Photo courtesy of Marina LaGrave
Scuba Diving has always been a part of my life and it has taught me a lot about the ocean, the environment and so much more! I have grown up around diving throughout my whole life. I started scuba diving when I was seven years old; I later got certified when I was twelve. My father who has been one of my greatest inspirations for scuba diving, has had the occupation of an environmental engineer, he has also been a scuba diving instructor therefore I got most of my knowledge from his teachings. I am a IANTD & CMAS certified diver. I love to submerge myself under the water for hours and just enjoy the aquatic life.
I have had many exciting adventures scuba diving. I have seen turtles, eels, sea urchins, sea spiders, a school of sting rays, and barracudas. I also had an encounter with a huge hammerhead shark. All of my experiences with these animals have made me want to protect them. When I grow up I would like to be an animal rights attorney to help protect these animals from becoming endangered.
Although diving takes up a great deal of my time I also enjoy other things. I love to dance because I feel as if I can express myself through dancing. This year was my last year in middle school, and this summer is going to be one of the best. I can’t wait to go back to the Bahamas and seek new adventures!
Last modified June 23, 2008 by Lisa Gardiner.
Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store!
Our online store
includes issues of NESTA's quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist
, full of classroom activities on different topics in Earth and space science, as well as books
on science education!
You might also be interested in:
How did life evolve on Earth? The answer to this question can help us understand our past and prepare for our future. Although evolution provides credible and reliable answers, polls show that many people turn away from science, seeking other explanations with which they are more comfortable....more
When I was 8 month old, my parents taught me how to swim. I learned how to swim before I even walked. Being under the water has been like breathing to me - part of my life. I was surrounded by divers since...more
Scuba Diving has always been a part of my life and it has taught me a lot about the ocean, the environment and so much more! I have grown up around diving throughout my whole life. I started scuba diving...more
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...more
Archimedes was a Greek mathematician and engineer who lived between 287-212 B.C. His greatest contributions are in the field of geometry and in the development of war machines. Legend has it that Archimedes...more
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who lived between 384-322 B.C. He was one of the greatest thinkers of the world and his written works encompassed all major areas of thought. Aristotle mistakenly believed...more
Democritus was a Greek philosopher who lived between 470-380 B.C. He developed the concept of the 'atom', Greek for 'indivisible'. Democritus believed that everything in the universe was made up of atoms,...more
Eratosthenes was a Greek scientist who lived from 276 to 194 B.C. He studied astronomy, geography, and math. Eratosthenes is famous for making the first good measurement of the size of the Earth. He spent...more