Location: West End, Tortola

After a great first session, the staff of Bubble has spent the last few days getting the nitty-gritty details ready for our new group. We’ve got the boat cleaned up and fooded for the program as well as got the program equipment all on board. The cabins are all made up and ready for our shipmates to settle into their new home. Over the next three weeks of sailing and becoming rescue divers, we will grow from a group of strangers to a tight-knit crew and family.

Here is an introduction to the crew of Half A Bubble Off:

Matt- Skipper/Dive Instructor/MedPIC

Matt was born and raised in sunny Sarasota, Florida. He is an ActionQuest alumnus, and instantly knew he wanted to join the GXG team. He became a PADI SCUBA Instructor when he was 18 and joined the ActionQuest team later that year as a dive instructor. Matt also holds the IYT 200 Ton Master of Yachts and MCA Medical Person in Charge licenses. He is currently finishing a Computer Science & Criminal Justice degree at Florida Gulf Coast University while working at the Florida Department of Children and Families during the year.

Dan – Dive Instructor/Mate

Dan grew up in the south of England and graduated University with a degree in Sports Psychology and Coaching. After spending most of his 20’s working in corporate London, he wanted to pursue his passion for travel and the Ocean. Dan started diving in Fiji in 2015 and instantly fell in love with the underwater world when he saw his first shark and manta ray. He is now a PADI IDC Staff Instructor with experience working in Indonesia and the Cayman Islands. He especially enjoys seeing how excited new divers get when they see their first turtle up close! When not diving, Dan enjoys trying new watersports, reading his Kindle, and visiting as many new cities and beaches as possible!

Sydnei – Divemaster/Mate
Sydnei started her time at ActionQuest in 2015. Since then, she has gotten dive certifications up to her divemaster and is pumped to dive with her new shipmates. In between dives, Sydnei can be found solving her Rubik’s cube or dancing. She is incredibly excited for this session to start and meet her new shipmates while watching them grow into fantastic rescue divers.