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British Virgin Islands - 2019, Session 2

Staff Update Day 1

Location: West End, Tortola

Jack: Skipper/ Dive Instructor
Six years ago, a dream became a reality as Jack embarked on a solo mission to Mexico to become a professional dive instructor. Ever since he has been doing just that, living on islands such as Saba and Grand Cayman, and teaching hundreds of people how to dive. A love for adventure has led Jack to climb a 20,000ft mountain in Bolivia and to surf the waves of Costa Rica. Jack has previously worked for Seamester, and after captaining dive boats around the Caribbean, he is excited to return to the BVI to work for ActionQuest.

Ella: Divemaster/Mate/WFR
Ella was raised in Savage, MN. She joined ActionQuest in as a shipmate in 2015 and returned for three more summers. During the school year, she attends Bentley University in Boston where she is working towards a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Growing up, she spent her summers on a remote island in Canada, which sparked her love of the water and sailing. When she is not scuba diving, she enjoys skiing, swimming, and watching sports. Ella is a PADI Divemaster and Wilderness First Responder.

Mimi: Dive Instructor/ Marine Scientist
Growing up on the South coast of Norway, Miranda earned her PADI open water certification at the age of 12 and has been obsessed with the underwater world ever since. She graduated from the University of Southampton with an MSc in Marine Biology in 2018 and has recently completed her PADI Instructor certification. Miranda has taken part in marine and wildlife conservation projects in the Bahamas, Belize, and Indonesia, and spent time studying abroad in Australia and Bermuda. She’s excited to share her love for the underwater world with others and hopes to inspire them through education and knowledge to take care of our oceans and everything within them. Miranda enjoys scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing, underwater photography, skiing, and cooking.