You could choose to go almost anywhere on the planet this summer and do almost anything, but here are eight great reasons to come learn sailing, scuba diving, freediving, and marine biology aboard a sailing catamaran in the British Virgin Islands with other teens this summer!
Odyssey gives you a chance to be with people from different states, or even different countries. Odyssey is a great way to make cool new friends and learn about different places and cultures.
Sailing, SCUBA, Marine Biology, Freediving, Sea kayak, hiking, underwater photography. Being out of your comfort zone and exposes you to new activities and experiences that you may not be familiar with. Learning new skills, pushing yourself to achieve something -- can be very rewarding.
There's a great big natural world out there, and going on an Odyssey voyage helps you learn how beautiful and important it really is. Without trees, soil, water, and wildlife, the Earth (and all the people on it) couldn't survive, and getting out into the woods or mountains can give you a better understanding of how the web of life works.
Spend your day being physically active. With all the fun and physical activity, going to Odyssey can be a great way to get exercise and fresh air. Swimming, hiking, and playing sports are a much healthier alternative to hanging around at home all summer.
Tropical Marine Biology Voyages
Everyone is affected by the health of our planet's environment. You will work with organizations on the cutting edge of conservation and research to fight the degradation of the natural world. Remove invasive species from the reefs, assist turtle rehabilitation, and help fight pollution on the beaches of the Caribbean. Odyssey allow you to gain hands on experience with fieldwork as you and your team contribute to critical environmental research and conservation efforts.
Sometimes it is important to get away from familiar territory and find a "new place" for yourself. Odyssey offers the perfect opportunity to make a fresh start, see and experience a variety of things, and find out how you think, feel, and act outside of your normal surroundings. It can even be great to get away from your family and friends for a while and just be you.
All the activities and instruction at Odyssey are great opportunities to learn something new -- such as, SCUBA, sailing, tying knots or diagnosing coral health -- that could end up being your favorite hobby. Odyssey can also help you develop important life skills like independence, self-reliance, and confidence. Since you'll be living with a whole group of people, it's also a great way to learn about cooperation, compromise, and tolerance.
Identify one thing you have never done, then you are encouraged and enabled to try. The end result is not the goal. The process is! Over time, these 'simple' tasks add up, you gain faith in your abilities to tackle new things and overcome difficulties.
Never Stop Exploring!