Ruben is a marine biologist and expert diver with over 30 years of experience in commercial off-shore deep diving, professional diving instructor, manipulation and detonation of underwater explosives and saturation diving. He is also trained as a professional diver in handling emergencies such as fire, ocean survival skills, first aid and personal security. He has spent much of his life in the ocean and has great respect for its protection and preservation. Ruben brings to OLAS a commitment to provide his knowledge, skills and expertize in providing opportunities to teach students proffesional diving skills. At the moment Ruben lives in Punta del Este, Uruguay and is an important member of the Bahia de Maldonado Underwater Survey Project.