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"Nobody in the bar is going to sit around and listen to stories about you laying on a beach and getting a tan. But tell them you swam in rivers full of piranha, and they may buy you a beer!"
Matt Mallery, Bushmasters Jungle Survival Course , August 2008.

In The Press
Bushmasters in Away.com
January 2009


Desert Island

Imagine you're shipwrecked on an island, Robinson Crusoe style, in the middle of the ocean. You've got nothing but a bit of wreckage, some palms and your own ingenuity to survive on – Can you do it?

This 10 day course will take you to the Cayes of the stunning Barrier Reef off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean. Hundreds of deserted islands clad in nothing but mangrove and palm trees, surrounded by the clearest blue water you can imagine.

We'll give you all the training you need to get the basics of living life like Robinson Crusoe, then for two days you and your team have to put into practice on your own, on an island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.

The Training Phase

With a Bushmasters instructor and local guides we'll live off an island teaching you how to survive in this idyllic, but harsh environment. We'll live in tents on the beach, learning the skills needed to survive and snorkeling on the reef based from our own local fishing boat.

We'll teach you how to:

  • Turn sea water into fresh
  • Catch, gut and cook fish
  • Get a fire with no match or lighter
  • Improvise shelter
  • Learn how to make best use of what very little you have like the wreckage from your aircraft crash

And then we put it all into practice!!

The Isolation Phase

With the training finished you'll be lifted from an island by helicopter to head home, but...

The chopper develops a mid air emergency and has to ditch. The pilot orders you to jump into the sea and swim for a close by Caye, before he crashes. As a group and with nothing but the scarce resources of a small island, the chopper survival kit and your own training and ingenuity you have to survive til rescue comes... Can you cope!

When rescue comes you'll be whisked away for a night of tall stories and more rum than even Captain Jack Sparrow can handle!!