Trekking Everest Base Camp Gap Year

13 Days Hiking Through the Himalayas

Max shares his summary of the second week on our Nepal and India Adventure program in April 2017. Our day began on the 8th April with an early start to get to the town Lukla. Unfortunately we had to wait for a while as the flight timing in Nepal is somewhat unreliable. The flight to Lukla was about as calm as can be expected for what is essentially a … Read More

Open Water Diving in the Bahamas

Secret Valentine in the Bahamas

Stay up-to-date with this summary of the fifth week on our Bahamas Marine Conservation program in January 2017. Our fifth week started with an exciting day for all of us. Monday began with an IUCN lecture about vulnerable to endangered fish species, which was followed by a point out dive in buddy teams with no instructors around for the first time. All … Read More

What an amazing trip so far and it’s only week one!

What an amazing trip so far and it’s only week one! Sydney was so beautiful and we got to do and see it all pretty much. The week started off Sunday with a fun “get to know you” dinner at Maze.
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Update from Bahamas Marine Conservation Program

Roaming along the river bank

Monday In the morning the most of us were happy to wake up without a hangover and more sleep, so there were smiles all around. For the first half of the day the beginners were briefed on how to assemble their dive gear for the first time. After they finished there session, they were thrilled to have learnt something new. … Read More

Julius October ELT Blog

The day at last arrived for the new group to come. The weeks of lesson planning and juggling of timetables were finally about to be put to the test. I had been placed in charge of arrival day, simultaneously the hardest day to predict due to Costa Rica’s roads making it close to impossble to guess when they would actually … Read More

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

Update from our Expedition Leader Trainers: Jungle Madness

From Panama to Costa Rica, read the next part of the story from our current team training on the Expedition Leader Training Course. Update courtesy of Jared Dubois: After an awesome few days in Panama we awoke before dawn to catch our boat-taxi from the hostel to meet back up with Jade and Colin in Bocas town to begin our journey … Read More

Matt’s Encounter With a Wild Cat

Read the next part of the story from our current team training on the Expedition Leader Training Course. Update courtesy of Jared Dubois: Day 1: The trek started well as our transport pulled up to the river and we loaded our packs into the long boat (which had definitely seen better days). We headed up river in our ‘trusty’ vessel with … Read More

5 Hour Fires, Monkeys and Getting Lost

Read the next part of the story from our current team training on the Expedition Leader Training Course. Update courtesy of Elliot Swinney: We arrived back from San Jose on the first bus, arriving at noon. Upon reaching cecillias Collin described what was to come- a week of intense jungle survival training. With just an hour to repack we ran around like … Read More