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British Virgin Islands - 2022, Session 2

Staff Introduction

Location: West End, Tortola

Meet the Crew!
Photo Order: On the left, Macaire LaBarge (Skipper). Middle, Jessica Stich (Dive Instructor/Mate). On the right, Gianluigi Petrellese (Dive Instructor/Mate)

Mac was born and raised on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He is a certified skipper, rescue diver, and avid freediver. Mac grew up playing baseball and even played for a year in college before obtaining a career-ending injury. He is currently studying Environmental Science and Biology at Trinity College in Connecticut and is vice president of the school’s Geology Club. Mac sailed over 8,000 nautical miles aboard the Seamester yacht Argo in the spring of 2021, and he is excited to stay involved this summer with ActionQuest.

Jessica was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She has been a dive instructor for two years, and this will be her second year at Action Quest. She graduated from THE Ohio State University with a degree in hospitality management and now works on super yachts as a dive instructor/deckhand.

This is Gigi. I am a boat captain and dive instructor with seven years of experience from Naples, Italy. I have been working in the dive industry for almost seven years. During that time, I worked for two years in Italy; I traveled and worked two years around Australia, 13 months in the Maldives, and eight months in Thailand, while my last two jobs were in Mallorca, Spain, and Sardinia, Italy. I have experience living onboard positions and sailing. I love sailing and have experience driving different boats; I also have an Italian boat license. I like repairing jobs as well as handling employment in general.