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British Virgin Islands - 2019, Session 2

Staff Update Day 1

Location: West End, Tortola

After a great session 1, Alisa and I have spent the last few days getting the nitty-gritty details ready for session 2. We’ve got the boat cleaned up and fooded for the program as well as to have all our equipment prepped and ready to go. The cabins are all made up and ready for our shipmates to settle into their new home. Over the next three weeks of sailing and becoming even better divers, we will grow from a group of strangers to a tight nit crew and family. The two of us are unbelievably excited to meet our new shipmates and get out on the water!

Here is an introduction of the crew on Two Ghosts:

Matt: Skipper/Dive Instructor/MPIC

Matt was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. He graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Matt’s love for diving began after he completed an ActionQuest trip as a shipmate in 2009 and his love for sailing came after sailing aboard S/Y Argo as a shipmate in 2012. He now holds certifications as an MCA Master of Yachts 200 Ton, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, and MCA Medical Person in Charge. Since 2014 he has spent his summers working with the AQ team and now has joined the GXG main office in Sarasota, Florida.

Alisa: Dive Instructor/Mate

Alisa was raised in Florida and has never been far from the water. She was a competitive swimmer for nine years and had been diving since she was sixteen. Her passion for scuba and the underwater world has only increased over the years. Alisa studied ecotourism in college and became a PADI scuba instructor in 2014. She has spent the last five years traveling and teaching scuba but most recently spent time in the Pacific Northwest teaching preschool. Alisa enjoys being outside as much as possible whether it’s hiking, swimming, or diving, and has a huge passion for experiential education. This is her fifth year working with the Global Expeditions Group family, and she is more than excited to continue this adventure!