Month: July 2015

Preparing the pods

We had a great first day of work! The new divers spent the morning watching PADI VIDEOS and finishing up their first three quizzes. The rest of the volunteers went out on their first and second dive to get their advanced certification. After lunch, the new divers went out for their first confined water dive….



To the Island!

Hi everybody! Today was a long day of transport to the island. We woke up this morning to catch a bus to Sianoukville and a boat to the island. It was a great opportunity for the volunteers to catch up on sleep! We got to the island around 6 pm. All the volunteers got their…



Everybody is here!

Hi everyone!! My name is Abby and I’m originally from the great state of TEXAS (woooo go Cowboys)! I moved around bit as a kid, living in Texas, Thailand, and New York. I recently graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas with a Bachelor in Music in opera singing. I’ve been with Reach Out Volunteers…



From sea to sky

Hi all!   Today was a very sad day as everyone said goodbye. We had a few volunteers take a bus to Siem Reap, others went to the airport in Phnom Penh to fly home, and ONE DECIDED TO STAY! Cambodia has a way of hooking people. These past two weeks have been absolutely incredible….



Boats, buses, and tuk tuks

Hi all! Today was a big transport day for all the volunteers! The boat left the island this morning at 8 am and luckily it wasn’t as choppy as the ride here! In Sianoukville we all grabbed lunch at Holy Cow then jumped on the bus to Phnom Penh. This was a very long bus…



A bittersweet end

Hi everyone, Luke here. Today marked our last full day on the island of Koh Rong. We worked on several projects around the village including painting the desks for the school children and completing the next stage of work on the water catchment. Over the past two weeks our group of 16 have grown together…



Happy Canada Day!!

Hi everyone! Cambodia surprised us with yet another gorgeous day today. This morning, we split into two groups. The advanced divers got to take the rescue and half of the novice divers out to lead a dive. Group 2 stayed on the island to continue burning rubbish in the incinerator and render the walls of…



Coral pods down!

Hey everyone it’s Maddie, today has been super busy for everyone! We got split into 2 groups, Group 1 went out to start putting the coral pods down to join the rest of the man made coral reef. So far there are 197 pods already down there! While they did that, Group 2 was doing…



Certified!

Hi everyone! We have a big group of certified divers now!! This morning, the new divers went out to do their final dive and get their certifications! The rescue divers worked on their textbooks and did some on land CPR and First Aid training with Kylie, while the advanced guys worked on covering the water…



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