Max’s Thailand Experience

Max S.
Volunteer Name:Max S.
Project Attended:Island Marine Conservation with International Diving Certification
Country Attended:Thailand
Tell us about your experiences with Kaya (sign up process, preparation & project itself) The process was very simple and Kaya's employees helped me with any issues I had. The process was simple despite my late application As a volunteer our job was to assist the team on the projects they were working on, this could be anything from attaching coral reef fragments to creating and deploying artificial reefs. There was plenty to be done and us volunteers were very happy to help.
What were the highlights? The people would have to be the highlight, seeing the passion that drives these people is truly inspiring; I met some great friends and my girlfriend during the course.
What made you chose that particular project/country? I previously did a marine conservation course in Belize and was looking to do another. The project in Thailand caught my eye because of the great reviews it had earned online and I was very interested in Thai culture.
Did anything surprise you? I learnt a lot about marine conservation that I didn’t previously know. The accommodation was also surprisingly very good - just a 2 minute walk from the dive school with a double bed and an ensuite bathroom, far exceeded my expectations.


“Stop thinking about it and sign up, you won’t regret it. Volunteering is a truly rewarding experience, whether you are teaching English in Nepal or diving in Thailand. Volunteering takes you out of your comfort zone and puts you into a foreign culture with people from all over the world all working towards a single cause. Volunteering is a truly eye opening experience, you will learn a lot about different cultures, issues, people and most importantly yourself.”