Dive community mourns loss of one of Maldives’ first PADI pros

Ibrahim Moosafulhu, one of the first PADI professionals in the Maldives, has passed away.

Moosafulhu died Thursday morning.

“Thank you Moosa for your valuable contributions over the years, you will be missed buddy. Our condolences to the family and our partners at Divers Lodge Maldives,” PADI Pros said, in an statement posted on Facebook.

Moosafulhu was widely considered a legend in the local diving community and an inspirational figure to all Maldivian divers.

A key figure in developing diving tourism in the Maldives, he played an active role in developing regulations for the Maldives and in assisting marine environmental projects.

Moosafulhu shared his love and knowledge of diving and the marine environment with those interested in diving as a hobby as well as those that wanted to take up diving as a professional career, thus ensuring that the next generation of Maldivians understand their importance to the Maldivian economy, and also to the nation’s culture.

Home to some of the best beaches in the world, the Maldives offers an assortment of unrivalled luxury, white sandy beaches and a supreme underwater world, making it the perfect choice for a trip of a lifetime.

Surrounded by beautiful, untouched reefs with more than 250 species of coral and 1,200 species of marine life, the islands of Maldives are a must visit for keen snorkelers and divers.

The waters are home to hard and soft corals, sponges, sea fans, trigger fish, parrot fish, fusiliers, tunas, turtles and barracudas. There is also an array sharks including grey reef sharks, white and black tip reef sharks, nurse sharks, leopard sharks, eagle rays and sting rays.

Offering some of the best and most remote diving spots in the world, most of the resorts in Maldives have their own PADI-certified dive centre and are surrounded by exceptional dive sites.

With some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world, the clear waters of Maldives are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life.

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