Kuramathi Maldives hosts awareness, fun activities to mark Oceans Day

Kuramathi Maldives went full force on World Oceans Day, hosting a series of programmes to promote awareness while making it a fun interaction.

In an announcement, the resort said a clean-up dive was organised in conjunction with Rasdhoo Divers and volunteer guests to collect garbage found lying on the sea bed of its house reef. The contributed effort managed to pull out polyethylene mesh nets, plastic bottles, PVC pipes and a paint roller worth an estimated 53 kilograms, it added.

According to Kuramathi, Reef Check, an international body devoted to the protection of tropical coral reefs through education, research and conservation, also joined Thursday’s programme to conduct a survey on the resort’s house reef. Their transect survey dive delved into monitoring coral growth, including recording of substrate, invertebrates, fish life and coral bleaching, it said.

“This further helps us to regulate any change in our house reef while also becoming an official partner of Reef Check Maldives,” the announcement read.

Kuramathi also hosted a joint campaign with Rasdhoo Divers to oversee the fifth Underwater Photography/Videography Competition in light of World Oceans Day. Guests flaunted their talents in three unique disciplines — be it snorkelling, diving photography or diving videography — to win exciting prizes to take back home. A judging panel decided the winners on Friday.

“We hope our efforts contribute to play our part in saving the oceans, carving a better tomorrow for our future generations,” the announcement read.

World Oceans Day, which falls on June 8 every year, celebrates our world’s shared ocean and our personal connection to the sea, as well as raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it.

Kuramathi is one of the first resorts to open in the Maldives and is part of Universal Resorts of Universal Enterprises, a 100 percent Maldivian company and the pioneers of tourism in the Maldives.

An emerald jewel in the turquoise Maldivian waters, Kuramathi is a stunning island retreat with acres of luxuriant vegetation surrounded by spectacular beaches tapering into an endless sandbank. Villas blend contemporary design and nature, and are set on the beach, amongst lush gardens or over water. Four poster beds, open-air bathrooms, rainfall showers or Jacuzzi, large outdoor decks with inviting daybeds or sun loungers, are just some of the creature-comforts enjoyed by guests. Dining options are diverse with many restaurants, bars and great-value all-inclusive packages, topped off with Maldivian service – welcoming, genuine and friendly.

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