Live the ultimate Outward Bound experience on two of our Summer Expeditions along with our Surf & Service Extension course. Hike, dive, surf, and serve on this unforgettable program.


Hike + Scuba + Surf + Service – 5 Weeks

Pick two of the following courses to combine with our Surf & Service Extension course to create your ideal 5-week Summer Expedition:

Live the ultimate Outward Bound experience by experiencing all of our expeditions. Hike, scuba dive, surf, and serve on this unforgettable program.

On the ultimate Outward Bound experience, you’ll experience all of our expeditions. Spend five incredible weeks participating in adventure activities that bring you to new heights with a waterfall rappel and as low as a sunken ship in the Caribbean Sea. Earn your NAUI scuba certification while diving among tropical coral reefs of Panama, and join in local traditions at rural homestays after a multi-day trek through the jungle. Finally, head to the Pacific coast for a week of surfing and service and leave Costa Rica with the memory of sand, waves, and epic surf.



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