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 and every possible holiday in La Orchila, a Caribbean island that serves as a Venezuelan naval base that even has a pink sanded beach!
I spent every summer there for 18 years, and that free interaction with nature became my microscope and telescope to see and learn about our planet and space. We would swim freely aside all kinds of fish and watch turtles nest, and I even had a crab collection. It's what got me fascinated with nature and science and the wonders of the ocean. Ramon Llaneza, is my brother in law and a renown diving instructor. I met Ramon at age 18 and he diving instructor for Scuba Diving and I got most of my knowledge from his teachings. I am a IANTD & CMAS certified diver.
Now I live in Boulder, Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and I am fond to hiking and skiing in Colorado, but every year, once a year, I join my family in Florida and together with my nieces and nephew I enjoy trips and keep learning and admiring the underwater and wonder of this magic world!
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, ranging from seismology
, rocks and minerals
, and Earth system science
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