Certified!!!…. kind of

They did it! Teneeka, Sammy, Rhiannon and Kevin are certified! Technically, that is. They’ve completely all of their requirements for their PADI open water licenses! I say “technically” because paperwork isn’t filled out until the end of the week, but they can now dive without our instructor and explore the vast new world the underwater…



Lazy sundaze

The weekend has sadly come to an end… but Sunday was great! We embarked on a 45 minute hike over to Nature Beach, where there’s neat swings, more beautiful beaches, and EVEN WIFI at one of the restaurants! Hopefully everyone heard from their loved ones while we did some wifi cruisin’ during lunch, catching up…



Cruisin’

The first half of the weekend has been going swell!   Most of Saturday consisted of a nice little cruise down to the tourist side of the island, where we swam around in the amazingly turquoise waters and layed around on the white sand. During lunch, a friendly cat came over and sat on everyone’s…



hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go

Friday already came and passed?! How did that happen! Time is flying here on the island… I feel like I just picked everyone up from the airport yesterday! Friday was awesome – we were able to get a good amount of ground work done already! We headed over to the school in the morning to…



In love with the coco

This group is flying by with their PADI requirements! Everyone is diving fantastically, and enjoying their time underwater. The Open Water crew got to go on their first dive yesterday practicing skills with Kylie, and so we all got to see the coral reef and the pods that ROV has been working on for the…



Floatin’ on

Another great day in paradise!   All of the open waters finished their book work yesterday morning – good job, everyone!! Now that the book work is out of the way we’ll have more time to start work on our ground projects, such as preparing our coral pods for deployment next week as well as…



life is the bubbles under the sea

Our first full day on the island was absolutely jam packed!   Our morning was filled with studying, watching SCUBA videos and quizzes for the four who will be getting their open water PADI licenses. Kaileigh and I studied a bit for our advanced open water (she studied while I procrastinated), and Ashley is already…



welcome to the jungle!

—happy birthday america!—- well, we’ve successfully made it to the island! Monday was a blast and a bundle of new experiences. we took the public bus from Cambodia’s capital to the port town, which took about 6 hours – a few of us enjoyed coffee from our pit stop, a few of us read, but…



ARRIVAL DAAAAAAY!

Howdy gents and ladies, loved ones, friends and fam! My name is Shan and I’ll be the team leader for this wonderful little group on the island for this program!   I have excellent news – every single volunteer has arrived safely, no luggage was lost, and we are all so excited to get to…



Final goodbyes :(

Everyone has made it safely to Phnom Penh, and I’ve already seen a few volunteers off this morning!   Yeaterday was nearly 12 hours of traveling between bus, ferry and tuk tuks… But we enjoyed one last big dinner together, and then everyone rushed over to the night markets to do some shopping, wahoo!!  …