Update from Bahamas Marine Conservation Program

Roaming along the river bank

Monday In the morning the most of us were happy to wake up without a hangover and more sleep, so there were smiles all around. For the first half of the day the beginners were briefed on how to assemble their dive gear for the first time. After they finished there session, they were thrilled to have learnt something new. … Read More

Bahamas Gap Year

You’re So Beautiful Like A Butterfly

It has been a busy first week in The Bahamas. Our marine conservation volunteers have been getting used to their new home, food and lifestyle! Recent updates:   Saturday After a very short night the morning group met at the international airport in Nassau before heading to our camp on Andros Island. When we arrived at our camp the first thing to do was hanging on … Read More

Update from our volunteers: Bahamas Week 8

Monday: The day began slowly with a few free hours in the morning, most of taking advantage of a prolonged wi-fi connection. We had an enchanting lecture on Coral Identification given by the Spunky Sam- it was truly fascinating and in comparison to other lectures, it was short… a fact of which many of us were pretty happy about. After … Read More

Gap Year Diving in The Bahamas

Update from our volunteers: Bahamas Week 8

Monday:  We started off the week by finally diving again, which was very exciting considering the fact that we haven’t dove for 2 weeks.  One of the groups started a peg war under water!  People were being sneaky trying to peg others on the scuba gear and their hair!  When we weren’t diving everyone got in groups of 2 and … Read More

Volunteering in Bahamas

Update from our volunteers: Bahamas Week 7

Monday The day started with the sad fact that Hannah left our camp family. After breakfast we helped to clear up the mangroves. It was awesome and it felt good to help the environment.  Also the boys had a ton of fun using the machetes. We picked up a ridiculous amount of trash and then we headed back for lunch. … Read More

Bahamas Volunteers

Update from our volunteers: Bahamas Week 6

Monday: Monday was a day dedicated to science with our first practice fish survey. Everyone enjoyed testing their fish species knowledge underwater. These dives were exciting because they were one step closer to the actual fish surveys. After a long day at sea everyone got their grub on and ended the night with a camp meeting. Tuesday: Today was an … Read More

Bahamas Week 4

Monday – Diving really wasn’t great on Monday, the waves were huge and everyone felt super sea sick, as a consequence I did find out that the regulators we use have valves in case someone was to throw up underwater so I guess that’s kinda interesting. The day wasn’t all bad though as the staff decided to cook dinner for … Read More

Bahamas Week 3

Monday: Week #3 took off with proof of hurricane season’s arrival- Though sad that dives were cancelled, the majority of the group spent their free time carving coconut shells with instruction from the interns. Final results varied from chunks of shell hopelessly abandoned on the table to masterwork (one of the latter now resting at the bottom of Captain’s Blue … Read More

Bahamas Week 2 October

Week 2… Lets Go! After a relaxing Sunday, the experienced divers went out early for a fun dive, reporting sights of swimming with reef and nurse sharks… Rawr! Meanwhile the divers in training finished off their confined open water dives. Later we learned more fish species, did revision and had are Monday night meeting, in which they informed us the … Read More

Bahamas October Week 1

  Day one on Andros Island. The final volunteers have arrived this morning bringing our house to the maximum capacity with 22 volunteers, 3 interns, and 3 instructors. The volunteers are all mingling well considering that it’s the first day we have all met – all different cultures clashing in one house. To make the house fully functional we have … Read More