Month: January 2016

Saying goodbye to the village

Yesterday we left the island and said goodbye to a village that welcomed us so warmly over the past two weeks. It’s hard to leave a place as beautiful and friendly as Koh Rong, but it really feels good to know we were able to make a difference in the community. Every day was full…



Our last full day of the island!!

It was a day full of lasts. Our last dive, our last day on the worksite, our last dinner together here and our last chance to soak up the gorgeous Cambodian sunset, which we went to Sunset Rock to enjoy earlier this evening. The two groups that didn’t deploy pods yesterday dove down today. This…



Bernd Faveere Here!

Family and friends of all the volunteers, This blog’s been officially overrun. But don’t go and worry nor shed any tears, Poems like this one can be fun. The day had started a bit slower than most, Our night had been quite tiring. Marshmallows and mars bars we did roast On our night at the…



Happy Australia Day!

Yesterday was first ever Australia Day! As the only American on a completely Australian program, I had a lot to learn. We jumped right into the Australia theme by all wearing zinc on our faces while at the project site. By the way, the library project is about 95 percent complete now! The coral reef…



Water and sun everywhere

It was an eventful Sunday and Monday, family and friends of the volunteers. I’d like to apologize for not posting on Sunday but my phone was completely out of commission. I’m actually surprised it’s working now. Long story short, don’t try to park a boat on rocks that are being beaten by waves and especially…



Living the island dream

We spent our day: boating out to a remote beach and back! Stocked with snacks, drinks, goggles and everything we could need minus the soccer ball (which we blame Aaron for forgetting) we hopped about the “booze cruise” and so began the adventure. The beach had such calm, clear water and even a small reef…



Aaron here!

Hola parents and friends, Writing the blog post on behalf of Clo Clo tonight. Was a great day today for everyone! Started off the day wishing farewell to Dave and Steph, who have contributed a great deal to our team! Everyone begun working on the project site in the morning and did such a great…



A day of great diving and progress!

After a breakfast off eggs and toast, we divided out into diving and building groups. The open water divers have been getting through all their course requirements and will be certified within just a few days! How exciting!!! Meanwhile, those doing the advanced course have gotten through all but two skills and will be drift…



And the diving begins!

Hello everyone! This post will be a Tuesday and Wednesday combination as Tuesday was such a full day hardly had a spare moment to even record what was happening! First off, the volunteers in the open water (entry level) course have begun diving and working through all the exercises needed for certification.   This is…



Off to the island!

We arrived by van and then by boat to the island today! We spent quite a while working on our PADI coursework right away after settling into our rooms. Tomorrow we begin familiarizing ourselves with the equipment and hopping in the water to test it all out with the instructor, Rob. Tonight a big group…



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