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Alberto Friscione Carrascosa
Dive Shop Owner, Videographer, Producer

Alberto Friscione Carrascosa developed a passion for undersea life at a very early age. After graduating with a Veterinary degree from the University of Veracruz, Alberto settled in Cancun and opened his own dive shop, Solo Buceo. To this day, he has conducted many expeditions in

Mexico, Canada, the United States, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Bahamas, Cayman, Cuba, Tonga, Vavau" A, Fiji, Indonesia and some Caribbean islands.


Rescue Diving - He has made an important number of rescues of lost people in the sea and underwater caves. One of the most remembered

rescue was the one in which Cuauht?oc Hank Ron, son of professor Hank, who got lost deep inside a cenote.

Underwater Video and Photography - For the last 24 years, Friscione has been traveling with his camera around the world. During this years, he has been able to work with such personalities as Ramon Bravo, Genaro Hurtado, Alfonso Arnold, and Fabricio Feduchy.

Along his career, he has been able to collaborate with some television networks, such as ASAHI National Broad Casting (Brazil, Argentina,

Venezuela, and France), National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TBS Vision (Japan) and in some Mexican national television networks.

With his photos and video, he has worked with many people trying to show to the world, the beauties of sea life and its conservation.

Friscione has made and worked in a lot of documentaries. Among them, the most important are: White Sharks in Guadalupe Island; The trip to Palau; A Community to Explore: Jes" Carranza; Symphony of the Sea; Ram" Bravo, with Arthuro Bayona's music; The Super Fish; Mexico's Natural Parks Capsule Report; Chinchorro's Reef; and a NATGEO documentary about reefs and whale sharks. With Ram" Bravo, the Mexican diving legend, he worked filming the movie "Alacranes y Gale??, and the documentary "El Gran Arrecife Maya?.

Alberto's photos have been made into six calendars named: Macro Photography (2000); Nomads of the Sea (2002); Life and Magic in the Sea (2003); Giants of the Sea (2005); Sea Creatures (2008); and Wonders of the Sea (2010).

In 2008 he set his first public exposition, called Wonders of the Sea, in the streets of Merida, Yucat?, and Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. This exposition has been prized by important personalities of national politics.

Books and Writing - Alberto has published seven recognized books: The Great Reef of Chinchorro; Revillagigedo's Archipelago, an Extension of our

Frontiers; The Northeast Marine Region and its Platforms; Coco Island; The Legendary Fiji Islands; and Wilma Hurricane, a story we shall not forget. In 2008 he made the first diving tourist guide of Veracruz.

He has received many awards from different institutions and conservancy organizations such as: EnCadenate, as the best diver in Quintana Roo; Amigos de Siaan

Kaan, for his many participations in the year; Anahuac Cancun University and Universidad del Caribe; many others were given to him in the diving expo in Mexico City. He also received an award from the Mayor of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz for his participation in the 4th International Encounter of the Sea.

Within his career as a diver instructor he has received many satisfactions by teaching and sharing the underwater world with hundreds of tourists that visit Cancun, and more satisfactory is the fact of sharing this with many celebrities such as: Bruce Willis, Silvester Stalon, Tom Cruise, Steven Segal, and Andres Garcia. His most important student, and still friend, was Dr. Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon when he was President of Mexico.

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