Here is a list of awards, accolades, and accomplishments that Anesti Vega has achieved in his years so far, with many more to come! The list goes from most recent on down.

Expedition Leader - USX Aquarius Reef Base FL Expedition: saturation diving, seagrass rugosity, local ecology research - TBD 2019

Initiative Leader - USX Research Submersible Launch, Monterey Bay, CA: topside support, logistics, and documentation of vessel launch - July 2019

Director of Operations - USX Big Sur CA Eco-Expedition: transect based surveys of kelp forests and indicator species - July 2019

Director of Operations - USX Juneau Icefields Expedition: cryospheric and snowpack data collection - April 2019

PADI SCUBA “Elite Instructor” status for the year 2018

PADI SCUBA IDC Staff Instructor - December 2018

SCUBA Expedition Leader for USX, coral reef research on bleaching events in Pompano Beach Florida - October 2018

Aerial Photography selected for Permanent Display at The Romero Institute - September 2018

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer - August 2018

SCUBA Expedition participant for ReefCheck California, transect-based surveys in Big Sur, California - June 2018

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - May 2018

PADI Divemaster Certification – August 2017 California EcoDiver Certification – July 2017

PADI Open Water Diver Certification – February 2013

USPA Skydiving “A” Licence – August 2012

Short Film ‘Invincible’ wins 3 awards at the 2012 Action Film Festival: Audience Choice, Best Soundtrack, Best Title Sequence (writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor)

Spokesperson and Presenter for the 2011 Action Film Festival and Heroes International Film Festival – August 2011

Baptized and receives his first official rank in Capoeira with Capoeira Volta ao Mundo, Sarasota Florida – November 2010

Awarded ‘Best Visual Artist’ by Creative Loafing Magazine – Sept. 2010

Film – ‘A Spaniard’s Tale’ wins 6 awards at the 2010 Action Film Festival: Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Soundtrack, Best Actor, Best Action Sequence, Best Film. (writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor)

‘Hashishin’ gets Official Selection at 2010 Sunscreen Film Festival & Ybor Festival of the Moving Image (writer, producer, director, fight choreographer)

Graduates University of Tampa with a BA in Communications – May 2009

‘The Case’ ranks Top 16 out of 370 at the 2009 National Film Challenge (producer & cinematographer)

Martial Arts photography published in Action & Fitness Magazine June 2009 issue

‘Nothin’ But Treble’ wins 5 awards at the 2009 48HFP Awards Ceremony including Best Choreography (fight choreographer)

Receives black belt in Karate, Tampa FL – February 2008

Graduates US Army Intelligence Academy, Ft. Huachuca AZ – June 2003

Graduates US Army Air Assault School, Ft. Campbell KY – May 2002

Graduates US Army Airborne School, Ft. Benning GA – November 2000

Graduates US Army Infantry School, Ft. Benning GA – October 2000

Receives first rank in the martial arts, yellow belt in Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do, at 12 years old – July 1994