Middle School Adventures

Caribbean: St. Martin + the Leewards 21-Day Advanced Scuba Voyage

Join a new crew of friends to island hop across the gorgeous Caribbean Leeward Islands and strengthen your diving and sailing skills in the process. Seek out and explore some of Caribbean’s most incredible treasures (above and below sea level!) on this unforgettable journey.

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Sun-soaked days of sailing and scuba diving

  • Sharpen your scuba skills with the encouragement of committed instructors and new friends.
  • Practice advanced scuba techniques as you dive unique sites, including Saba's Tent Reef Wall, Tedran Reef and Diamond Rock.
  • Discover Statia’s world-famous wrecks before heading off for the rocky cliffs of the uninhabited Ile Fourche, weaving through towering pinnacles and volcanic formations.
  • Learn CPR, First Aid and oxygen administration as part of your supported, advanced scuba and sailing training, as well as earning your Nitrox diving certification.
  • Try your hand at various water sports, hiking and small boat handling, growing your skill set both in and out of water.
PROGRAM DATESCOSTAVAILABILITY
June 27 - July 17, 2022$6,480AvailableEnroll Now
July 21 - August 10, 2022$6,480AvailableEnroll Now
“The three weeks were incredible. I met a lot of great people and got to dive three or even four times a day! We did so many cool things such as cliff jumping, hiking, water sports and so much more! It was a once in a lifetime experience and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for an awesome summer full of adventures.” Ewa, middle school alumna

This middle school scuba camp offers:

9

PADI Certifications

2

Sailing Certifications

5

Service Hours

Nine PADI scuba certifications available:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • Emergency First Responder (EFR)
  • PADI Master Diver (depending on previous experience)
  • Emergency O2 Provider
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox)
  • Night Diver

Two sailing certifications available:

  • IYT International Crew
  • Broadreach Intro to Yachting

Five hours of documented service learning through community-based projects.

Requirements:

  • PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification.
  • Available to students completing seventh or eighth grade.

Itinerary

Day 1-2

Jump into the Broadreach lifestyle

Meet your crew, grab your gear and board your boat as you settle into life on a 45-foot catamaran in St. Martin! A short sail to Grand Case orients you to the workings of your floating home and the team you’ll be working with for the next three weeks. Splash in for your first check out dive at Creole Rock – it’s a chance to brush up on essential skills and get reoriented to the water.


 

Day 3-5

Venture to Anguilla

The long, thin island of Anguilla is not far away, but most Broadreachers don’t get to visit… you do, though! You will sail to the beautiful, quiet bays and white sand beaches, diving along the way. It’s a great place to start working on your Advanced certification and EFR training. Keeping the boat ship-shape is also a responsibility that comes with boat life, but the clean up dance parties certainly make it fun!


 

Day 6-7

Getting acquainted with Advanced Open Water

A visit to Ile Fourche and St. Barts is next, a chance to practice tacking the boat and learn about points of sail. The dive sites here are perfect for finishing up your Advanced training and spotting all your favorite creatures, including barracuda, turtles and lobsters. There’s time for some hiking to a bodysurfing beach, and even a stop in town for some delicious ice cream.


 

Day 8-9

Stunning Statia

Statia is famous for its diving, and is truly an advanced divers paradise (especially some of the wrecks!). You’ll work on your Nitrox certification, which is essential for the adventurous diver. Ever hiked on a volcano? You can here – the Quill is a towering peak with rainforest canopy shading the trails. It’s well worth the climb to the top! You will round out your exploration of Statia with some community service and dinner ashore watching the sunset.


 

Day 10-12

Sails and skills in Nevis

The sail to Nevis is your longest one yet, but working with your team makes it a breeze. After your helm watch is done, relax on deck as flying fish accompany us along the way. We start Rescue certification training here, learning key techniques that will help other divers in the water. Your instructors are sure to come up with some sneaky scenarios to help put your training into practice! In between classes, try out some wakeboarding or paddleboarding in the calm waters around you.


 

Day 13-16

Saba awaits!

Our next stop is Saba, an island like no other in the Caribbean. The towering landscape literally rises out of the ocean before you, and the diving is spectacular – pinnacles, walls that drop off into the blue, and fringing reefs hiding so many critters. Look out for reef sharks, nudibranchs and porcupine fish as you explore Tent Reef Wall, Man O War Shoals and Diamond Rock. On land, you will work on your final community service project and visit the charming towns of Windwardside and The Bottom.


 

Day 17-21

Last few dives in paradise

Your trip is coming to an end, but there’s time for the crew to do a few more dives! The boat will head back to St. Martin, exploring the Dutch side of the island as well as landing at Tintamarre for our final stop. The white sand of the beach and the blue of the ocean will stay with you long after the trip is done. Next, it’s time for one last wreck dive on the little tugboat before we have to say goodbye to our floating home.