Program Details

The islands provide countless opportunities for adventure. Building skills in sailing, diving and leadership are important goals of this trip. Steady trade winds fill the sails of our 46-foot catamaran as you hone your yachting abilities.
Location:
Caribbean, Caribbean
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Our specially outfitted yachts and flexible course design allow each group to dive when and wherever they find great conditions, and opportunities abound. Discover some of the Caribbean's best from sheer wall drop offs and dramatic pinnacles to flourishing coral gardens and mysterious wrecks. Experience an astounding variety of sites as intriguing as their names…Moon Hole, Smuggler’s Cove and Big Blue. See turtles, jacks, morays and a dizzying array of vibrant coral and reef fish. There is always time for an impromptu night dive when colors intensify and flashes of bioluminescence surround you.

The islands provide countless opportunities for adventure. Building skills in sailing, diving and leadership are important goals of this trip. Steady trade winds fill the sails of our 46-foot catamaran as you hone your yachting abilities. Learn lifesaving techniques as you earn your Emergency First Response CPR and Basic First Aid certifications. Underwater, we focus on earning the PADI Rescue and Master Diver Certifications, as well as Drift, Night, Deep, Underwater Photography and our Tropical Marine Science Course. Above water earn your International Yacht Training sailing certifications. Together, the participants set the goals for each day and rotate through leadership positions onboard as we work as a team to create an amazing voyage.
 

Setting Description:
What makes the diving here so phenomenal? Untouched and only recently discovered by divers, the Windwards' thriving reefs are loaded with marine life, big and small. Learn about the amazing underwater world with your marine biology program leader, and then dive below to see what you can find. Marvel at the huge schools of horse-eye jacks and copper sweepers or take a roller coaster ride through coral gardens loaded with massive barrel sponges and twisted gorgonians. Rarely seen in other parts of the Caribbean, seahorses and frogfish are plentiful and flying gurnards can be seen on almost every dive. The nutrient rich waters of the Atlantic and deep ocean ridges merge nearby, creating the ideal environment for encountering eagle rays, big turtles, sharks, tuna and dolphin.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Based on 3 Reviews

  • Unforgettable
    5.0
    12/01/17

    This was my first broadreach program, and I went without knowing anyone. I was so nervous for no reason. The staff was incredible, and I made so many lifelong friends that I talk to everyday. I was able to have over 40 dives in just 3 weeks and everyone

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best 3 Weeks of My Life
    5.0
    12/01/17

    This was my first broadreach program, and I went without knowing anyone. I was so nervous for no reason. The staff was incredible, and I made so many lifelong friends that I talk to everyday. I was able to have over 40 dives in just 3 weeks and everyone

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Advanced Scuba Diving: Grenadines
    4.0
    10/08/17

    It can be challenging to leave home for three weeks and live on a Catamaran with people you might have never met. Not being able connected to wifi or cellular data helps you be in the moment and take in everything from the trip. The Caribbean Advanced

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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