TEAM OF EXPERTS
Born in 1962 in the Vedado district, only 50 meters from the famous Malecon of Havana, he has been fascinated since his early youth by nature, the sea and marine wildlife.
At 5 years of age, due to frequent asthma attacks and pursuant to doctor’s advice, Nino began swimming in the swimming pool of a club in the Cuban capital.
At the same time he made his first plunges into the sea and, at 9 years of age, he began free diving. Quickly he began passing the same amount of time at sea as at school, which were separated by only 200 meters.
At the age of 12, he moved from swimming to water polo.
In 1986 he graduated from the Faculty of Biology of The University of Havana.
During his 5 years there, he represented the University in numerous competitions and was a member of Havana’s team in the water polo national championships.
After his studies he began working at the Hotel Colony on an island in the south of Cuba, at the first and foremost International Dive Center of Cuba, where various underwater photograph competitions were organized (4th World Championships of Underwater Photography) due to the excellent state of preservation of the sea bed there, which was a protected and incredible nature reserve.
It was during this period, thanks to his scuba and free diving activities, that his deep interest in the sea and its protection was reaffirmed.
His character, his strength, his will, his versatility and his perpetual desire to always push ahead were forged by his experiences with nature, other divers and adverse weather conditions.
His rebel and nonconformist character leads him to attempt new challenges while always seeking perfection, which is, along with his great love for nature, one of his big virtues. This makes a challenge such as The Crossing ultimately predictable!