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Belize + Costa Rica
8th-9th Grade14 days$6795*
June 6-June 19, 2024Full
June 22-July 5, 2024Full
July 8-July 21, 2024Full

From the famous barrier reefs of Belize, to the deep jungle rivers of Costa Rica, immerse yourself in a wilderness experience above and below the waves. From surf to riverside, this trip takes you through the most beautiful and thrilling waterways of the Caribbean. Get PADI Open Water Diver certified exploring one of the most beautiful reefs on the planet; earn service hours in the Costa Rican countryside, and soak up the surf on the Central American Pacific. Paddle the canyons of the Pacuare River, and wake to howler monkeys on the banks. This trip offers an experience on the wilder and more wondrous side of paradise.


  • Get PADI Open Water Diver certified and gain access to the underwater riches of Belize
  • Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture as you earn service hours working in the El Brujo community
  • Raft the deep jungle canyons of the Pacuare River
  • Learn to surf on Uvita Beach in Costa Rica
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Settle into Belize as you spend a week immersed in the world of coral reefs. Earning your PADI Open Water Diver you will learn to navigate gear and techniques to master the art of underwater exploration. Once you have been trained to safely and confidently dive, you’ll have an all access pass to Belize’s barrier reefs. Explore the technicolor coral forests, diverse wildlife and weightlessness of life under the sea.

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cultural immersion

Travel to the green mountains of Costa Rica and work with the people of El Brujo. Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture, living ‘pura vida’ at its finest. Get to know this welcoming community as you work with them on their most pressing needs. You may plant a garden, paint a house, or play soccer with kids. Most importantly you’ll gain experience giving back among the natural wonders of Costa Rica.

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white water rafting

Carve through the lush jungle on the thrilling rapids of the Pacuare River. Featuring deep canyons, spectacular waterfalls, and turquoise water, the Pacuare is one of the most scenic rivers in the world. You’ll learn to paddle the class three and four rapids by day, and spend the nights in an eco lodge nestled deep in the jungle. Look up for sloths and monkeys who live in the trees above you!

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Ride the tides where the jungle meets the sea as you learn to surf at Uvita beach. Spend two days mastering the art of longboarding as professional guides show you how to paddle into and read waves. Soon you’ll be independently catching the rolling swell of this famed Costa Rican coastline. Perfect Pacific pura vida!

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trip details

Cost$6795 *Internal Airfare Included
Length14 days †Includes Community Service
Current Grade for 2023-20248th-9th
BeginsBelize City, Belize or San Jose, Costa Rica
EndsSan Jose, Costa Rica or Belize City, Belize
Group Size12-13

dates & availability

JUNE 6-JUNE 19, 2024Full
JUNE 22-JULY 5, 2024Full
JULY 8-JULY 21, 2024Full

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