Month: June 2015

Land and sea

Howdy y’all! Aj here today. ┬áThe team woke up to another bright and sunny day. The advanced divers set out for a deep dive to a remote reef, while the new divers stayed on the island and worked on the school. The team pulled weeds, sanded, and painted the school “natural straw”. After lunch, the…



Diving and finishing up the coral pods!

Hi everybody!   This morning as the volunteers made their way out of bed and downstairs to breakfast, something surprised them…IT WAS SUNNY!!!! The clouds parted and we had some beautiful sky today! So, bright and early, the new divers got straight in the water. We have now finished our written exams, our confined area…



coral pods!

Hi everybody!After a relaxing “weekend”, the volunteers jumped straight back into work today. This morning the advanced group did some knowledge review in their books then went out diving- learning how to navigate. The new divers group started one of the major projects we have here on the island- sanding the rust off the coral…



Day Off!!

Hi everyone, this is Elia! This morning, we did our best to sleep in (weeeeeeeekend!) but the crowing roosters made sure we were all up in time for breakfast. After a couple of hours of lazing and board games and pool/billiards (in which the Aussies reigned supreme) we headed round to the tourist side of…



Rain, rain, go away!

Hi everyone! Well today didn’t go exactly as planned haha… The island is getting some of the hardest rain it’s seen in years. This is GREAT for the island- the people in this village desperately need this water after a long dry season. However, it’s not so good for diving or mixing concrete. The visibility…



Diving right in!

Sorry for the punny title, I couldn’t resist! Today was a great day, despite Mother Nature trying to ruin it! It was raining really hard on and off all day long. The volunteers were all still able to get in the water with tanks on their backs today! This morning we got a tour of…



Arrived and settled in!

Hey everyone, Today was a long day of travel! We left Phnom Penh early this morning and got to Sianoukville in time for lunch. After a nice lunch full of hilarious stories and games, we all loaded into tuk tuks and headed to the dock. Everyone met Kylie, who will be our dive instructor and…



Arrival day!

Hi everyone!! It’s the start of a new island program and everyone is very excited! Today we had people arriving in Phnom Penh from early this morning around 7 am all the way to 10:30 pm tonight. It’s been a busy day! For the volunteers who got here early, they were able to go to…



Last Day :(

Today is our last full day on Koh Rong! We wanted to go out with a bang, so we buckled down and got straight to work finishing up the last coat of paint on the exterior of the school. While the painting was getting done, we had a few people over at the water catchment…



Playing with the village kids

  We woke up this morning and it was still pouring rain. I think we’re all enjoying this nice weather, because we aren’t sweating while we sleep anymore. My team went diving right after breakfast. We did a trash clean up on a new reef close by. Visibility wasn’t the best because of the rain,…



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