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British Virgin Islands - 2016, Session 2

Staff Update Day 1

Location: West End, Tortola

Closing out an amazing session one sadly means having to wave goodbye to some fantastic people. West End, Tortola won't be quiet for long though, and we can't wait to welcome our new shipmates in less than 24 hours.
Katja, Casey and I know this will be a great trip and are excited for it to begin

Here is an introduction to the crew of Erocibar

Simon: Skipper/Dive Instructor

Simon was born in Scotland, and since leaving the UK has lived in Honduras, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere around, above, and below the Pacific Ocean. His attraction to water is understandable due to his rainy upbringing, and the gravitation to sunny climes is therefore just as predictable. Simon loves traveling and diving and has been fortunate enough to have spent over a decade in a career that allows him to do both. He holds certifications as an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore 200t, PADI Master Instructor (training dive professionals since 2005), CPR/First Aid Instructor Trainer, Cave and Technical Diver, as well as a bachelor's degree from the University of Glasgow in Molecular Biology. Since first joining ActionQuest in the summer of 2013 as a dive instructor, Simon has logged over 25,000 miles at sea and is excited to rejoin the team this year in the additional role of skipper. In the same period he has still managed to run around 2,500 miles (on land) and hopes to complete his first marathon in New York later this year

Katja: Dive Instructor/Mate

As the daughter of a South African farmer and a German mother, Katja grew up in the idyllic farmlands surrounding Cape Town. Her love for nature emerged at an early age, and she went on to study video journalism with the aim of becoming an environmental journalist. When she enrolled as an ActionQuest shipmate in 2011, Katja discovered her unending fascination with the underwater world. She has since dived in South Africa, the Mediterranean, Honduras and Indonesia and has come full circle by returning to the BVI as a PADI instructor

Casey: Mate