Lewis’ Thailand Experience

Lewis B.
Volunteer Name:Lewis B.
Project Attended:Island Marine Conservation with PADI Certification
Country Attended:Thailand
Why did you choose to volunteer with Kaya? Whilst researching for volunteering abroad, I saw Kaya mentioned on an internet forum (Yahoo! Answers). The website was one of the best I visited, with a very wide range of projects available.
Was your pre-departure information useful? (is there anything more you would have liked to seen included?) The pack I was given included almost everything I needed to know - it made me much less nervous about my first trip abroad alone.
Did your orientation prepare you for your stay? (is there anything more you would like to see included?) The orientation in Bangkok was great. I was glad to find out more about the culture, as it helped me to settle into a country, that I've never visited before, much better.
What have been the highlights of your trip? Every dive was a highlight, since all were so different from one another. I also got a thrill from travelling alone for the first time.


“Meeting people from a wide range of nationalities has actually inspired me to gain an advanced qualification in speaking another language (German), as everyone being able to speak English regardless of where they were from made me feel quite ignorant. My diving qualifications will enable me to explore other dive sites around the world, possibly even in the UK.”