Month: January 2015

To the Next Adventure!

Friday was a long day. In the morning we had our final breakfast on the island, packed our bags, and began our journey back to Phnom Penh by boat. Once we arrived we caught the soonest bus. We all passed the time with some western movies, including “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” dubbed…



One last night

This This is it, our last full day on the island; one last day of work and one last day of diving. In the morning the advanced group went out on a clean up dive and explored the reef and the sandy expanse beyond it. The open water group started work on the next stage…



Deployment

Wednesday started with our second reef pod deployment. The open water group went out to perfect millpond waters. Kylie, our instructor, tossed the pods into the sea and us volunteers followed. With rope we set the Path and carried the pods and feet to their resting places. After tieing the pods to their cement anchors…



Happy Birthday Leona!

Hey everyone! It’s a very special day one the island… It’s Leona’s 19th birthday! Wooooo! For her birthday begun the final stages of out reef building. In the morning Leona and the advanced divers coated the pods in an epoxy. Yesterday the groups made the cement feet and derusted the pods in preparation for today….



Selfie Sunday!

First thing’s first: hi mama! Am alive and kicking! Today was a highly anticipated day. On the agenda: Palm Beach. Translation: The promise of sunkist skin,  clear waters,  and food. Lots of food. Satisfying,  delicious grub. Yum! The day began with a touch of garbage picking and before long it was all aboard. The air…



Hey guys, it’s Jarnah and Tazia here; today we have the courtesy of writing the guest blog! Finally the weekend, so no work today! With the day off, the group decided to head out on an island trek. We hired a machete wielding jungle guide who took us off the beaten track and into the…



Graduation Day!

    Friday was a big day for us on the island. It was on this day that everyone completed their SCUBA certification!   First the open water group (Selina, Mitch, Edward, Natasha, and Claire) went out for their final training dive. Som, our boat captain took us right over the artificial coral reef where…



Rolling in the Deep

        Blog readers, Thursday we switched up the order a little bit. In the morning the open water guys went off for their dive. Today’s dive centered around 3 main skills. The first was mask removal. The group took of their masks one by one as they spent a minute underwater with…



Wednesday welcomed us with perfect weather for diving. The sea was calm and the wind was nearly silent, which made for good visibility. In the AM the Advanced divers went out to complete their Underwater Naturalist dive. The goal of this dive is to identify 10 species of coral and 10 species of fish. The…



Under The Sea

Tuesday morning everyone awoke with excitement because it was to be our first day in the water. Advanced divers went first. Leona, Steffy, Jarnah, Tazia, Ollie, and Ava have to complete 5 specialty dives to complete their Advanced Open Water certification, and today we got through two of them. The first was Peak Performance Bouyancy….



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