Month: December 2014

Well hello there!

Hello hello! My name is Tara and I will be the next team leader for the Cambodia Island program for the next month! I have been with ROV since August and have loved every minute of it. I love traveling and am very passionate about seeing the world and helping out communities in need as…



To the next adventure

Friday was last morning on the island. We said our good byes to the kids, dogs, chickens, and villagers as we made our way to the pier. The Supply boat that we use to get to and from the main land was actually on Time, a small miracle when your operating on island time! It’s…



Wednesday was a big day for the group. After about a week and a half of work we finished the foundation of our water reservoir! It real rewarding to be part of something like this from start to finish. And that was all before breakfast… Later in the day we started the next stage of the…



Island Updates

Hi there friends, family and loved ones. Due to the weather out on the island, accessing the internet to upload the blog hasn’t been possible. We’ve just spoken with John the Team Leader, who reports all is well on the island, and the group is enjoying breakfast as we speak 🙂 Yesterday (Monday Dec 15th) the…



Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday. Because se of the relatively calm weather the volunteers were able go in a little boat adventure. After a nice sleep in the group boarded the boat around 10 and set sail. The destination was the other side of the island where there lies a secluded little bungalow village. The Volly’s spent the…



Lazy Saturday

Saturday is our off day in the village. Most of us stayed around the village getting to know the people or over at the beach enjoying this tropical paradise! Sunday will ill be a bit more adventurous! JR You can follow and like us:



Pods

    Conditions like those on Friday are rare in the island so we too advantage and completed all of our certification dives. In the morning we started by gathering all the materials we had been preparing the days prior, including the reef pods and the cement feet. We loaded them on the boat along…



12 fathoms Deep

Today was largely devoted to the reef pods. While on group was out diving the other was working on preparing the pods for deployment in the artificial reef. Our first task was to create cement feet for the pods. This meant digging holes for each of the 40 legs of the pods, filling them with…



Dive Buddies

Wednesday was the day we’ve all been waiting for… Time to dive! In the morning the advanced crew went out to do their underwater navigation dive. maddi and Andi wowed instructor and this blogger by completing a square underwater with almost no visibility and a rather strong current. They started at the anchor and ended…



All in a day’s work

Tuesday morning was all about our studies. The open water volunteers spent the early hours going through the PADI Scuba manual and watching instructional videos, seemingly narrated by the Irish cop from “Bridesmaids”. Before they can get into the water the volunteers are required to take a test on their book knowledge.   The advanced…



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