My name is Zach Rome, and I am starting a nonprofit organization to teach science through SCUBA diving.  This blog documents my progress.

Not enough?

In 2006, I graduated from the University of Miami with a BSc in Marine Science and Biology and a Minor in Chemistry.  I spent the following 18 months in 11 different countries working as a journalist, photographer and SCUBA Instructor.  Upon return to The States, I became a cohort 16 NYC Teaching Fellow and spent the following two years teaching middle school science at Lyons Community School – a small, progressive, Title 1 school in Brooklyn, NY.  In November 2009, I was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2041 Teacher’s Contest and was awarded free passage aboard the 2009 International Antarctic Treaty Expedition with world famous polar explorer, Robert Swan.  I am a PADI OWSI Instructor and an Infant/Child/Adult CPR/First Aid Instructor.  I have a Masters in Adolescent Science Education from Pace University.

Still not enough!?

I like to play the ukulele.

Me with my uke

7 Responses to “About Me”


  1. 1 robvitolo July 13, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    If you could revisit any one of the places you have scuba dived before for another dive, where would it be?

    • 2 Zach Rome July 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm

      Great question, Bobby V! I think I’d have to say Fiji or Indonesia – I didn’t spend nearly enough time there as I would have liked!

      How about you? If you could dive one place in the world, where would it be?

  2. 3 Latisha July 13, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    love it!!! absolutely love it.

  3. 4 Stergio July 15, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Ah man! I thought you’d state you’d want to return to Thailand (I am there now!). Congratulations on your amazing endeavor. Wish you all the best. ‘Chok dii khrup!’ Look forward to reading updates.

    • 5 Zach Rome July 15, 2010 at 10:26 pm

      Sawadee khrup! What’s up, senior serge? I think I’ll stay put here for a little bit, but you’re definitely making me jealous! Take care, man. Talk soon.

  4. 6 JustFish August 30, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    When you were diving in 11 different countries, did you save any rare shells for your friend Mike? Your schooba career depends on it.


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