Outrigger Konotta Maldives marks Oceans Day with reef clean-up, coral restoration programme

Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort on Thursday hosted a series of marine events titled, “Our Ocean, Our Future,” to mark World Oceans Day.

The events were an extension of Outrigger’s global OZONE (Outrigger’s Zone) marine conservation programme, with all nine Outrigger resorts participating around the world.

In the Maldives, Outrigger staff and guests conducted a beach and lagoon reef clean-up to remove marine debris from the reef. Later in the afternoon there was a coral restoration programme, which saw guests help the Best Dives Konotta staff attach fragments of coral to a metal frame to be placed underwater to encourage new coral growth.

In the evening, guests and staff gathered around the pool and watched a documentary called Planet Ocean by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

In the Outrigger Kids Club, youngsters participated in the World Oceans Day celebrations by painting pictures with the theme, “My Ocean”. There were ocean face painting sessions, creating sand sculptures and a viewing of the Walt Disney movie, Moana.

“This June, throughout World Oceans Month, Outrigger Resorts properties worldwide are offering a diverse range of immersive activities and conservation opportunities for Outrigger guests to get in the OZONE mind-set and make a difference, even while on vacation,” an announcement by the resort 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.

Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is accessible via a 55-minute flight from the main Velana International Airport to Kaadedhdhoo Airport followed by a scenic 30-minute journey on a luxurious private speedboat. The resort comprises 29 Beach Pool Villas, 21 Ocean Pool Villas, two Lagoon Pool Villas and a masterful three-bedroom Grand Konotta Villa, offering guests a complete sense of privacy and intimate luxury.

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