Bahamas – The week of the Turtles

It started off as a very windy week so diving was not an option, hence we ended up having lots of down time and so Sam decided to get us started on the coral lectures.  We finished learning about all 40 of them and then spent our own time trying to memorize and learn the corals so we could be … Read More

Bahamas Week 5

Sunday 08.02.2015 The day, which was supposed to be a lazy one. Once again this Sunday was the recovery day from the previous party night. Sunday is also internet day so naturally everyone seized the day and phoned skyped or facebooked back home.  But this Sunday was no ordinary for the four explorers Frank, Prasanna, Chris and Philipp and their … Read More

Bahamas Week 4 – January phase

Chris Gaskell – Weekly Blog A mixed week 4 for the volunteers.  After suffering our coldest night since we arrived (I know it’s winter, it’s just that……., well you know) and reading of huge snowfalls up in Boston we relish the sunshine of our Sunday of rest and relaxation. The “Rock” themed party continued into the small hours of Sunday … Read More

Bahamas Week 3

Mengyu Week 3 This week started with Open Water training. I missed 2 confined water dives the previous week so I was having a catch up session with Sam to finish all my confined water skills. It was a perfect calm conditions off the shore and offered good visibility. Although struggling to find my balance in the water, I still … Read More

Bahamas January 2015 – Week 2

Monday: After a late night making the most of wifi Sunday it was an early start. We had 2 sessions in the water, the first in our scuba gear, again skills practice with our BCDs. After being told what was thought to be a stingray Dom and I rushed into the water but after realising it was a tyre, we … Read More

Bahamas April 2014

The week started off with Sarah and the volunteers having a cultural tour of North West Andros, at Red Bays, whilst the interns studied for their dive master qualification. The director of Fulfar; a nearby field station, introduced us to local crafts and tradesmen which allowed us to view the remote parts of the island intimately and purchase some of … Read More

Bahamas April 2014

End of second week today, I feel like I am at home now even if it still seems unreal to be in such a wonderful place. Waking up every day with the sea just in front of my window and the amazing sound of the waves to put me in a good mood. The teaching is perfect, Sarah is really patient and … Read More

Bahamas April 2014 – week one

Driving into Staniard Creek and seeing our house for the next two months was very surreal! We were warmly greeted by all the staff and couldn’t believe the stunning views of our own Bahamian beach. The week flew by with settlement tours, fish identification lectures, visiting Staniard Creek primary school and snorkels. The settlement tour allowed us to orientate ourselves … Read More

Bahamas January 2014

Week 5 Another week down! Doesn’t seem quite real that we are now starting the sixth week here, officially half way through the phase.   Monday The infamous day of four dives! Was a great days diving all round we managed to finally get four waves of dives done meaning that everyone had two dives. The Golden Girls inclusive of … Read More

Bahamas January 2014 – week 4

Monday week four started out very chilled with a beach clean from the far point of the Greenforce camp. All of us collected a big black bag full of trash which was a nice way to start the week knowing we had made a small contribution to make a big difference. After lunch we all walked down the beach and … Read More