Scuba Plunging and Swimming
Without snorkelling, a journey to the Maldives would be incomplete. The amount and variety of life that can be seen on the Maldives reefs below the water's surface makes you feel privileged; the sight is one that will live forever in your memory.
Here in the Maldives, snorkelers and divers follow the "see but don't touch" rule in an effort to make underwater trips sustainable and considerate of the coral reefs and marine life that call them home.
What else can be done to dive and snorkel in tune with the environment? You may make environmentally beneficial decisions even before you get into the water, such as choosing sunscreen that won't harm the nearby coral or making sure your gear is securely fastened so it doesn't dangle over the flimsy reef. When you're in the water, be careful not to disturb any of the animals' natural behaviour. Avoid chasing or approaching animals too closely because doing so could hinder them from feeding, mating, or even fleeing a predator.
Take on a coral
To help preserve marine biodiversity, adopt a coral! As part of this endeavour, visitors are encouraged to adopt a coral frame in order to participate in this significant undertaking in a very personal way. Expert-led interactive frame-building activities give participants firsthand knowledge of the persistence of marine life while minimising their personal impact on coral reefs. These coral constructions, which have been built on nearby islands, are giving the locals, whose main source of income is fishing, an additional line of work.
When you get home, you can follow the development of your adopted coral through online image updates, providing you a one-of-a-kind keepsake of a once-in-a-lifetime vacation escape—a living souvenir that accomplishes so much more than simply preserving a precious memory.
Assist with saving The Ocean Turtles!
Sea turtles and their habitats in the Maldives are to be preserved, cared for, and escorted back into the water as soon as possible. Olive Ridley Project invites visitors to help them on this quest. Watch marine turtles hatch in person! Visitors could join nightly viewings of the nest from a nearby purpose-built viewing platform before the eggs hatched.
The Olive Ridley Project's sea turtle scientist will discuss the numerous marvels of sea turtles, how they are able to live their entire lives in the water, and the risks they encounter. The rescue of sea turtles discovered entangled in ghost nets or other debris is the primary task of ORP's sea turtle biologist. Be a member of the resort's team and practical conservation efforts to protect sea turtles and other marine creatures from the negative impacts of a ghost net and other gear by joining the team.
During World Turtle Day in 2022, Amilla Maldives gave guests the option to sponsor or name the resort's native turtles. A unique turtle expedition was also offered, with all funds going to the Olive Ridley Project. With Amilla's Mini Marine Biologist programme, any of the resort's younger visitors can find out more about turtles and other aquatic animals inhabiting the area.
Ranch to Table insight: Eat Reasonably!
Healthy eaters are aware that the key to gourmet cuisine is using fresh, organic, and sustainably sourced ingredients. In the Maldives, the idea of "farm-to-table" is more than simply a passing culinary fad; it's a way of life, a way of life that includes eating customs that have been passed down through generations.
In their restaurants, the majority of Maldives resorts provide a wide selection of plant-based, vegetarian, vegan, and raw foods made with organic and locally produced ingredients. The "Farm-to-Table" idea encourages a creative and nutritious culinary adventure while promoting a sustainable approach to food and lowering carbon footprint.
Malé City Strolling Visit
Travelers can spend a day exploring Malé, the capital of the Maldives, and getting a glimpse into everyday life there. On a half-day guided walking tour, learn about Malé's history and culture. Enjoy the city as you stroll through stunning architecture, learn about Malé's history and culture, sample local fare at the food markets, uncover important details about the country's top-notch educational system, and observe traditional life. Visit the fish market to witness the catch from the Indian Ocean and to see sites like the Friday Mosque, Sultan Park, and the President's Palace.