Meet the Team!
Location: West End, Tortola
Welcome to Tropicool! We are so excited to meet our new crew. After a rapid turnaround from Session 1, our boat is looking beautiful and ready to welcome 13 new Neptune students. Despite all the challenges posed by Covid-19, our summer is shaping up to be an incredible one. Here’s the team who, with your help, will make it all happen!
Jack Golbourn- Skipper and Dive Instructor
Eight 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.
Javi Hernandez- Dive Instructor
Javi is a Spanish diving instructor. Before becoming part of the underwater family, he studied psychology and worked for the social services for 5 years. There, he worked as a mentor for teenagers separated from their families. It was a very rewarding and demanding job, and it taught him to be sensitive, empathic, and patient. On a summer holiday, he discovered diving and got hooked by it, then dove for a couple of years to gain experience until he became a diving instructor in 2016. Since then, he has taught in the Canary Islands, where he lived the last year, and also for some months in Thailand. He loves to teach diving because of its cooperative essence, the beauty we can find when we visit the underwater world, and the feeling it enacts on us to preserve nature. His vision is that, in diving, we educate in skills but also in human values.
Sarah Packman- Divemaster and Wilderness First Responder
Sarah has lived her whole life in Atlanta, GA. She spent her summers throughout high school learning how to sail and dive at ActionQuest, and she is so excited to now be a staff member! Between high school and college, Sarah took a gap year, circumnavigating the Atlantic Ocean with Seamester. During this voyage, she became a PADI Divemaster, discovered a passion for environmental policy, and decided to become a Wilderness First Responder. Outside of diving, Sarah enjoys teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to refugees through the International Rescue Committee. She will begin as a first-year at Harvard this fall.