Juan is more than just an underwater photographer, his conservation efforts and understanding of shark behavior have made him a leading presence in his field. Juan's primary goal with his work is to create an initiative for a global perception change for one of the most misunderstood species on the planet; SHARKS
He co-founded Water inspired and One Ocean Diving and uses his photography to help inspire others to care about the underwater world and marine life, especially sharks. Juan grew up with a fear of sharks like the majority of the people on the planet. As a surfer of his time seeing a shark was initially not something he ever thought he would want to see, but once he was able to put a mask and fins on and experience how incredible they really are his whole perception changed, his whole life changed, and now his is fighting daily to help save their lives.
Juan helps run this nonprofit with his wife Ocean Ramsey.This marine conservation nonprofit was started to help save sea turtles in 1988. Now it has expanded to help with beach clean-ups and sea life-saving swims where they remove fishing lines off the coral reefs and sea turtles. Click the link below to see how you can help save the reef, sea turtles, and sharks.
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