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

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