Middle School Adventures

Caribbean: St. Martin, St. Barths + Saba 12-Day Scuba + Sailing Discoveries

Learn to breathe underwater, get comfortable navigating a sailboat and fall in love with life at sea. Live on a catamaran with a crew of students and experienced instructors, exploring islands, creating memories and building lifelong friendships!

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group of middle school students on boat at scuba camp
Middle school students hiking on summer Caribbean scuba and sailing program
Teens in scuba gear after dive at Caribbean scuba and sailing camp

Discovery-filled days in the Caribbean

  • Build foundations in scuba diving and sailing in the pristine Caribbean waters.
  • Dive in world-class marine parks filled with colorful fish, coral, and other marine life
  • Try your hand at dinghy sailing, wakeboarding, stand up paddleboarding and other watersports!
  • Help maintain island trails and protect biodiversity in Saba, aiding the local community in environmental conservation projects.
  • Hike through lush mountain rainforests, see the sunrise from an uninhabited island, visit remote beaches and quaint Caribbean towns.
  • Work together with your new crew - a small group of other middle school students and experienced instructors.
PROGRAM DATESCOSTAVAILABILITY
July 20 - July 31, 2024$5,1803 spots leftEnroll Now
August 3 - August 14, 2024$5,180AvailableEnroll Now
June 13 - June 24, 2025$5,180Opens 9/15*Enroll Now
June 20 - July 1, 2025$5,180Opens 9/15*Enroll Now
July 5 - July 16, 2025$5,180Opens 9/15*Enroll Now
July 20 - July 31, 2025$5,180Opens 9/15*Enroll Now
August 3 - August 14, 2025$5,180Opens 9/15*Enroll Now

*Enrollment open now for alumni only, general enrollment opens 9/15.

“Diving in Saba, community service and boat living all exceeded my highest expectations. I learned to dive and sail but, more importantly, I learned about new places, people and cultures. I would hands-down do it all over again and I will carry the memories with me forever.” Hannah, middle school alumna

This Caribbean teen program offers:

3

Scuba Certifications

2

Sailing Certifications

2

Service Hours

Three PADI scuba certifications available:

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Project AWARE
  • Coral Reef Conservation

Two sailing certifications available:

  • IYT International Crew
  • Broadreach Intro to Yachting

Two hours of service learning through community-based projects.

Requirements:

  • Available to students completing sixth, seventh or eighth grade who are at least 12 years old by program start. No additional experience necessary.
sailing and scuba camp for middle school students

Experience sailing and explore the underwater world on a Broadreach Caribbean liveaboard adventure – just for middle school students!

Itinerary

Day 1-3

Ready for adventure

Welcome to St. Martin! You’ll be greeted by Broadreach staff at SXM airport and together, you’ll make your way to our Caribbean base. Get fitted for dive gear, meet your crew and board your new floating home for the adventure of a lifetime! There’s a lot to learn in the next few days, but you’ll soon be an expert. We start training with a short sail that will help you learn the ropes of life on a 45-foot catamaran. We also jump right into dive training: whether you are just starting out or already certified, you’ll be in the water and swimming like a fish in no time. In between sailing and dive training, try out some water sports and paddleboarding in the calm waters of Grand Case.


Day 4-6

St. Barts – tres chic

Settling into life on a boat is easy: sleeping under the stars, waking up to the cool ocean breeze and jumping in the water whenever the mood strikes you! You’ll work as a team with your fellow crewmates as you take on the responsibilities of caring for the boat and each other. Dive training is in full swing! You’ll discover the underwater creatures of St. Barts – lobsters, barracuda, turtles and more – as they swim right under your home. On land, you’ll hike to the wonderful beach of Anse des Flamands for some beach games and visit the historic city of Gustavia. It’s uniquely French Caribbean, and the crepes and ice cream are not to be missed!


Day 7-9

Saba is calling

Your sail training continues as we head to our next location– Saba! On your journey, you’ll learn tacking, points of sail and navigation techniques. By now, you’re ready to take on some more challenging diving, and the island of Saba is the perfect place for it. Its unique landscape provides fascinating diving and intriguing hikes. The nurse sharks and stingrays of Torrens Point and Tent Reef are just waiting to say hello! You’ll also take time to give back, volunteering with the local marine park before exploring the picturesque towns of the island.


Day 10-12

Last call for fun

Our last days are spent at Tintamarre, a white sand island just off the coast of St. Martin. The wreck of a small tugboat makes for an unforgettable last dive of the trip. We’ll also spend time snorkeling with sea turtles and taking final photos with your new friends. Together, you’ll reflect on all you have learned and experienced. You’ll be heading home with newfound confidence, skills and memories of the adventure of a lifetime.