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British Virgin Islands - 2013, Session 1

Staff Update Day 1

Location: West End

Our shipmates are finally arriving! Over the past week (or more) we've been training, setting up, and preparing for this day; we're ready for the adventure to begin. In preparation for our shipmates' arrival, we've been hard at work- everything from taking delivery of our yachts to prepping and loading tanks and dive gear, We've even found time to have some fun- Pico sailing and wakeboarding and everything in between! But the real fun will begin with the arrival of the shipmates on the dock. We're stoked to spend the next few weeks sailing, diving, and sharing experiences with amazing shipmates and staff in this gorgeous location.

Here is an introduction to the crew of Peeps:

Bryant- skipper/dive instructor

As a native of Sarasota, Florida Bryant grew up on the water and began diving at age 14. He attended the New College of Florida where he earned an honors degree in environmental science and simultaneously achieved his scuba instructor rating and US Coast Guard Master Captain's license. During his undergraduate career, Bryant was involved in shark research with the Mote Marine Laboratory and scientific diving. Since graduating Bryant has traveled around the world spending time in Australia, Southern Africa and the Virgin Islands working as a captain, dive instructor, and field biologist. Bryant joined AQ in 2012 as a skipper, dive instructor, and biologist. He looks forward to returning to these roles in 2013.

Cayley- mate/dive instructor

Cayley hails from Vancouver, Canada. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a focus on Human Geography and Asian Studies, and has since spent her time adventuring; teaching scuba abroad or leading eco-tours in her hometown. When she isn't underwater, you'll find her on her bike, on her skis, or playing with other people's dogs. This is Cayley's second stint with AQ, and she's pumped to dive the Chikuzen. She has a HUGE passion for the ocean.