Month: December 2014

Happy happy new year!

It is certainly a happy new year here in Cambodia! To bring us all into 2015, we got to drop all the reef pods to the bottom of the ocean today. We are not only certified, but we have now helped contribute to increasing the size of the largest man made coral reef in the…



Diving and thriving

We are officially certified and ready to go! We have completed our skill set and our tests and are so excited to continue our scuba adventuring! We worked a bit on the ground project again today, always making more progress on the walls. They’re getting higher and higher! Then, we all got into the water…



iPods for the ocean!

We created our own coral pods to add to the collection of pods dropped and secured to the bottom of the man made coral reef. Man, I said coral a lot in that sentence, but it’s the important part. To begin establishing the marine protected area, we need lots and lots more coral, which is…



Just a stroll in the park

It was another fabulous day off on the island again! We did something similar as yesterday by going to another part of it, but this time we hiked two hours across the jungle and beach to the tourist area. It was a fun way to explore the island by trekking through rocky roads, mud and…



Life’s a beach ;)

Me oh my. Our day was brilliant. We had a little break today from working and decided to take a boat ride across the way to another part of the island for some relaxation. The beach is a small, but absolutely stunning with chairs, hammocks, bungalows and a restaurant where we spent our entire day. We…



Bricks on bricks

We did a lot of brick laying today! We danced and sang while mixing cement and making some cool designs for the walls with the bricks. We did this all day today because we’re set on getting all the walls to the water catchment done by next week! That way, it will be all ready…



Merry Christmas from the island!

Merry Christmas everyone!! We’ve had a wonderful festive day here on the island filled with lots and lots of fun. We started off the day brick laying the walls of a water catchment system. We mixed the cement by hand and all became professional wall builders.  After lunch, we all went out for our second…



Scuba duba doo

Today was our first official day scuba diving!! This morning entailed some work in the village which included picking up the trash bins from each house and bringing it to the fire. We do this work multiple times a week and are making a huge difference in cleanliness of the village. It takes time to…



Certainly Certified

We’re so close! We spent quite some time learning all the things there are to know about becoming the ultimate open water scuba divers. Well, we’ve gotten through the videos and book work at least, but now we can get in the water tomorrow and get comfortable with the gear. How cool is it that…



We made it!!

Hello friends and families! I hope you weren’t stressing about everyone making it here. Everyone is all accounted for, safe and sound. 🙂 We had some long flights and arrival days, but everyone was checked in and ready to sleep late last night. Then we picked up bright and early and jumped on a bus…



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