Month: June 2016

Coral pods, axes, and rain – oh my!

Combining two days into one – sorry about the lack of blog post yesterday! You only get electricity for a few hours each day on the island, and my phone was lacking in charge 🙁 Tuesday and Wednesday have been great! The advanced open water guys finished all of their requirements yesterday, meaning they are…



TECHNICALLY CERTIFIED!

Monsoon season has blown in, putting a bit of a wrench in our activities… Yikes! (Okay, not a REAL monsoon, dont worry! But rainy season is definitely here on the island.) Just after lunch, a huge storm blew in, rain coming into our pavilion sideways, and some tin roofing even blew off a nearby hut!…



Twinkle, twinkle, little phytoplankton

How is it Sunday already? It feels like we just got to the island yesterday! Thank the heaven for lazy Sundays, though – we were able to sleep in an hour for a late 8am breakfast, and enjoy the amazing weather this morning. There had been rain just before we woke up, chilling things down…



Sail away, sail away, sail away!

The weekend is upon us! We embarked on a little cruise to hop over to a nearby island to enjoy our Saturday – another beautifully amazing beach with a chocolate drop shaped island behind us lush with trees and neatury greenness (that’s pretty neat!). After splashing and swimming around for a while (and practicing more…



Life’s peachy at the beachy

We’ve made it to the weekend! today was one of the most hard-working days: we were able to start work on the water catchment, which was a lot more exhausting than the work we’ve done on our coral pods the past few days! We cleaned out the inside of the water catchment grids and applied…



Another day, another dive… What a life!

Before heading over to the dive shack, I was called up to the boys’ room… A scorpion was trying to find refuge from the rain in Ryan’s bed! Being a Texas girl means I am no stranger to scorpions, and so I quickly trapped it in a cup and released it outside to roam free……



ABC’s and BCDs

We finished our book work today! WaHOOOO!! Everyone worked so hard the past few days, and we are excited to not be constantly studying. We got to do more work in the water today! We were underwater for almost an hour practicing different skills – Tom is already open water certified and is working towards…



International ROVga Day

happy International Yoga Day!! because of my fib about Jurassic Park being filmed around here, not many believed me this morning when I let them know it was IYD… I had to google it to prove it. we started our day off strong with so much studying!! we took quizzes over 60% of the book…



Survivor: ROV edition

Well fam, we’ve made it to the island! Today was a pretty full traveling day – every single volunteer made it on time for our 6am breakfast, and we hit the road soon afterwards. A mini van, tuk tuk ride, and ferry trip later, it was just after 5pm and we finally arrived to our…



ARRIVAL DAY!!

Hey friends and fam! my name is Shandiggitydog, and I’ll be the team leader on the island in charge of the blog for this program!   Today all but 2 of my volunteers finally came together in Phnomh Penh – we will be joined later in the week by the two poor chaps who missed…



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