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British Virgin Islands - 2013, Session 2

Staff Update Day 1

Location: West End

Love of my Life is geared up and ready for session 2 to begin. Over the past two days, we have been hard at work getting the boat provisioned with food, loading all the dive gear and equipment, and prepping the boat for the arrival of our shipmates. Jimmy has been a big help on board, as he moved off of Distant Drums at the end of his first session Neptune program and on to Love of my Life to start his 2nd session Rescue program. With his help, the boat is looking the best it ever has, and both of us are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the rest of our crew. We can't wait to begin what is sure to be an incredible session of diving and sailing, as our shipmates tackle the highest non-professional level of diving in their rescue diver course. Love of My Life is ready and excited for shipmates to arrive! Here is an introduction to the crew of Love of My Life:

Sam- skipper/dive instructor

After graduating from Wake Forest University in 2004, Sam followed his passion for the water and travel, working as a Sailing and Scuba Diving instructor in Costa Rica, Thailand, and Belize. Sam joined AQ, in 2007 and is now the director of the BVI Diving program. He holds certifications as an MCA Master of Yachts 200 Ton, PADI IDC Staff Instructor, and Advanced Medic at Sea. An avid traveler, he can be found seeking out new adventures abroad, from paragliding in the Alps to jungle trekking in Sumatra.

Blair- mate/dive instructor

Blair is from Richmond, VA and grew up sailing in Wilmington, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008, having sailed with Sea|mester on S/Y Argo for her 2006 maiden voyage in Thailand. Since 2008, Blair has spent her summers with ActionQuest in the British Virgin Islands as a dive instructor and captain. She has also spent time living and working aboard privately owned yachts in the Bahamas and in SE Asia, following her passion for travel and the ocean. Blair joined the company full time at the beginning of 2011 and works in the office as PR and alumni relations coordinator. Blair's professional credentials include PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and IYT Master of Yachts 200 tons.