Costa Rica Scuba School Expedition

Costa Rica has long been a dream destination among travellers. It’s packed with everything that’s spectacular about Central America; vast dense green forests, sparkling turquoise seas, sandy beaches and breathtaking volcanic landscapes.

Your 4 week life-enhancing school expedition gives you the unique chance to live as part of the local community, working on inspirational projects.

You’ll have plenty of opportunity to take in the amazing sights Costa Rica has to offer as you travel from dense rainforests to pristine beaches before undertaking your PADI dive course.

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Costa Rica Scuba School Expedition

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The impact you will make

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Community Improvements (Terraba)

Community Project (Terraba)

 

The indigenous communities of Central America have missed out on much of the economic development of the region. Terraba is the only local community not to have a communal area for families to gather and prepare food in a hygenic environment. You will be assisting in the building of a community kitchen which will be used by numerous community groups.

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Wildlife Protection (Caño Negro)

Wildlife Protection (Cano Negro)

Though Costa Rica accounts for only 0.03% of the earth’s surface, it holds 6% of the world’s biodiversity. However, the diverse flora, fauna and animal species are under threat from human activity. Your work here will help to protect the local wildlife through conservation efforts with the community.

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Environment Conservation (Osa)

Environment Conservation (Osa)

The Osa Peninsula is a stunning part of Costa Rica but has suffered from extensive deforestation during the middle of the 20th century. As part of our partnership with Osa Conservation, we have pledged our support to their projects meaning you could be involved in anything from making bat and bird boxes, path building, data collection and animal tracking – all to help with the reforestation of this incredible environment.

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Camp Terraba

Immerse yourself in the local community – formed by the indigenous Teribe people – who are proud of their distinct culture and have autonomous control over more than 900 hectares of forested land.

Camp Terraba is based in a converted school and has spectacular views across the surrounding forests. You will be sharing the camp with your fellow volunteers and some local toucans!

Location: Terraba is located in Buenos Aires, Puntarenas Province. 5 hours from San José.

Accommodation style: Rooms with bunk beds.

Power: Will need a universal adapter/converter

Signature dish: Rice and chicken.

Social areas: An outside chill out area close to the local football pitch

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Camp Caño Negro

The boundaries of Camp Caño Negro are formed by the waters of the Caño Negro refugio (wildlife refuge) which stretches into Nicaragua. Situated in the far north of the county it is next to one of the world’s most important migratory bird habitats. Relax in the mornings spotting caiman basking on the banks of the waters edge.

Location: The community of Caño Negro is located in the Alajuela Province. 4 hours from San José.
Accommodation style: Cabins with bunk beds.
Power: Will need a universal adapter/converter
Signature dish: Hash palm with chicken with sauce
Social areas in camp are like: Large lawns ideal for chilling out on

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Camp Osa

A biodiversity hotspot, Camp Osa is located on the edge of the Osa peninsula – a remote part corner of Costa Rica holding 2.5% of the worlds biodiversity. It shelters the largest remaining population of jaguars and tapiers. The Camp itself is based in secondary forest that is decades old – it really is true, unspoilt Costa Rica!

Location: 6 1/2 hours form San José. Camp Osa is located in the Osa Peninsula
Accommodation style: Hammocks, flushing toilets and bucket showers
Power: Will need a universal adapter/converter
Social areas in camp are like: Open sided dining room looking out on to the forest

Camp Osa

What's included

4 week life-enhancing school expedition
Flights and all in-country transfers
Travel insurance
Food and drink
Accommodation
PADI open water dive course
Project costs
Access to our Travellers Gateway
Ongoing pre-expedition and fundraising support
Dedicated Qualified Expedition Leader and supporting staff costs
Orientation and local language lessons
24 hour emergency support
Reserve location
The option to earn UCAS points