My name is María and I am from Spain, from a small town far from the ocean. After graduating in biology, I headed to the world, traveling to many different countries and living in some of them.

I worked for years as a dive instructor and dive guide in Australia, where my connection with the ocean grew stronger.

Besides being a biologist, I am a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, an AIDA freediver, a conservation and science communicator an amateur photographer.

I enjoy exploring the outdoors, whether hiking or on a boat, swimming, or going on a road trip, my favorite time is the one I spend in nature.

After few years of leaving abroad and traveling, I have spent the last 4 years living in a small town in Baja California Sur called La Ventana. Here I am a nature guide and scuba diving guide. I enjoy leaving here, as I am surrounded by nature.On land, there are beautiful hikes among the cactus and waterfalls to find if you know where to look for them. Just at my doorstep, the Sea of Cortez with its endless possibilities, the sound of rays jumping out of the water and whales breaching in winter.

So that you can know me a little bit better, I leave you this video made by a very talented friend. We went out filming this in the area surrounding La Ventana, on a short boat ride.

One of the aspects I enjoy the most of science is communication. By telling people more about nature, animals or ecology I try to make a contribution towards conservation. I write articles for different media about the ocean, the animals that inhabit it or about conservation. I do some work with Nakawe Project, where I have done some writing, participated in filming expeditions and led expeditions.

Besides writing, I have also been a public speaker at different locations, you can see the recording of the talk I gave at the National Museum of Science of Spain in Madrid.

Last year I also participated in the prestigious Off Festival of Photoespaña in Madrid. In this exhibition, I showcased my photo collection Reconexión Natural. In this link, you can read a news article about my participation in the festival. https://efeverde.com/naturaleza-reducir-impacto-humano-planeta/

If you would like to know more about Baja California you can go to Baja California natural wonders or to the Blog, where you will find some articles about wildlife.

Would you like to connect? Head over to the Contact page, we could organize a tour, a talk at your workplace or organization, get you a print of my photos or if you need any writing done, I can help you too.