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British Virgin Islands - 2023, Session 2

Welcome to Odyssey

Location: West End, Tortola

It is a beautiful day in West End. The Action Quest team has been working hard in preparation for the arrival of our session two students. We cannot express how excited we are! Allow me to introduce you to our wonderful team…

Skipper/Medical director

James was born and raised in northern California, never living far from an ocean. He developed a love for all water sports in California, including sailing, surfing, swimming, water polo, rafting, wakeboarding, and diving. He found his true passion for sailing after a voyage onboard S/Y Argo from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean as a student with Seamester in the fall of 2018. In addition to sailing, James has a passion for the medical field, as evidenced by his years of experience as an EMT and his pursuit of a nursing career. James is excited to reunite with ActionQuest as the Director of Medical Operations for another summer full of sailing, diving, water sports, and overall fun!

Dive instructor

Anthony started his journey with GXG as a student with ActionQuest, where he fell in love with the lifestyle and the people he was surrounded by. After a short 21 days, Anthony knew he wanted to continue sailing and scuba diving. While attending ActionQuest, he saw S/Y Argo on the Horizon and was told about Seamester by his skipper, Jake. He went on to spend three of the best months of his life onboard S/Y Vela. The trip opened his eyes to a whole new way of living, and he knew he couldn’t stop there, so he went to Key Largo, FL, where he spent several weeks gaining knowledge and training to become a PADI Scuba Instructor. Anthony is super excited to pass on the knowledge and experiences he had to the students at AQ this summer!


Arden grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and has always had an affinity for spending time in the outdoors. Despite living in a land-locked state, she had always loved the ocean and dreamed of being a marine biologist as a kid. Arden discovered her love for sailing during a transatlantic Seamester voyage on S/Y Vela from Rome to the Caribbean. After receiving a rescue diver certification on this trip, Arden became interested in the medical component of this work and added a Wilderness First Responder certification to her skillset. She loves sailing, diving, collecting seashells, and water sports! Arden also enjoys working with kids. Previously, she worked as a mentor for students in middle and high school. She currently attends a university in London, pursuing her degree in international relations. Arden has traveled to over 20 countries and loves connecting with new people and cultures. She is excited to escape the London fog for some summer adventures.

Photo 1 Arden
Photo 2 James
Photo 3 Tony
Photo 4 Odyssey