Thoughts from an ELT program graduate
Greenforce had the honor of having our Fiji project boat being used for a traditional Fijian ceremony where one village passes “the light” onto another. All the volunteers were invited to join in on this traditional Fijian event!…
Week 3 started with a bang -literally- the island was hit by three thunderstorms which despite hindering one day of diving provided us with a late night light show that we all loved. Due to the loss of dive time we haven’t managed to get our Open Water under our (weight) belt this week but our plan is to be … Read More
Day 48 14/3/13- Day 57 23/3/13 Advanced medical, learnt abit more about the medical side of expeditions, recognizing and diagnosing symptoms and how to treat some cases. Got to practice through scenarios and at the end we all had assessments through scenarios and written test which we all passed! A highlight of the week was chicken night, where we got … Read More
As promised a few more pictures from the January Fiji group.. Sunset from camp Nukubulavu. The volunteers doing some first aid training. Spending time with the locals. The nursing station the Medforce volunteers have been working at. Beautiful views. The moment the volunteers first see civilisation.
Today is the first time some of our January Fiji volunteers have seen civilisation for over 10 weeks and we are enjoying seeing their photos and hearing about their amazing experiences. Below are some photos of the camp and the volunteers spending time getting to know the locals. More pictures and stories to come!
Day 21 – 23. 15-17/2/13 We had a belated pancake day in town which everyone loved! For the following days we chilled out in town, sorted out the lessons we would teach the Trekker group and getting any extra equipment we needed. Did get to see a Keel Billed Tucan which was awesome to see, very bright colours! Met the … Read More
Four of us have started our rescue diver course and spent Friday practising rescue scenarios, we ended the day exhausted after carrying each other out of the water and up the beach several times. Everyone else had a nice relaxing day having their feet nibbled by fish in a nearby blue hole after all their hard work this week helping the Bahamas … Read More
On Monday, morning we took a trip to north Andros with Forfar to snorkel at a shallow wreck site. There were two large boats to explore and a very large porcupine puffer fish was spotted as well as a pilot fish we then stopped at a blue hole called Uncle Charlie’s which had a rope swing. During the week we had several lectures … Read More
After a couple of weeks of high winds and choppy seas, the weather this week has been much improved meaning we were able to do much more diving. In fact there were a couple of days where the water has been like a millpond and diving was a dream! The non-divers have now all passed their open water course meaning … Read More