ELT January group: 2nd week

Day 8 2/2/13 Rain continues! The visitor center is now Glastonbury, my jungle boots are mud boots really! New rivers have actually formed through parts of camp, some hammocks are now on island and Dave has one going right under him! Tried drying wet clothes in hammock with me, not nice! Just makes hammock all wet! Few more lessons and … Read More

Greenforce Bahamas January phase: week 3

The January weather continued to be windy and cloudy. It is amazing how quickly you adjust to tropical weather. Suddenly 70 is cold! On Monday our phase got to make their mark on camp. We scoured the beach for driftwood and then transformed it into an improved dive shed. Everyone pitched in, even though hammers were scarce. A small plank … Read More

Greenforce Bahamas January phase: week 2

The week kicked off sunny, with the new divers starting their PADI confined and theory part of the course. We had our first meal out at MJ’s where we got to sample traditional Bahamian dishes. Generally it went down well. The weather turned towards the end of the week with strong winds making diving impossible, however we got on with … Read More

ELT Wales: January group

Day 1 ‘The unexpected journey’ It all began as most big journeys do, up and early in cold old England. Made my way to London Euston and had a nice hour wait in the cold station as very early morning turned to early morning. Made my way to Chester where I met up with a few more people on the … Read More

Greenforce Bahamas January phase: week 1

After arriving in Nassau we hopped on a small 5 seater plane that took us to our new home for the next 12 weeks, the sleepy island of Andros. Soon after we arrived at the Greenforce camp and then proceeded to the bar with our instructors Adam, Matt, Hannah and Sam to get to know each other better.   The … Read More

The Greenforce Bahamas team prepare for the new phase

The Greenforce Bahamas team have been hard at work preparing for the new volunteers to arrive in January. After receiving a brand new engine for the boat they have decided on a bold new colour scheme (batman inspired black and red) to restore “Chickcharnie” the diving boat back to its former glory. Here are some photos of Adam (Bahamas leader) and Matt … Read More

ELT Belize: Favourite moments so far

The volunteers on our Expedition Leader Training course in Belize entered the jungle 4 weeks ago, since then they have learnt advanced jungle survival skills, completed solo nights, learnt how to plan for an expedition and have completed some advanced river crossings. Next stop for them is San Ignacio for some much needed rest, keep checking here for regular updates … Read More

Ecuador: October Group

Week 1: Hi everyone, I and the other volunteers, Kate, Theo, Emily, Charissa, Rachel, Rosa, Aidan and Becca have just arrived in Quito, Ecuador and it’s amazing, looking forward to the week ahead. This afternoon we are going to the ECUADOR VS.CHILE soccer match with 8 other wonderful people from the UK & South Africa!! Esta chica va a ir … Read More

Fiji: Lucianne’s story

Week One: After my few days spent in pacific harbour I then headed to meet the team in Savusavu. On the 10th of july (2012) I took the local bus into Suva, the capital of Fiji, even on this short journey I got to chat to lots of locals. Initially the friendliness of the Fijians is a little overwhelming, the … Read More