Since the inception of our sister company, ActionQuest, in 1986,
Written by Shaun Swartz
our goal has been to provide life-changing teen summer travel programs that take our students beyond what they thought possible. Students from around the globe come to ActionQuest to not only earn their PADI certifications but also to learn skills that prepare them for life after a voyage. Thousands of students have called our vessels home over the past 30 years and have spent countless hours exploring our underwater world.
Just for some perspective, ActionQuest received over 400 students from 43 different states and 29 countries around the world in 2016 alone. Our students earned over 1,200 PADI diving certifications, spent approximately 740 hours compressing air for their tanks and consumed roughly 5,520 quesadillas during surface intervals between dives (Okay, that last one’s a bit of a rough guess – but it’s not that far off)!
As a result of these efforts, ActionQuest has received PADI’s 2016 “Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Diver Continuing Education.” This award is designed to recognize organizations with a clear dedication to providing consistent first-rate SCUBA training in a safe and educational environment; rather, what we’ve been doing for over 40 years. And while 2016 was an incredible year for us, 2017 is shaping up to be one of the best yet (and we’re not just talking about more quesadillas).