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British Virgin Islands - 2021, Session 1

Staff Blog

Location: West End, Tortola

The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Summer is here. We are so excited about the three-week-long adventure that is about to begin. For the past few days, the entire ActionQuest staff has been working tirelessly to prepare the fleet for the upcoming session. Sweet Spot, our home for the next few weeks, has been stuffed to the gills with food, water, and fuel in preparation for our students’ arrival. We cannot express how stoked we are to sail away on our next adventure with a whole new group of incredible students!

Here is an introduction to the crew of Sweet Spot:

Matt- Skipper/MPIC/Dive Instructor
Matt has been a part of the GXG team since 2014, spending the majority of that time on the Neptune and Rescue programs. He has also worked as the medpic on our Seamester vessel S/Y Argo. He is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with over 300 certified students through ActionQuest. He also holds his IYT 200 Ton Master of Yachts Offshore and MCA Medical Person In Charge licenses. He is both an old AQ student as well as a Seamester alumni and loves being able to provide the positive experiences he had to new groups of students.

Cara - Dive Instructor
Cara grew up riding kangaroos in rural Australia, but these days she prefers riding on dive boats. She has spent the last 3+ years in Central America, working as an English teacher specializing in kids and teenagers, and as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and a CPR/First Aid Instructor. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science, Cara has been called a nerd for her love of fish ID and extensive list of fun facts about whatever animal is close by. Most recently, living on a tropical island in Panamá, Cara also loves long rides to the beach, reading, surfing, and volunteering with a local NGO’s surf grommets program. Her proudest moment was being on a regatta-winning boat the first time she stepped foot on a sailboat.

Cat - Dive Instructor
The ocean has always been Cat’s backyard, from growing up on Cape Cod, 5 summers at AQ, an ocean crossing aboard Seamester, and much more! Cat was working as a divemaster in surrounding universities around Boston when she decided to move to Utila, Honduras, to become an Instructor. She spent 5 months training and taking courses and was able to leave with many new certifications, including tech diving. While in Utila, she started working and teaching courses and took people out diving. She is so excited to be a part of a program that did so much for her.