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Charlie 14-Day

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Day 01

Arrive! Get acquainted with our beautiful home base at Hodges Creek Marina and meet your Captain and everyone on your program. You’ll have your first of many boat meetings over a delicious Caribbean dinner and set the course for the rest of your coming adventures.

A diver is scuba diving near a coral reef.

Days 02-04

Your Captain will lead you through some preparations and basic sailing lessons before you de-dock for the first sail across the Sir Francis Drake Channel. You’ll become familiar with the boat, go over basic navigation, practice using the winches, and take a turn behind the helm as you head toward Cooper Island. Manchioneel Bay provides a mix of stunning coral as well as flat sandy patches to begin advanced scuba skills.

A scuba diver scuba diving with a lobster.

Days 05-07

If you’re scuba diving, you and your dive groups are in for an exciting trip as you complete your first dive on the Wreck of the Rhone. Dive on in again at night and see how the underwater world comes alive in the dark! Head to Nanny Cay for your first docking and celebrate with some shopping, ice cream, and beach volleyball

A group of people snorkling under the water.

Days 08-10

Taking a small break from diving in the North Sound, you and your crew will have to step up on Challenge Day! Your Captain and Mates are just along for the ride so you’ll have look to each other for leadership and support as your crew takes full command of the boat. Next, enjoy all that Bitter End has to offer: hiking, watersports, restaurants, and small boat sailing. Race up to Anegada for some island exploration and truck tours.

Days 11-13

Let the festivities begin! An endless stretch of beach is the site of Sail Caribbean’s Olympics. Events such as the tug-o-war and dizzy-fender set the stage for a little friendly competition between boats. This day always proves to be full of laughter and memories. You’ll finish up your dive courses and specialties on some final fun dives!

A group of people scuba diving in the ocean.

Day 14

Fond farewells are said as you head back home – airplane letters in hand – ready to tell your family about all your amazing summer scuba adventures with a full dive log to show for it!

A group of people jumping off a cliff into the ocean.

Sail CaribbeanActivities

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Ready for a little exploring with a friend? With all the beautiful anchorages and coves we visit there’s much to explore by paddle power.

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Meet the creatures below the waves. Swim alongside a friendly sea turtle, join a school of Blue Tang fish, and explore the reefs!

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Stand Up Paddleboarding

Get your footing and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to maneuver with perfect balance. You’ll have terrific views above, as well as below the waves.

A group of people on a water raft.


Our Number 1 watersports toy is nicknamed “Papa”. You’ll be hanging on so tight you won’t even be able to give a thumbs-up.

A man is water skiing.


Once you’re up it’s a thrill every single second, especially if you get airborne. No wonder this is a Sail Caribbean one-handed favorite!

A girl is water skiing on a boat.


Get up, get steady! Then you’ll be zipping back and forth across the wake for a ride you’ll remember.

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Social Events

Dance with Moko-Jumbie stilt walkers at our Fireball Party, win the famous Chili Cookoff, and compete for glory at the SC Olympics.

A man and a woman playing soccer on a beach.

Beach Sports

Team up for a spirited game of volleyball or a fast-paced soccer tournament, then cool off rehearsing a synchronized swim.

A group of people hiking along a trail.


The islands we visit are mountainous. Reaching the best vantage points provides challenges, but the pay offs are breathtaking vistas!

A girl holding a book in the water.

Community Service

Whether your interest is in cultural heritage, marine biology, or environmental conservation, you’ll have opportunities to roll up your sleeves and pitch in!

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Island Exploration

Hike through a rainforest, travel mountainous hillside roads, learn about the art of glassblowing, visit an organic farm, and discover different cultures.

A group of sailboats in the ocean.

Yacht Racing

It’s the ultimate team sport! Whether you’re on the helm, trimming the jib, or on the rail helping to balance the boat, everyone’s efforts count.

A group of people on a sailboat.


If you’ve never set foot aboard a 50′ sloop, it’s OK with us – No Experience Necessary! You’ll learn by doing and we’ll be by your side all the way. If you’re already a sailor, build on your knowledge!

Advanced Scuba

Work your way up from Advanced Open Water to Rescue Diver with Specialty certifications along the way. If you’re 18, you can even ‘Go Pro’ and become a PADI Divemaster.


Sail Caribbean offers ten different adventure groups with 30 different sessions in the British Virgin and Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. You live aboard a modern 50′ monohull yacht or 45′ catamaran with other teens in your age group and learn to sail. No experience is necessary. Every adventure focuses on an activity, but each offers scuba, marine biology, community service, cultural exchange, watersports, friendships, personal growth and lifelong memories.

Want to compare adventures?  Download our 2024 Schedule (PDF)!



Prerequisites: None

This certification is bestowed on any crew member who demonstrates the ability to fully participate in the daily sailing tasks on board and passes a written test proving that they’ve mastered fundamental information on safety, seamanship, navigation and boat handling skills.

Prerequisites: SC Crew

Proving you have an understanding of some of the more advanced sailing theories and demonstrating the ability to participate in sail reefing, timed tacking and jibing, island crossing, advanced navigation, anchoring, docking and de-docking skills along with racing tactics and proper safety techniques will earn you our Bosun certification.

Prerequisites: SC Crew & Bosun

A focus on leadership while underway is the core of this certification. You’ll earn Mate certification if you succeed at assigning crew positions, directing most phases of seamanship and safety drills, demonstrate proper engine, dinghy and equipment use and maintenance, keep an accurate ship’s log and monitor the weather all skills that make you a capable second in command.


Prerequisite: Must be Open Water certified or equivalent

Non-certification recreational diving is available as an option on all of our adventures. Ever imagine diving on a coral garden, drifting through a rainbow canyon, or exploring a sunken wreck? You will enjoy recreational diving in the BVI with our own Sail Caribbean Divers Instructors and Divemasters. On Delta in the Leeward Islands, professional dive instructors from each island along with our dive staff take you to gorgeous dive sites. You’ll gain expert knowledge from each local instructor and get the most out of every dive site you visit. You must provide proof of certification from a recognized agency like PADI, NAUI, YMCA, or NASDS.

You may be able to earn multiple dive specialty certifications. The particular specialties offered will depend on the adventure chosen and our diving schedule. You will decide which specialties you’d like to do when you are in the Caribbean.

All below are available on Charlie Advanced Scuba adventures. Availability on other adventures is shown.

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Prerequisite: PADI Open Water or equivalent

Also available on Sierra

Practice techniques for improving buoyancy and decreasing air consumption resulting in better under water control and more enjoyment/preservation of the diving environment. (2 dives)

Project AWARE Dive Against Debris

Prerequisite: PADI Open Water or equivalent

Also available on Foxtrot and Sierra

The impact on marine life of garbage dumped in our oceans is one of the biggest issues of our time. You can help by going on a dive with mash bags to collect the debris that

Project AWARE Reef Fish Identification

Prerequisite: PADI Open Water or equivalent

Also available on Sierra

Study a variety of fish while observing and identifying markings, shapes, and behavior. (2 dives)

Underwater Naturalist

Prerequisite: PADI Open Water or equivalent

Also available on Sierra and Ocean

Explore and identify marine life including vertebrates, invertebrates, and plant life. (2 dives)

Project AWARE Specialist

Prerequisite: None

Familiarize yourself with the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems and learn how to protect aquatic resources. (Non-diving specialty)

Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation

Prerequisite: None

Also available on Foxtrot

Study the fragile Coral Reef system, and how to preserve it, while observing and identifying markings, shapes, and growth. (Non-diving specialty)

Digital Underwater Photographer

Prerequisite: PADI Open Water or equivalent

Learn the PADI SEA (shoot, examine, adjust) method, principals for getting good photos underwater, plus how to edit and share your shots. (2 dives)

Boat Diver

Prerequisite: PADI Open Water or equivalent

Develop skills needed to dive safely from a power or sailboat as well as special procedures for diving in areas with boat traffic. (2 dives)

Underwater Navigator

Prerequisite: PADI Open Water or equivalent

Hone your underwater navigation skills using a compass, natural navigation techniques, and other navigational tools. (3 dives)

Night Diver

Prerequisite: PADI Open Water or equivalent

Explore the intrigue of diving at night while focusing on equipment handling, navigation, nocturnal marine creatures, and day to night contrast. (3 dives)

Search and Recovery Diver

Prerequisite: PADI Advanced or equivalent

Practice search patterns, effective search techniques in various conditions, and raising heavy objects using lifting devices. (4 dives)

Multi-level Diver

Prerequisite: PADI Advanced or equivalent

Apply valuable techniques for extending bottom times using the recreational dive planner (wheel format) and diving computers. (2 dives)

Drift Diver

Prerequisite: PADI Open Water or equivalent

Learn pertinent safety techniques, how to fine tune your buoyancy and use specialized equipment, as you use the ocean currents and tides as your propulsion. (2 dives)

RMS Rhone Diver

Prerequisite: PADI Advanced or equivalent; 15+ yrs old

The RMS Rhone Diver Specialty, a PADI Distinctive Specialty, is exclusively available at Sail Caribbean. Made famous in the movie, The Deep, this 310-ft cargo ship sank in 1867. She is our most requested dive site and is regularly voted the top wreck dive in the Caribbean.

Enriched Air Diver- Nitrox

Prerequisite: PADI Open Water or equivalent; 15+ yrs old

Learn recreational skills and techniques for diving with different mixes of Oxygen and Nitrogen, for increased bottom time. (2 dives)

Wreck Diver

Prerequisite: PADI Adventure or equivalent; 15+ yrs old

Learn recreational skills and techniques for diving in man-made environments and practice using specialized wreck equipment. (4 dives)

Deep Diver

Prerequisite: PADI Adventure or equivalent; 15+ yrs old

Discover deep dive planning, hazards, special equipment, and extra safety precautions. (4 dives)

For Open Water divers who want to earn the next certification.

Divers who are already certified can go to the next level and improve their skills. You will receive your PADI textbook upon arrival in the islands. During the course you will complete interesting and informative knowledge reviews along with navigation, night and deep dives, plus two other dives of your choice in assorted specialty areas for a total of five dives. After the course, you can use your skills to enjoy recreational dives during the remainder of your adventure.

(If you are interested in scuba first aid and safety and have already completed advanced level scuba training from a recognized agency)

This is a demanding course requiring strong commitment. The course includes ten rescue exercises and four scenarios designed to enhance self-rescue skills and teach in-water rescue procedures for recreational divers. After you have completed the final exam and rescue scenarios, you will be granted the highest non-professional diving certification available. Advanced Open Water or equivalent is a prerequisite. Current CPR and 1st Aid are prerequisites.

About Online First Aid and CPR Courses: Several training providers are now offering first aid and CPR courses that are entirely online and have no face-to-face interaction with, or skill review by, an authorized first aid instructor. These online-only courses do not meet first aid and CPR training requirements for dive courses such as PADI Rescue Diver or PADI Divemaster.

Dates & Costs

Session Start Date End Date Cost* Days
Early Charlie Advanced Scuba 06/08/2024 06/21/2024 $6295 14
Charlie 3 Advanced Scuba 08/05/2024 08/18/2024 $6295 14

*The tuition above does not reflect optional insurance, optional courses, and transportation fees.