World Oceans Day seeks to highlight the issues facing 70% of the Earth’s surface. The mission for 2020 is to gain protected status for 30% of the World’s oceans by 2030. With just 5% currently enjoying protected status, there’s a long way to go.
World Environment Day is marked annually on 5th June and the theme for 2020 is ‘Biodiversity’. Let’s celebrate with some trivia facts from our own backyard!
A world-renowned sea turtle hotspot, the reefs of Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives are the place to be if you want to snorkel or dive with them.
The beauty of snorkelling is that there is minimal equipment but it is important to get it right so that you can enjoy the incredible marine life.
If you’re planning a holiday in the Maldives make sure you put learning to scuba dive at the top of your list – it’s one of the top destinations in the world for diving and the marine encounters are incredible…and you can start learning while still at home!
There’s a very easy way to ensure your dive doesn’t impact on the reef and it’s inhabitants in a negative way – achieving good buoyancy control.
The Maldives is one of the best places in the world to see sharks and rays. The underwater topography of Lhaviyani Atoll, with its many deep channels between the outer reefs and islands, combined with constantly flowing currents bringing with them nutrients, makes an ideal location for diving with big fish.
The Maldives is renowned as being one of the best places in the world for snorkelling and for good reason too – the water is warm and clear, there are a huge variety of reefs to visit and there is lots to see.
Prodivers offers pre-booked groups of 10 or more divers a generous discount, their own private boat and a dedicated guide too!
Your next chance to become a PADI Pro is the Instructor Development Course which will run from from 29th April until 10th May 2020 at Kuredu