JO: I took my first diver’s certification when I was 10 years old and I’ve been diving ever since. Then I had an experience—my first meeting with manta rays. They are social, gentle and beautiful creatures. For me, they appeared like angels out of the blue and I fell in love then and there. And that should have been a really breathtaking experience, but when we came up in the boat, there was a guy who opened up a beer can, knocked it back and then threw the beer can over his shoulder into the sea. Thanks to him, I changed my path in life.