Program Details

Discover the wonders of the fascinating underwater realm on an unforgettable tropical marine biology voyage. Under the guidance of marine biologists, learn everything from oceanography to marine ecology and animal behavior.
Location:
Caribbean, Caribbean
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Waste no time jumping into the turquoise water to learn how to scuba dive and earn your PADI Open Water Scuba certification, or have a quick refresher if you are already certified. Learning fundamental sailing skills while discussing the geology and natural history of the Leeward Islands. Initial lectures focus on fish ID, coral reef ecology and how different marine ecosystems interact to create a thriving marine world. Learn about the delicate balance required to sustain healthy coral reefs, then dive below to map the diversity and abundance of fish and coral species on Pain-du-Sucre, Castlemount and Rockefeller Point.

Discover the wonders of the fascinating underwater realm on an unforgettable tropical marine biology voyage. Under the guidance of marine biologists, learn everything from oceanography to marine ecology and animal behavior. How do fish sleep? Why do they school? What is a cleaning station? How does coral grow? Through active, experiential learning complemented by field surveys, REEF data collection and marine service projects, we investigate the magical underwater world — the ultimate real world classroom! The waters surrounding the island are protected by the Saba Marine Park, providing us with extraordinary underwater classrooms…awesome reef formations and the greatest species diversity found in the Caribbean. We round out our studies with discussions about the management practices of the amazingly successful Saba Marine Park. In the water, put your fish identification skills to the test while collecting data for the REEF Fish Survey Project, a database used by scientists worldwide. Earn your PADI OW, AOW, specialties, and IYT Sailing Certification. Island exploration, rainforest hikes, water sports, and more!
 

Setting Description:
Our catamaran yacht is our home, classroom, lab and transportation as we explore world renowned marine parks and amazing coral reefs. Learning is hands-on, challenging and fun. Living aboard a yacht gives us the freedom and flexibility to discover the unparalleled diversity of ecosystems found in the Caribbean's Leeward Islands, from fringing and artificial reefs to dramatic pinnacles and sheer walls.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 5 Reviews

  • Broadreach is the best!!
    5.0
    01/20/18

    I went on the Caribbean Marine Biology Voyage this past summer and I can truthfully say that that trip was the best experience of my life. Despite it being a little pricey, I was able to fundraise the money and it was well worth every penny. The staff

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Summer in a new home
    5.0
    10/10/17

    After meeting 12 strangers on the first night you slowly grow to become a tight knit family. Between early morning sails, class time, and chores your days are packed full, but you never even know it. No matter what you are doing you are having fun becoming

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Summer in a new home
    5.0
    10/04/17

    After meeting 12 strangers on the first night you slowly grow to become a tight knit family. Between early morning sails, class time, and chores your days are packed full, but you never even know it. No matter what you are doing you are having fun becoming

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Life Changing.
    5.0
    11/30/15

    So far, the best experience of my life. This trip exposed me to so many new things that I had never seen before. I met so many new people, gained so much knowledge, and had the most exciting summer ever. I still keep in touch with my friends from my trip,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • 1 boat full of nerds & 3 weeks of fun!
    5.0
    07/22/12

    This trip was the trip of a lifetime! It offered the experience to learn about the very ocean that I was living on in challenging, yet informative and entertaining lectures. Living on a 46ft catamaran was such an amazing experience - the 12 strangers

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