Duration: 14 DAYS

Type: VOLUNTEER – Tax deductible donation included in cost.

Minimum Age: 18 (or with a parent or guardian).

Service Level: STANDARD – Bungalow accommodation on an isolated island. Local amenities at rural village standards.

Physical Rating: Volunteer Physical Rating 3 – A reasonable level of fitness. An ability to swim is essential.

Program cost excludes flights.

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For your program you will need to arrive and depart from the following airport/s.

Arrival: Phnom Penh International (PNH) – you can arrive at any time between 8am and midnight on the first day of program and we’ll pick you up from the airport.

Departure: Phnom Penh International (PNH) – you can depart at any time between 8am and midnight on the final day of program and we will drop you off at the airport with time for your flight home.

If you haven’t travelled much, or booked flights before we also offer a flight assistance service in which we help you in booking your flights for program. We’ve booked hundreds of flights for our volunteers, and will make sure you get to where you need to be on the right date. After ten years of international travel we’ve gotten pretty good at it. For more information please take a look on your volunteer profile in the add ons section.


You will wake to the sound of the rooster and the bracing experience of a bucket shower! You will dive on the coral reefs that surround the island. It is a unique and beautiful experience especially on those days when the water is clear, warm and so inviting. Be a part of establishing the largest man made reef in Cambodia as we build a sustainable fishing environment for the local villagers.

The program also includes a trip to Kampot during the return journey to Phnom Penh. An exciting tourist location for young people.

What's Included

  • All on ground transport incl. airport transfers
  • All main meals & drinking water
  • All accommodation
  • ROV Project Leader
  • S21 & Killing Fields with Tuk Tuk transport
  • Russian Market with Tuk Tuk transport
  • Two days, one night in Kampot

For more details see your Program Booklet.

Why ROV?

  • Your safety is our first priority
  • Our Charity is not for profit
  • Tax deductible donation included in price
  • Projects with integrity driven by village needs
  • 24/7 access to your Team Leader & ROV Head office
  • No "surprise costs" on program
  • Year round funding for the ROV schools & crèches

International volunteering in Cambodia, it's an experience like no other!

Working alongside parents, teachers, kids, grandparents (and grateful elephants), welcomed with open arms in the local community you will find more happiness than you ever imagined.

Basic Itinerary

Subject to change

Your amazing Team Leader will be waiting for you at Phnom Penh Airport (PNH) when you land. Look out for the friendly face wearing an ROV shirt.

Check in to your hotel room and then explore Phnom Penh on a walking tour with other arrivals.

First group dinner at a local restaurant, followed by some time to explore Phnom Penh.

Breakfast at accommodation.

Today you will visit the Killing Fields and the S21 Genocide Museum to learn about Cambodia’s tragic history. You’ll stop for lunch after visiting the killing fields at a local restaurant.

There will be some free time on return to the accommodation venue before heading to the Russian Markets for a “street food” style dinner.

Tomorrow you will be up bright and early as you make your way to the island. This is a good time to stock up on any snacks you may want.

You’ll have breakfast to go this morning as you make your way by bus / van to Sihanoukville. Get ready for some great tunes and singing!

On arrival to Sihanoukville the we’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

You will then head to the pier to catch your boat to the island.

When you arrive, there will be some time to settle into the accommodation (beach style bungalow) before meeting the dive instructors and doing an orientation of the projects you will be involved in.

Dinner is eaten on site at the accommodation. You can then enjoy some free time relaxing by the beach, getting to know your group, playing games etc.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day will be at the accommodation venue.

During your time on the island you will be working towards your Open Water PADI Licence. You will undertake training and then use your new skills to partake in the construction and deployment of coral pods to assist in building a coral reef.

You’ll also be involved in other projects on the island such as beach clean ups etc.

On the weekend there will be the opportunity to visit the other side of the island and spend the day at the beach.

Each night you can relax by the water, enjoy beach bonfires, card games, etc.

Breakfast will be served at the accommodation venue.

After breakfast you will depart the island by boat and make your way back to Sihanoukville. From here you will stop for lunch in town before travelling to Kampot by bus.

On arrival to Kampot you will have some time to settle in to the accommodation venue and relax before dinner.

Dinner will be out at a local restaurant where you can try the famous Kampot Pepper – it is amazing!

Spend the evening exploring Kampot with you group.

Breakfast at the accommodation

This morning you will travel by tuk tuk to the nearby town of Kep and visit the local crab markets. Kep is famous for it’s crab, and you will have the opportunity to try some while you’re there for lunch. If you aren’t a seafood lover, don’t worry, there are plenty of other options.

On return from Kep spend some time relaxing at the accommodation.

Dinner will be at a local restaurant.

After dinner you’ll have the opportunity to explore more of Kampot, walking along the riverside, visiting local markets etc.

Breakfast will be at the accommodation.

After breakfast you will travel by bus back to Phnom Penh.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Spend the afternoon exploring Phnom Penh. There are lots of markets, shops, places to get a massage etc.

Enjoy your final night in Phnom Penh with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a night out in town. We’ll even treat you to a cocktail / mocktail.

Breakfast will be at the accommodation venue, and lunch at a local restaurant.

Volunteers will be departing at various times of the day and will be dropped at Phnom Penh (PNH).

For more details see your Program Booklet.


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