Jacques Cousteau....Ii grew up in New Jersey and as a kid watched the Jacques Cousteau TV shows and read all his books. I wanted to learn more about the ocean and dreamed of being a marine biologist. Learning to SCUBA was the next step, and at age 16, I became certified. This was not the norm back then as teenagers just did not learn to dive. I then would travel each summer to the Florida Keys with my Nikonos camera to learn more about warmer waters. Although I do not dive anymore, I still love the sea and everything about it.