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Maldives resort plans 24-hour scuba diving expedition to shipwreck this weekend

Maldives resort plans 24-hour scuba diving expedition to shipwreck this weekend

Published: 25-Apr-14 10:01:30
Source: Haveeru Online
Author: Anna Ridley
Related: 10-Apr-10 23:11:09

The Maldives is one of the most popular scuba diving destinations in the world thanks to its crystal clear turquoise waters and thriving marine life and now one resort in Kaafu atoll is organising a 24-hour dive that will showcase the popular Rannamari Wreck that has been sitting on the ocean floor for 15 years.

A resort in the Maldives is planning a 24-hour dive this weekend that will showcase one of the nearby shipwrecks.

Located in one of the world's leading scuba diving destinations, the Rannamaari Wreck has been lying on the ocean floor in the Kaafu atoll in the Maldives for the past 15 years.

The Angsana Ihuru Resort is planning a 24-hour long diving expedition to the wreck on Friday morning which will be filmed and broadcast live to viewers via YouTube.

"Our goal is to hold a 24-hour dive and show this area and its beauty to the whole world; to show the changes the area goes through during different times of the day and night," explained Adam Rasheed, the Marine Recreation Manager of Angsana Ihuru Resort.

The resort is working with two scuba diving centres from Male as well as 30 students from its own onsite diving school.

"This event will be shot live from underwater and broadcasted online on YouTube with the help of Ooredoo. We don't stream things via YouTube often. Last time we used YouStream, so this is also a very special part of this dive," added Mr Rasheed.

The Rannamaari Ship was one of the first three ships brought to reclaim capital Male's land and this year marks 15 years since the boat was sunk.

The scuba diving resort also organised a 24-hour wreck diving expedition to the same area last year which gained a lot of support and participation from local and foreign scuba divers.

This year's dive will take place on Friday 25th April at 10 am until Saturday 26th April at 10am.

Every year, thousands of tourists take scuba diving holidays to the Maldives to explore the Indian Ocean's diverse ecosystems.

South Ari Atoll's diving sites such as the Kudarah Thila and Digurah Thila are among the most popular scuba diving destinations in the region and attract many visitors annually.

Divers can enjoy warm waters where they can catch sightings of manta rays, several species of turtles, eagle rays, and schools of tropical fish. During scuba diving adventures, holidaymakers can get close up close to the fragile reefs and thriving sea gardens, and explore the underwater caves sea walls that are home to undiscovered underwater flora and exotic species.

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