Camp Cambodia Scuba School Expedition

Cambodia is a spectacular natural beauty, filled with cultural sites and captivating people.

During your 4 week life-enhancing school expedition you’ll visit ancient historic sites such as the iconic Angkor Wat temple – the largest religious monument in the world, and the spectacular jungle temple of Ta Prohm.

Take a boat to the fascinating floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, experience the energetic hustle and bustle of the Siem Reap Night Markets and gain a new perspective on life as you explore the recent history of Cambodia at the Killing Fields and S21 Prison.

Dive into warm tropical waters as you take on the challenge of mastering the fundamentals of scuba diving. Learn about your equipment and different diving techniques in a confined environment before undertaking series of open water dives surrounded by marine life whilst completing your PADI Open Water Dive Course. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, dolphins and fish of all shapes and colours.

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Camp Cambodia Scuba School Expedition

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The impact you will make

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Habitat Restoration & Sustainable Housing (Beng Pae)

Cambodia was once rich in wildlife but due to deforestation and hunting, the ecosystem is in real danger. You’ll play an important role in helping to reforest damaged parts of this landscape to encourage some of the world’s most endangered wildlife to return. You’ll also help us build homes for needy families in the village.

volunteer projects

activities include

  1. Seed collection & harvesting
  2. Tree planting
  3. Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
  4. Wildlife monitoring
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School Classroom & Accommodation Building (Beng Mealea)

Cambodia remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Seasonal food shortages and lack of employment opportunities leave rural young people very vulnerable to continued and increasing poverty. You’ll help by developing a new classroom at the school to tackle overcrowding, as well as working on a teachers accommodation block.

volunteer project

activities include

  1. Digging classroom foundations
  2. Laying bricks
  3. Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
  4. Making classroom furniture
  5. Landscaping
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Camp Beng Mealea

This delightful rural camp is set on the outskirts of Teuk Lich village within Beng Mealea commune. Accommodation is in the form of traditional Khmer stilted longhouses positioned in the shade of large banana and papaya trees. The camp is surrounded by paddy fields and pretty amazing views on all sides. On a clear day you can see the impressive ridge line of the Kulen National Park from your longhouse. And if that isn’t enough, there is the ancient ruined temple of Beng Mealea to explore only a short walk away, as well as a large ornate pagoda where the Buddhist monks live. You’d be hard pushed to find a more authentic Cambodian experience!

Location: 75 km (1.5 hours drive) from Siem Reap International Airport

Accommodation: Traditional longhouses with comfy mattresses & bedding including mosquito net. Composting toilets, cold water showers & wash basins

Power: Generator (06:00-07:00 & 18:00-22:00). British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: No

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. bread, rice porridge, omelette for breakfast; Chicken & chips, salad, BBQ with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Amok – Mild curry usually eaten with chicken or fish

If you’re feeling brave: Try eating fried crickets or tarantulas (Yuck)!

Social: Chill out zone, camp fire, hammocks

 

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Camp Beng Pae

Beng Pae is a lovely woodland retreat located in the village of Ta Lek and within the Beng Pae Wildlife Reserve. Surrounded on three sides by a very impressive pine forest, the camp is designed and built in the local hill tribe house style.

The camp is set at the edge of the village and so all your project sites are only a short walk away, allowing you to become a local in no time!

Location: 220 km (3 hours drive) from Siem Reap International Airport

Accommodation: Traditional longhouses with comfy mattresses & bedding including mosquito net. Composting toilets, bucket showers & wash basins

Power: Generator (06:00-07:00 & 18:00-22:00). British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: Intermittent

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. bread, rice porridge, omelette for breakfast; curry, sweet & sour chicken, salad, BBQ with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Beef Loklak

If you’re feeling brave: Try the local fermented palm juice!

Social: Chill out zone, camp fire, hammocks

 

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Camp Legends

Han-Hoey---Camp-Beng-Mealea-Manager
Local camps crew

Han

The man that can. One of our camp managers, Han is well respected by our volunteers and the local community, who have him pegged as the future chief of the village. He’s very passionate about our re-forestation programme, green fingered Han can grow anything anywhere. He also supports nine children from the local village. Han will stay in your heart long after you leave Cambodia.

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What's included

4 week life-enhancing school expedition
Flights and all in-country transfers
Travel insurance
Food and drink
Accommodation
PADI Scuba Dive Course
Project costs
Access to our Travellers Gateway
Ongoing pre-expedition and fundraising support
Dedicated Qualified Expedition Leader and supporting staff costs
Orientation and local language lessons
24 hour emergency support
Reserve location
The option to earn UCAS points