Departure day and photo dump!

Today is such a wide array of emotions…today was the day I said goodbye to 16 of the most beautiful souls I’ve ever met. Over the last two weeks we have been able to accomplish so much: from building vegetable gardens to deploying coral reef pods to cultivating and shaping new friendships. I was so…



Relax, recharge, repeat..

Yesterday was perhaps the most relaxing day we’ve had yet. Since we’ve reached the half way point in the program, we took the day off! At around 9 or so in the morning we boarded the boat and went for a cruise around the island. We listened to music, sang along, played games, and generally…



Well Dorothy, I guess we’re not in Kansas anymore

Hello world! Cambodia Marine Conservation volunteers back atcha. The last few days have been interesting, to say the least. We’ve experienced some pretty crazy winds. In the last three days, we’ve only been able to get 5 of us in the water to complete dives due to the conditions. On top of that, the generator…



HOUSTON, WE’VE GOT PHOTOS

Ok, so it’s not the full photo dump I promised…but it’s a start! We’ve continued our work on our PADI scuba certifications, completing our water skills tests as well as finishing our final book exams (FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST). Starting tomorrow, we’ll head out onto the boat to get some dives in and…



Castaways: Day 1

HI EVERYBODY!! First off, let me apologize for the lack of a blog post yesterday. We had an Internet breakdown because, well, we’re on a remote island. But we are up and running now and good to go! Unfortunately though, I’m still unable to upload the AMAZING PICTURES we’ve taken so far. But have no…



The Eagle Has Landed

Hello from Phnom Penh!! It is my delightful pleasure to say that after a full day of airport pickups, all of our volunteers have safely arrived in Cambodia and the first Scuba Diving and Marine Conservation program has official begun (insert: any track from Queen)!! As you can imagine, most of the volunteers were exhausted…



T-4 DAYS!!!!

HELLO TO ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE! In 4 days our first group of volunteers for the Cambodia Island and Scuba Diving/Marine Conservation Program lands in Phnom Penh and I’M SO EXCITED I CAN HARDLY STAND IT!! Oh- please forgive me for being rude. My name is Michael, and I’ll be leading volunteers on the island of…



we don’t want to go!

Our last day on the island has come and gone 😭😭😭😭 we are all so sad about this!   The entire morning, cats and dogs were pouring down – this meant we couldn’t get any more small projects done at the school, since that would have involved cement work, but we came up with a…



coral pods? CHECK! finish water catchment? CHECK! have fun?! CHECKKKK!

I think Wednesday was a favorite for all of the volunteers! So much fun was had and all of our biggest projects were completed! in the morning, we headed over to the school to work on the water catchment gutter system as well as finish up our paint job – our second coat of paint ended up…



Rollin’ in the deep

How-deeeeey friends and famileeeeey! Island life is stretching on quite swell. Rain is coming in intermittent patches a bit more than last week… This interfered with putting pipes in the trench we dug, so we suited up for our inclement weather back-up: painting the library that a previous group of volunteers built earlier this summer!…