Combine three of Outward Bound Costa Rica’s Summer Expeditions for an unforgettable summer experience.  Hike through the rainforest, scuba dive in the crystal-clear waters of Panama and hone your surfing skills on the world-renowned beaches of the Costa Rica Pacific Coast.  Serve local communities and the environment through much-needed service projects working side by side with children, families and community leaders.


Hike + Scuba + Surf, Service & CPR – 6 Weeks

Pick three of the following courses to build your ideal 6-week Summer Expedition:

Live the ultimate Outward Bound experience by combining our expeditions. Hike, scuba dive, surf, serve, and earn your CPR certification on this unforgettable program.

Spend six incredible weeks participating in adventure activities that bring you to new heights trekking the rainforests of Costa Rica along with new lows as you deep dive to a sunken ship in the Caribbean Sea. Earn your NAUI scuba certification in the tropical coral reefs of Panama,  join in local traditions at rural homestays after the multi-day trek through the jungle, and head to the Costa Rica Pacific coast for surfing and CPR training.  Leave your adventure the memory of tropics, forests and epic surf.



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