Category Archives: Moalboal

Sleepless in Beijing

As I sit here in Beijing Airport waiting for my final flight to take me to rainy Heathrow, my head can’t decide whether I’m coming or going. My body, especially my knees, is just happy to be out of the … Continue reading

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Assessing Assessing Assessing!

When first arriving to Moalboal the Green Fins work seemed a bit slow with only one or two assessments in the first and second week. The first assessment and training completed was during the crazy days of intense rain and … Continue reading

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This Is Panagsama

So we’ve been on placement for a few weeks now, and have about a month left here until it’s all over! Time is still flying by, although the last blog post that I made does seem like an age ago. … Continue reading

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Community spirit!

It’s week 4 of our placement already, and things are now in full swing here in Panagsama! We’re all signed off as official Green fins assessors and ready to begin working with the dive centres more independently. We’ve all started … Continue reading

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Settling in, Sandy beaches & Sudden down pours!

After a fantastic 2 weeks of training and modules at the Marine Conservation Philippines base in Zambonguita we were all excited to be heading to civilisation and to move onto the next stage of our programme, but sad to leave … Continue reading

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Turtle Recall

The Philippines is part of what is known in the world of environmental approaches/initiatives as the Coral Triangle, an isosceles triangle containing 500 species of reef building coral, 6.5 million kilometer squares, the largest fish, the smallest sea horse, the … Continue reading

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Everything Has an End, Only the Sea Cucumber Has Two

Just one more day left until we’re done with our ZEP. It has been a pretty challenging experience, which I have happily accepted. I have learnt so much during my time here, whether it was working with dive shop owners … Continue reading

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So long my friends!

I can’t believe it’s 2 days to the end of ZEP. It’s impossible. It felt like it was just yesterday that my whole face was brushing through Seagrass. Right now I’m in Dumaguete for my visa extension (Bcos of Zoox, … Continue reading

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The ‘trash lady’…and rather proud of it

That was, at some point along the ZEP, what I was known as. And rightfully so, as my three personal projects which culminated into one big project, centred around trash, and reducing the creation of it. Minimalising waste is the … Continue reading

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Brilliant Educators, Diving Priests and Bikers for Conservation.

Doing conservation work in Moalboal has been a dream; there are so many dedicated and inspiring people that have supported me at every step, from local government officials to dive centre managers and teachers. Alongside my Green Fins Assessor role, … Continue reading

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