the water, swimming professionally throughout her school years. Eventually she went on to coach swimming through college while studying linguistics, majoring in Portuguese and Spanish. Once she completed her studies, she found a way to make her passion for the water and the ocean her lifestyle and career, by becoming a scuba instructor. She has worked as an instructor for 3 years in South Africa, Maldives and most recently Costa Rica. Melissa loves practicing yoga, drinking tea and drawing when she’s not underwater. Melissa is an animal-lover at heart, especially to her 5 dogs at home. Her favourite diving memory was spotting a manta and a whale shark on the same dive in the Maldives. She can’t wait to share her passion for the ocean this summer with Sail Caribbean.
The Sail Caribbean Team
You’ll learn from talented expert instructors who will become your mentors and friends. Look forward to high-energy, action-oriented people who are definitely FUN to be around! With a variety of backgrounds and interests, they are enthusiastic about teaching you what they know. But Sail Caribbean staff will not only teach you – they will empower you! Imagine having a teacher, parent and friend who is always there for you at every challenge making it fun, and cheering you on at each success. Our leaders are those kinds of people. They’ve worked with teens before, but they don’t consider it work at all – they love it!