Hugo Marrero : Meet Submersible Pilot Hugo Marrero
As for my career path, I never thought I would be doing this even though I always dreamt about it. My training is in electronics I have an associates degree in electrical engineering and I started working in electronics. My hobby was always SCUBA diving, surfing, doing anything that had anything to do with the water. I had moved to California to do some work for some of the big corporate companies in Silicon Valley and while I was there I was reading a magazine, a known magazine "Skin Diver" magazine and I saw a little ad talking about a little college in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College and I thought 'that sounds interesting' I decided to take a trip down to Santa Barbara, I took a few days off of work, drove down there, talked with the teachers, saw what they did - I was hooked, I was fascinated, I decided right then that's it. I quit my job, sold everything I had, moved to Santa Barbara. Ever since I left that school in 1991 I have been working with submarines. While I was there I was hired to work with a tourist operator in Hawaii, so I worked in Hawaii, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands. While I was working in the Cayman Islands I decided to apply for Harbor Branch. I was fortunate enough to be hired in 1996 and it has been a great experience.