- Caribbean, Caribbean
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
Ever spent an hour under the sea? Felt the freedom of life aboard a sailing yacht? Met the morning with a plunge overboard? Get ready. This is just a taste of the adventure to come. Prepare yourself for serious fun and adventure. No experience required. Laughter, learning and new friends, guaranteed. This voyage is our most popular program for good reasons. The new experiences and skills learned build a foundation for all future adventures. And the thrill of sailing and diving in turquoise Caribbean waters is undeniable. Imagine exploring a world class marine park in Saba. Sailing with dolphins jumping in your wake. Wakeboarding in a secluded cove. So raise the sails, lace up the hiking boots, prep the scuba gear and get set for the summer of a lifetime – a ridiculously fun voyage with a crew of twelve teens your age. On this amazing odyssey, you will be skipper, first mate, navigator, dive safety officer and chef. Everyone digs in and dives in. We learn to respect the ocean as well as our fellow crew – to display teamwork and leadership. And we all have a blast as we master new skills and make lifelong friends.
Set off on a live-aboard scuba and sailing voyage for beginners. Island hop and explore breathtaking French, English and Dutch Leeward Islands. Go Hiking through lush mountain rainforests. Try water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing and knee boarding. Our small groups and flexible course design allow you to earn not only your PADI Open Water certification, but also your Advanced Open Water certification on 18 dives.
- Setting Description:
- Our yachts are comfortable and perfect for cruising and adventure. At each destination, we settle in at calm, hidden coves and protected anchorages. These beautiful, volcanic islands provide endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Hike through the lush elfin rainforest 3000 feet above sea level in Saba. Bodysurf at a perfect white sand beach. Catch air on a morning wakeboard session. Enjoy the laid back Caribbean culture and take an afternoon or two for community service. There is always time to relax and enjoy postcard perfect sunsets while recounting funny stories from the day. Life aboard is an adventure all in itself where camaraderie, challenge and shared experiences bond friendships for life.
Based on 4 Reviews
- Amazing Life Adventure and Program01/15/16
This program was an awesome (in all sense of the word) and amazing. I went on the trip in the summer of 2015 and had the most fun I have ever had. The experiences and journeys you take you will never forget! Night Dives and long sail rides were my favorite
experiences because I knew that I would remember it forever. The diving is amazing as you get Advanced trained and the sailing was so much fun! I highly recommend this program to anybody with an open mind and an adventurous attitude!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Caribbean Underwater Discoveries Voyage 201501/11/16
Broadreach isn't a camp, it is a once in a life time opportunity to learn on so many different levels. I was nervous getting on a plane by myself and knowing that I was about to spend 21 days on a boat with 14 strangers that I can now call my family.
I got onto the boat and fell in love with what I was able to fall asleep to and wake up to. The first day we got busy. Already learning about the islands and how to sail. The real fun started on day 3. We got to learn how to dive! It wasn't too exciting for the first "dive". We were in Cow Pen, a small enclosed area to get comfortable in. Every body was so welcoming an awesome. As the trip went on and on, the boat got so comfortable with each other. Cleaning was a glow for us, cause it meant that we got to have a dance party while cleaning. So many memories were made on this trip and I can't wait to make more this coming summer. Broadreach isn't your average experience.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Caribbean Underwater Discoveries Voyage 201501/11/16
Broadreach isn't a camp, it is a once in a life time experience that will be remembered for the rest of your life. This trip changed my whole perspective on what the world looks like to me. So many unforgettable memories were made last summer. Everybody
was so welcoming. I got on the boat so nervously because I was boarding the boat with 13 strangers that I now can call family. I am still in touch with basically every person on my boat. Starting from day one I had a blast. We all hung out and learned a little bit about each other. At night all of the kids would sit on the monkey net and talk until 3 am. We all wanted to be together as much as possible. Not only did I learn how to interact socially with a whole new set of people, but I learned so much academically. I was scared that there would be so many tests and essays. All we did was learn about the ocean, diving, sailing, and fish. I think that those subjects are the best to learn, especially while you are sailing in the Caribbean. One of my favorite parts about the trip was cleaning. It was such a glow for me because it meant that we could have endless dance parties! Broadreach is no ordinary experience, and I can't wait to make more memories this summer!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- The Best way to Experience the Carribean11/21/15
I went on this program last summer and found it to be one of the most rewarding experiences that I have ever been a part of. Even with never flying alone before, Broadreach made my entire experience comfortable, safe and fun. From the moment I arrived
in the harbor, everyone was helpful and very nice . My guides made the entire experience even more enjoyable. Each one of them very well educated on sailing, diving and life on a boat along with being super fun and genuinely caring about our safety and well being. Even when we were sailing, scuba diving, wake boarding, and wandering through foreign towns and shops, I always felt completely safe. The entire program was well planned, and thought out. From every diving location and quiet harbor, to every restaurant and shop. The entire program was very well planned and well executed. Broadreach has provided me with so many memories and lessons that I will never forget, but if there is something that I value above everything else, it is that I am now convinced of two things: that there is no greater pleasure than sitting on the bow of a beautiful boat sailing past dolphins and flying fish surrounded by people that you will be friends with for the rest of your life, and the fact that every moment of your life after this trip will be compared to enjoying the breath taking views and crystal clear waters of Saba.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend