Busy Low Season
May and June are usually low season here in Maldives, but we kept ourselves pretty busy during this period.
In May, we were busy getting ready for the Vaavoshi Turtle Festival which happened on the 22nd of June. The Festival, organized by the Olive Ridley Project Team took place in Hithaadhoo, a local island, from 10AM to 5PM. It is estimated that around 500 people were there. There were several themed stalls organized by resorts and NGO’s, each bringing up an aspect related to turtle conservation. Children from 8 schools were present and were able to watch different marine conservation presentations, participate in educational games and art competitions. It was a huge success and we are already looking forward to the 2020 edition.
During this month, we also attended a Manta Ray workshop led by Manta Trust, which is always a great way to kick start the manta season. It also gave us an opportunity to start planning the second Baa Atoll Manta Festival which will happen in September.
Late in June, we attended the PADI Forum to learn about the novelties of diving world. And since we are talking about PADI…
PADI Women’s Dive Day is coming soon!
This event was created in 2015 with the aim to encourage more women to discover the underwater world, as diving is still a sport dominated by men.
You can help us even out the numbers by joining us for a dive on the 20th of July at Kihaa Maldives. To celebrate this special day, we will offer a 10% discount to all women diving on this day. Beginner and certified divers are welcome!
We will also be running a Pool Try Out for all the ladies working here at Kihaa. Come and join us!