If you love the ocean as much as we do at Komandoo Maldives you’ll want to do all you can to help protect it and World Oceans Day, marked on 8th of June each year, endeavours to highlight the plight of the underwater world and rally support for its protection. 2020 sees the launch of the campaign for protecting 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030; a decade seems a long time but considering just 5.3% currently enjoy protection, there’s a long way to go, and if you would like to support the cause please visit the World Oceans Day website to sign their petition.
At Komandoo, we are in the fortunate position of being surrounded by an abundance of incredible reefs and marine life. Our divers and snorkellers enjoy visiting dozens of stunning sites including the two Marine Protected Areas in the Lahviyani Atoll: Kuredu Express where thrilling dives with sharks will never be forgotten and Fushivaru Thila, a renowned manta ray cleaning station. The Maldives has granted protected status to 42 areas of ocean and, as well as these Marine Protected Areas, a number of individual species are also protected, including dolphins, napoleon wrasses, coral, turtles and sharks – all of which enjoy the safe haven that the Maldives offers and can be seen regularly by our guests.
The ocean is vital for the health of our planet, on your next holiday join us for a marine adventure and discover just how amazing it is!