LUX* South Ari Atoll in partnership with Euro-Divers Maldives and the founder of Project AWARE and PADI Dive Legend Dr Drew Richardson will be hosting the underwater festival from 16-22 September 2018
“Join LUX* for a one-of-a-kind experience to dive deep into the world of marine conservation and to witness some of the worlds most magnificent creatures living in the iconic crystal waters of the Maldives,” reads a statement by the resort.
According to the resort, each day of the festival will offer guests a full immersion into hands-on conservation courses and exciting dives and excursions with specialist marine biologists as well as experts of the underwater scooter and drone photography.
LUX* South Ari Atoll has announced a special offer for the festival which allows guests to book their stay at the resort for a minimum of seven nights during the period from September 12-26 and receive:
- 10 % discount on beach accommodation categories
- 20 % on overwater accommodation
- 20 % discount on all beginner level diving courses
- 20 % discount on LUX* ME spa treatments
- 20 % discount on food and beverage
The week-long festival consists of exciting underwater exploration and conservation workshops with leading conservation legend Dr Richardson along with information about whale sharks given out by English marine biologist Mark McMillan.
In addition, guests can also learn all about iBUBBLE, the first autonomous diving drone accompanied by underwater drone expert Benjamin Valtin and receive personal video footage of their diving experience in the iconic waters of the Maldives.
Matt Wenger, the Regional Manager for PADI Europe, Maldives, Middle East and Africa, will offer underwater exploration with fast and fun underwater scooters, while PADI dive underwater camera or DUP experts are set to help guests in their photography techniques to help with tips and tricks on how to get the best angle, lighting and the science of getting good photos.
Meanwhile, Richard Somerset and Mark Spiers from PADI UK will conduct scuba dive and open water dive courses. Leading veterinarian and biologist Dr Claire Petros will also host a sea turtle presentation along with a group snorkelling excursion.
Furthermore, talented Maldivian artist Hussein ‘Iphpha’ Iffal will also join the international experts at the festival and showcase his capable underwater painting skills for everyone to enjoy at LUX* South Ari Atoll. Guests can snorkel alongside or watch from the arrival jetty as he creates his masterpiece underwater.
Boasting a spa, fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool, LUX* South Ari Atoll offers luxurious open-concept rooms surrounded by crystal-clear waters and tropical greenery. It features 8 Restaurants, 6 bars as well as the biggest motorised and non-motorised water sports activities in the Maldives.