Diamonds Resorts Maldives hosts marine biology session with Dr Charles Anderson
Diamonds Resorts Maldives has hosted a marine biology session with Dr Charles Anderson.
Both Diamonds Thudufushi Beach and Water Villas, and Diamonds Athuruga Beach and Water Villas hosted an evening presentation on whales and dolphins of the Maldives with Dr Anderson. Guests at both resorts were delighted to have the chance to learn from such an expert during the special event in April.
“Thank you Dr Anderson for sharing your passion for the Maldivian marine life,” a statement issued by Diamonds Resorts Maldives read.
Dr Anderson is a UK-trained marine biologist living in the Maldives since 1983. Author of the book “Reef Fishes of the Maldives”, Dr Anderson has conducted extensive research on Maldivian fishery over the years, and also has research interests in cetaceans, sharks, sea birds and insects.
Dr Anderson operates the Whale and Dolphin Company in the Indian Ocean. He is the foremost authority on both the whales, dolphins and the fishes in the Maldives, and a pioneer of whale and dolphin watching in the region.
In 1995, Dr Anderson was awarded the President of Maldives Award for Service to Fisheries.
Part of Switzerland based PlanHotel Hospitality Group, Diamonds Resorts Maldives understands the importance of the marine life that surrounds the islands and is proud to have many initiatives in place to help the environment. Indeed, amongst other things, the resorts produce their own water in glass bottles to minimise the use of plastic bottles on the islands.
Both resorts also have resident marine biologists to provide information during excursions and deliver weekly marine biology presentations to their guests, as well as a long time partnership with the University of Milano – Bicocca to conduct research on the marine life.