Month: June 2015

Rainy season has commenced!

  It’s been raining off and on the last couple of days here, so to take advantage of the wet weather, we headed inside the school house to start painting the classrooms. Of course we had to start the day off right with a little dental hygiene! Later, we received around 500 bricks from the…



Painting and Cement Mixing!

We started off the morning with a slight work out so to speak – Digging up the dry cement weights and carrying them to the dive house to get ready for reef pod deployment tomorrow. These things are heavy! Later we put down the first layer of the cement floor for the water catchment. This…



Rainy Day Off

We got the chance to visit another island today! It was so beautiful there, just like a postcard of a tropical beach. We spent the day here relaxing and playing some beach volley ball, until the rain started. It poured for quite a while, so we decided to hit up a local restaurant for lunch…



Beach Day!

Hello friends and family! Today we kicked off the weekend with a hike to a resort on the island. We had a slow start due to the rain that poured until about 9am. On the plus side, we stocked up on water that should last us to the middle of next week! Thank god, some…



Gettin dirty

              After getting a niceĀ break from eating rice this morning for breakfast (We got bread and scrambled eggs for a change, rejoice!), we got started on sanding theĀ reef pods. The reef pods are made of metal and in this climate they rust very fast. Our job was to sand…



Plenty of photos!

Brick Laying and cement! That is what today consisted of primarily. We had three groups of divers switching off throughout the day. The land project for today was the water catchment. Here we are building a large rain water collection basin to provide water to the community throughout the dry season. Mixing cement in the…



Dive Exams

  Today was pretty similar to yesterday. Our open water divers spent all morning studying and writing their final exam, while the advanced divers practiced their navigation in water. In the afternoon, the two groups switched, and we had the advanced team work on burning the over flowing trash at the incinerator. This past Monday…



Hittin’ the books

Our first full day in the village started off with a morning walk around the community with our diving instructor Kylie. He showed us all the different projects ROV has worked on in the past, as well as the new projects our group will be working on. We then got started on reading the open…



Land Ho!

An early morning jam packed full of travel! We woke up at 6:00 to catch a bus down to Sihanoukville where we had lunch at Holy Cow Restaurant, then continued our journey to Koh Rong with a 3 hour boat ride. We finally made it to what will be our home for the next 2…



Early Arrivals

Hallelujah! I had all early arrivals today! Normally I find myself waiting at the airport till quite late at night for volunteers to arrive, but today was a real treat. My last pick up at the Phnom Penh was 6:00 PM! We arrived back at the hotel in time to meet up with everyone and…



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