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British Virgin Islands - 2023, Session 1

Day 1!

Location: West End, Tortola

The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Summer is here. The staff of Event Horizon is so excited for our shipmates to arrive! For the past few days, the entire ActionQuest staff has been working tirelessly to prepare the fleet for the upcoming session. Event Horizon, our home for the next few weeks, has been stuffed to the gills with food, water, fuel, and all the program equipment in preparation for our student's arrival. We cannot express how stoked we are to sail away on our next adventure with a whole new group of Rescue students!

Matt - Skipper

Matt has been a part of the GXG team since 2014 and is the Operational Director of our Dive Side, spending the majority of that time teaching the Neptune and Rescue programs. He has also worked as the mate and medic on our Seamester vessels S/Y Argo and S/Y Vela. Matt is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and has certified over 450 students during his time at ActionQuest, and also holds his IYT 200 Ton Master of Yachts Offshore and MCA Medical Person In Charge licenses. He is both a former AQ student and Seamester alumni and loves being able to provide the positive experiences he had to new groups of students.

Griffin - DM

Griffin grew up in Maine and Colorado. He first got dive-certified onboard Argo in 2017. After graduating from Colby College in 2019, Griffin has worked onboard schooners, as a wooden boat builder, and as a diver, pretty much anything that keeps him near the ocean. Griffin can be found sailing, swimming, skating, skiing, or sewing shorts when not at work. He is excited to trade the cold seas of the Northeast for the warmer Caribbean waters!

Bianca - Scuba Instructor

Although Bianca was born and raised a few thousand feet above sea level under the towering glacial peaks of Mt. Hood, Oregon, she has always felt most at home surrounded by saltwater. Bianca tried diving for the first time at age 12, and 10 years later decided to become a scuba instructor. Now, Bianca is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, has certified over 200 students in various classes, and spent the last two years assisting with multiple coral restoration and marine debris removal projects in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This fall, Bianca will begin attending Stanford Law School as she works toward becoming an Environmental Protection Lawyer. When she's not in the water, you can find Bianca reading, hiking, doing yoga, or acquiring useless fun facts to fuel her Jeopardy obsession.