Professional biologist who is passionate about marine mammals, botany and arthropods. He has led high level marine and wilderness programs and expeditions. Founder and director of an outdoor education company with programs in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador and Brazil during 21 years.
Andres sailed for 5 years, researching and protecting marine mammals as a biologist for the International Tropical Tuna Commission (ITTAC), a multinational tuna regulatory body in the Eastern Pacific tuna-dolphin conservation program. Over the past 32 years, Andres has climbed mountains above 22,200 feet and has performed deep-sea scuba diving down to 265 feet, while in freediving he has reached depths of over 100 feet; he has also spent over 75 days sailing the high seas.
He is an expert in flatwater and open sea kayaking and rowing activities, and has rowed over 3,000 kmof rivers and seas in Panama, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Canada and India.He has sailed over 800 miles in the Caribbean, the tropical Pacific, theGalapagos Islands and the South Pacific.