanced training specialties are closed circuit rebreathers, deep diving, nitrox and trimix mixed gas diving, and rescue diving.

Ramon has Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Biology and a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV). He is certified in Hazardous Materials Management and completed the safety science program at Florida Atlantic University. He is a certified Commercial Investment and Business Broker in Florida.

As a professional, Ramón has been involved in environmental and scientific underwater projects, executive business management, directing and coordinating scientific and commercial projects. He has experience deep diving with mixed gas closed circuit rebreathers in marine constructions and inspections, environmental impact assessment over the aquatic ecosystems, water quality determination and hydrological measurement of the seawater and wastewater related projects. He has been involved with oceanographic studies, hydrodynamics, bathymetric surveying and the designs, and installation and inspections of marine outfall systems.

Last modified June 23, 2008 by Lisa Gardiner.

Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store!

Learn about Earth and space science, and have fun while doing it! The games section of our online store includes a climate change card game and the Traveling Nitrogen game!

Windows to the Universe Community

News

Opportunities

You might also be interested in:

Traveling Nitrogen Classroom Activity Kit

Check out our online store - minerals, fossils, books, activities, jewelry, and household items!...more

Understanding Sharks

This expedition has been an exciting adventure for the whole family. Every day started by waking up with the sunrise, diving during the day, contemplating the sunset and working on the project. Being in...more

What We've Learned About Shark Behavior

We have ended this interesting expedition. We shared very exciting moments and learned a little more about shark behavior and how sharks interact with humans. Sharks belong to the sea environment and they...more

Magin Llaneza

Since I can remember, I have always been wet. And the sound of the ocean has always softened me immensely and at the same time wakened me for new adventures. As the only boy in my family, my dad was my...more

Marina LaGrave

The ocean and diving has always been a part of my life! Since a young age, I loved and had a fascination with the natural world. My father was an admiral for the Venezuelan navy, so our family spent summers...more

Understanding Shark Behavior

Our journey to the Bahamas began on Saturday June 21st. We departed from Boynton Beach Inlet, on the East Coast of Florida, in spite of the weather forecast that predicted scattered showers and thunderstorms....more

Shark Behavior Project

On July 1, 2008 we left the Florida East Coast at 5 am and headed to the south reef of Grand Bahamas Island. When we started out we sailed toward a beautiful sunrise, clear blue skies, and a flat ocean....more

Shark Behavior - Searching for Food

Sharks have an extraordinary sense of long-range hearing. Their hearing is acute and enables them to detect sounds from hundreds of meters away. A shark can hear or detect vibrations in the water with...more

Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part is sponsored in part through grants from federal agencies (NASA and NOAA), and partnerships with affiliated organizations, including the American Geophysical Union, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Earth System Information Partnership, the American Meteorological Society, the National Center for Science Education, and TERC. The American Geophysical Union and the American Geosciences Institute are Windows to the Universe Founding Partners. NESTA welcomes new Institutional Affiliates in support of our ongoing programs, as well as collaborations on new projects. Contact NESTA for more information. NASA ESIP NCSE HHMI AGU AGI AMS NOAA