Month: July 2015

Final goodbyes

Hi everyone!   Leaving the island this morning was very hard for the volunteers. We’ve all become so close to each other and the locals in the village. We left on the boat at 8 am, got a quick lunch, then got on a bus to Phnom Penh. We arrived here around 6 pm and…



Final day on the island

Hi everyone! Alex here. I’m one of the volunteers and I’ve been here on Koh Rong for three weeks now. It pains me to say that today marks the final day on the island and the second to last day with this amazing group of dedicated volunteers. We started off the morning by splitting off…



Completing Projects

Hi everyone! We’re coming to the end of two great weeks. We all got a lot accomplished this morning. Half of us went out to drop another third of the pods. The rest of us worked on finishing up the water catchment, putting up more of the ceiling, and doing a massive clean up all…



Pods down, ceiling up!

Hi everyone! Today was pouring down rain all morning which brought our projects to a bit of a pause. In the morning we rotated people through the school to fix the ceiling. The panelling recently came down so we spent all morning holding new panels up and nailing them into the ceiling with nails we…



Certified!

Hi everyone! Luke here Today. Our diver volunteers received their open water certification! Congratulations! They are now certified internationally to dive without an instructor and are ready to drop the coral pods to seed the artificial reef. The volunteers finished work on the coral pods after sanding them and coating them with an epoxy. We…



Sunday Funday!

Hi family and friends! Krystal here again. Today was a relaxing, lovely Sunday. Everyone was able to sleep in and enjoy breakfast. We then headed for an hour long jungle trek to a beach resort. The views on the hike were breathtaking. You could see mountains and the oceans. By the time we arrived at…



Cheers to the weekend!

Hi everyone! Krystal again! Today we took the boat to the tourist part of the island and explored all the shops and restaurants. Krystal, fin, bri, alex (girl), Michaela and the guys played volleyball. Of course the girls won. We embraced the in and out WiFi and western food. The weather was sunny and gorgeous….



Sanding the coral pods

Hi everyone, this is Krystal ( Abby’s teameader assistant) our day started off with a farewell to my diving buddy and fellow volunteer Savannah. After her three weeks in Cambodia she’s headed back to the states. They rushed out this morning leaving the rest of us to sanding reef pods. The open divers spilt into…



More diving and more concrete!

Hey y’all! Today was a busy day on the island as always! This morning the advanced divers went up to the water catchment to start rendering the walls. We need about an inch of cement on each side of the walls- the group this morning completed 3 entire walls. That took A LOT of concrete…



Not your typical 9 to 5

Today was such a great day for the volunteers! This morning the advanced divers went out for their first deep dive. The visibility was much better today than it was yesterday so they got to see a lot of cool marine life. The new divers spent this morning finishing up their videos and doing a…



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