High School Adventures

Caribbean 21-Day Scuba + Sailing Voyage

Learn the language of the sea as you embark on an immersive Caribbean adventure. Experience the freedom of life on the water and the magic of the world beneath it. Learn to scuba dive and sail, build skills that you’ll use for the rest of your life, and bond with a crew of new friends as you island hop through the beautiful Caribbean.

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Coral seen on Caribbean scuba dive voyage
Teen scuba diving on Broadreach dive voyage
Teens on Broadreach Caribbean sailboat adventure

Days of full scuba tanks and wind in your sails

  • Meet every morning with warm wind in your hair. You and your crew will work together to successfully navigate yourselves through the breathtaking French and Dutch Leeward Islands, earning a variety of scuba and sailing certifications along the way.
  • Visit St. Barts to explore shallow reefs teeming with life, practice feeling the wind and trimming the sails as you learn to sail lasers on turquoise waters, and experience the thrill of a pinnacle dive at ‘La Baliene’ point.
  • Put your sailing and teamwork skills to the test in waters off Nevis as you compete head-to-head with other Broadreach boats on Broadreach Race Day!
  • Sail to St. Kitts to take in the island’s rolling hills and beautiful coastlines. Dive the River Taw wreck and incredible reef walls that drop off into the abyss.
  • Visit Saba’s magnificent marine park – the perfect spot to earn dive certifications – to experience the underwater walls and towering pinnacles of Babylon, Tent Reef and Diamond Rock.
  • Take plenty of breaks from sailing and diving along the way to body surf, water ski, stand-up paddleboard and hike through lush mountain rainforests.
PROGRAM DATESCOSTAVAILABILITY
June 27 - July 17, 2022$6,380AvailableEnroll Now
July 21 - August 10, 2022$6,380AvailableEnroll Now
“Over the course of my trip, I have gained skills that will help me in every aspect of life. Working, playing and learning with other members of my group has created an incredibly strong bond between us. Even though I have never met any of the people on my boat until three weeks ago, I feel like we are a close knit family. I will always remember my Broadreach experience and the bonds I have cultivated on my trip.” Eli, high school alumnus

This Caribbean scuba sailing voyage offers:

7

Scuba Certifications

5

Service Hours

3

Sailing Certifications

Seven PADI scuba certifications available (depending on experience):

  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Project AWARE
  • Coral Reef Conservation
  • Night Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy specialties

Three sailing certifications available:

  • IYT International Crew
  • IYT Marine Communications (VHF-SRC)
  • Broadreach Intro to Yachting

Five hours of service learning through community-based projects.

Requirements:

  • Available to students completing grades 9-12. No additional experience necessary.

Itinerary

Day 1-3

Begin to speak the language of the sea

These first few days are busy as you meet your crew and get sized up with your dive gear before heading out to your home for the next three weeks. Settle into your yacht and get accustomed to the pace of life aboard. Days start early! We share all of the responsibilities, from sailing to keeping our home “ship-shape”. Over the next three weeks you will be the skipper, first mate, navigator, dive safety officer and chef for this journey. Learn the language of the sea as our yacht slices through wind and wave on our first sail to Grand Case.


 

Day 4-7

Make St. Barts your own personal playground

St. Barts feels like the French Riviera, très français. Perfect beaches, turquoise waters and shallow reefs teeming with life. A short hike takes us to the body surfing beach at Anse Flamands on the windward side of the island. The town of Gustavia is perhaps the nicest in the entire Caribbean with cool shops, yummy crepes and homemade mango ice cream. After a day in town experience the thrill of a pinnacle dive at ‘La Baleine’ point.


 

Day 8-13

Put your sailing skills to the test

The picturesque postcard island of Nevis boasts 11 miles of magnificent beaches and calm coves perfect for water skiing, wake boarding and fun on the water. Put your sailing skills and teamwork to the test as you compete head-to-head with other Broadreach boats on Broadreach Race Day! Set sail to St. Kitts, which boasts rolling hills, beautiful coastlines and reef walls that drop off into the abyss. Dive the Wreck of the River Taw, then step back into colonial history by hiking up to Brimstone Hill Fort. Cannons, pirates and the rum trade are just part of the story here.


 

Day 14-15

Explore one of the largest wreck dives

Raise the main and sail to St. Eustatius, also known as Statia. There are almost no hotels or tourism here and that’s part of what makes it so special and unspoiled. The Statia Marine Park works to preserve the island’s thriving reefs, and we dive its awe-inspiring jewel, the 327-foot C/V Charles L. Brown, one of the best and largest wreck dives in the Caribbean. After a morning of community service for the Marine Park, we trade our fins for hiking boots and trek up over the crater rim of the Quill and into the volcano’s jungle inside. Huge trees, long vines and lush rainforest reside under a canopy above.


 

Day 16-19

Dive sheer walls and towering pinnacles

Saba is a magical place that will capture your imagination. The island majestically rises out of the ocean and disappears into the clouds. Its world-famous marine park protects some of the best diving in the Caribbean. The sheer walls and towering pinnacles of Babylon, Tent Reef and Diamond Rock are phenomenal and perfect for finishing your PADI Advanced Open Water or Specialty certification course. Spend a day ashore, making your way up to a town called “The Bottom” to explore the picturesque village of tiny cottages and artisan shops.


 

Day 20-21

Crew mates become lifelong mates

Still time for more diving, exploring and water skiing! Sitting on the bow, you reflect on your three week adventure. Twelve people who were strangers have become a team; working together, learning from each other and building lifelong friendships.