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British Virgin Islands - 2016, Session 2

Staff Update Day 1

Location: West End, Tortola

Session one is all over, and we are SO excited for all of the new shipmates to come! We have been working to make sure that Midnatt Solen III is all ready to go for this new program! Just today, we got a ton of food sorted, beds made and deck scrubbed! Last session was a blast full of scuba, hiking, sailing and laughter and we're ready to take on the challenge of making this session even better!

Here is an introduction to the crew of Midnatt Solen:

Jake: Skipper/Dive Instructor

Easily recognizable by the constant smile on his face, Jake coordinates half of the Vega fleet. Brought into diving by his mom, Jake has experience diving all over the world, from the murky, freezing waters of the Great Lakes to the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean. After retuning home from a life- changing trip with ActionQuest in2005, Jake knew he had to become involved with the program. Now as a skipper and PADI instructor, Jake strives to provide his shipmates with the same incredible experience he had as a student. Jake recently made the move to Sarasota, and manages enrollment and business development for ActionQuest

Spencer: Dive Instructor/Medic/Mate

Spencer is a dive instructor from Philadelphia, PA. He goes to school in sunny St. Petersburg, FL. In addition to being an instructor, Spencer will also be working as an EMT and photographer. When not diving throughout Florida, Spencer typically spends his time attempting to do an insurmountable amount of homework. Although he went to college intending to study marine science, Spencer is currently studying Political Science in the hopes of going to law school.

Emma: Medic/Mate

Ever since Emma first got certified as a diver in 2008 she has been trying to get to the water as often as possible. She has since become an avid diver of the Northeast and sailed over 6,000 nautical miles! While crossing the Atlantic last summer with Seamester, her favorite parts were looking at the billions of stars and the incredible bioluminescence visible in the middle of the ocean. She completed her EMT course through Boston University, and sees medicine as a large part of her future. She also holds a Divemaster rating and assists with scuba classes in the Boston area. She has a wide range of hobbies and interests, including; playing the piano, eating gourmet mac n cheese, reading textbooks, fencing, hiking and stargazing.