Month: November 2014

Weekend on Koh Rong

Apologies for the lack of blog yesterday, Internet access can be rather fickle when you are on a remote island.   I’ll start with Friday:   As I wrote this on Friday night a village worth of kids looked on. We had just finished our second night of teaching English and the kids were eager…



Internet problems

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Octopus In A Bottle

Our Thursday started with the next step in our coral reef pod project. This portion of the project involved making the anchors with the reef pods so that they stay in place when we put them on the sea floor. We began by digging 20 shallow holes, on for each leg of every reef pod….



Compass and Rust

My Dear Friends,   Today was eventful for our volunteers. We started off early with our first dive. For Kristin this was a drill dive where she practiced emergency maneuvers. The advanced divers this was our underwater navigation dive. Starting in our buddy groups, one diver held the compass while the other counted kicks. After…



Hello loyal blog readers,     The water was a nice 30 degrees… Celsius.; Perfect conditions for diving. We gear up and post up on the walls of the boat. This was to be a negative entry. One by one we roll back into the sea, BCD’s inflated and regulators in position. Our first dive…



Just a Ferry away

G’day Guys,   Today was an adventure to make our way to Koh Rong. We started with a 6:30 Am bus, which due to “Cambodia time” left more around 8AM. After a lovely few hours watching Cambodian skit comedy and solving various riddles, we arrived in Sihanoukville. We had our last western meal for the…



Volunteers have arrived!

Its official, after a long day of flights and tuk tuk rides, the volunteers have officially arrived in Phnom Penh! Johanna, Kristin, and Lara have settled in to our cozy guest house to rest up for our big day tomorrow! Bright and early we are headed for Sihanoukville by bus. From there its just a…



Welcome To Cambodia!

  G’day guys,   I’m John, your Team Leader for the Cambodia Island program this November and I’m excited to show you all my home away from home! I’m from the great state of NY, USA and have decided to trade the blizzards and snow shoveling this winter for tropical beaches and Coconuts.   I’ve…



Water catchment project – sponsored by Reach Out Volunteers Charity

The island volunteers worked on this Reach Out Volunteers Charity project constructing a new water reservoir on the Island. This is a really important project as the village constantly runs out of water – often for a few months at a time. Due to this the villagers have to ship in containers of water, which…



Marine Conservation update

After being involved in the construction process of the pods, the volunteers used their new PADI certifications to deploy the pods by strategically placing them on the ocean floor and diving down to secure them in place. “There was a little bit of pandemonium at first, especially as the visibility was quite low and we…



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