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

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

Week 8

Monday began at the crack of dawn for Prasanna, Chloe and James as they completed the final transect on our new favourite dive site, Mike Hunts. It was an especially beautiful morning for Chloe and James as they got to witness Prasanna sporting a rather tiny blue bikini bottom and sunglasses for his 100th dive, which then resulted in a … Read More

Week 5 in the Bahamas!

Week 5 turned out to be a rather busy week with volunteers taking part in both terrestrial and maritime activities during the week.  The week started with a fish rover at one of our dive sites called ‘Kate’s’, named after everybody’s favourite character from ‘Lost’.  The rover was a success with even ‘Big Meg’ starting to learn how to swim … Read More

The Blog – Week 4 in the Bahamas

Okay, so a lot of blogs these days cover some of the most mundane parts of human existence (such examples as ‘the train spotters guide to the north’ or ‘my month without washing detergent’ spring to mind) so if you expect to find ‘what I had for breakfast’ or ‘why I condition my hair after I wash it’ or any … Read More

Bahamas Week 3 “Food Glorious Food”

We started off the week with 2 dives at Aladdin’s for some fish point outs led by Chloe. Whilst one group were out diving the others were revising for the fish test later on in the week and everyone received their own fish that they had trouble remembering for example, Michaela’s was the Redband Parrotfish.   On Tuesday, we were … Read More

Week 2 in the Sunny Bahamas!

Monday:  Laura and Megan finished off their last two dives of the open water course in the morning! They were now ready to join the others in more dives as well as tackle the Advanced Diver course with Anosha and Rolo. The rest of the volunteers spent their time in the shade revising fish identification features before their fish point … Read More

Week 1: Welcome to the Sunny Bahamas!

The first week in the sunny island on Andros has been an eventful one. After two of us arriving on Friday it gave us the weekend to relax, get over the jet lag and explore the area before everyone else arrived the next day. Saturday we all had a welcome BBQ and then headed over the local bar “Timmys”for a … Read More

Week 9 Bahamas

Monday 9th March The weather isn’t looking too promising this week, so diving is off the cards for now. Instead, it has been arranged for us all to go to Forfar. When we arrived we were told that we would be kayaking out to an oceanic blue hole. On the way out we were battling against wind and waves, and … Read More