LUX* South Ari Atoll celebrates annual Underwater Festival ·

LUX* South Ari Atoll celebrates annual Underwater Festival

When it comes to getting up-close to Earth’s aquatic life, the Maldives, with its 1,000 pearlescent coral islands and ring shaped coral reefs offer a front-row seat. The coveted week-long Underwater Festival, held on the islet of Dhidhoofinolhu at LUX* South Ari Atoll, is a chance to meet the world’s leading conservationists and researchers, discover the most beautiful dive spots, the history of diving, underwater drone photography, and above all, learn what measures are being taken globally to raise awareness, protect earth’s largest mammals and conserve our reefs.

From the 16 – 22 September, the festival at LUX* South Ari Atoll will be packed with hands-on workshops, open-air film screenings, talks and lots of dives. The goal is to gather liked minded travellers, marine specialists, divers, activists, and those passionate about the marine world to share their knowledge and experience. The popular festival draws industry household names including Diving legend, project AWARE founder and CEO of PADI, Dr Drew Richardson.

Considered one of the foremost diving specialists of his generation, American, Dr. Drew Richardson was inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame in 2008 and has utilised his credentials in marine science to spearhead innovative dive programs throughout the world.

With 40 plus years spent working in water safety and diver education, he has made over 5,000 dives across all continents including Antarctica. An avid conservationist and marine specialist, Dr. Richardson says that “With plastic, pollution, and overfishing, there are many issues to address, but it’s not too late, we can reverse some of the damage that has been done by working together to conserve and protect marine resources.”

In addition to the exciting schedule, guests can experience the magic of LUX* South Ari Atoll. Its eight exquisite eateries, five bars, and Reasons to Go make it a happening place. The resort, with its 193 stylish villas set on an immaculate beach and on stilts, is an all-time supporter of marine conservation. The resort houses a state-of-the-art PADI Dive Centre and its very own Marine Biology Centre. To celebrate this year’s Underwater Festival, LUX* South Ari Atoll is offering an exclusive Underwater Festival Special Offer:

Bookings for seven nights during the festival to receive
• A 10 percent discount on Beach categories
• 20 percent discount on Over Water accommodation
• A 20 percent discount on all beginner-level diving courses, LUX* ME spa treatments, food and beverages.

Click HERE to book, or for more information.


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