Middle School Adventures

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

Prepare to surprise yourself. Learn to breathe underwater, get comfortable navigating a sailboat, fall in love with life at sea and become close friends with people you’ve only known for days. This liveaboard adventure might just change how you see the world – and yourself.

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Two Broadreach sail boats on Caribbean teen sail and scuba voyage
Teen snorkelling on Caribbean underwater summer camp
Teens on the water surface after scuba dive on Caribbean scuba camp

Discovery-filled days in the Caribbean

  • Build foundations in scuba diving and sailing in the pristine Caribbean waters with a small crew of new friends and your dedicated instructors.
  • Dive in world-class marine parks as you island hop along the breathtaking French and Dutch Leeward Islands.
  • Sail with flying fish jumping in your wake and do your best dolphin impression as you wakeboard in a secluded cove.
  • 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 and try out various water sports on top of some of the bluest water in the world.
PROGRAM DATESCOSTAVAILABILITY
June 13 - June 24, 2022$4,580AvailableEnroll Now
June 20 - July 1, 2022$4,580AvailableEnroll Now
July 5 - July 16, 2022$4,580AvailableEnroll Now
July 20 - July 31, 2022$4,580AvailableEnroll Now
August 3 - August 14, 2022$4,580AvailableEnroll Now
“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

3

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

Three hours of service learning through community-based projects.

Requirements:

  • Available to students completing sixth, seventh or eighth grade. No additional experience necessary.

Itinerary

Day 1-3

Ready for adventure

There’s a lot to learn in the next few days, but you’ll soon be an expert! Get fitted for dive gear, meet your crew and board your new floating home for the adventure of a lifetime. We start training right away 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. After class, 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 takes you. You’ll work as a team as you take on the responsibilities of caring for the boat and fellow crewmates. Dive training is in full swing, and you’ll discover the critters 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. It’s time for some more challenging diving, and the island of Saba does not disappoint. Its unique landscape provides fascinating diving and intriguing hikes, and the nurse sharks and stingrays of Torrens Point and Tent Reef are just waiting to say hello! You’ll take time to help the local marine park with some volunteer work, later exploring the cute villages 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 welcomes us for one last dive, later spending time snorkeling with the turtles and taking final photos with your new friends. As you reflect on all you have learned, take away your new found confidence and skills as you head home.