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Marine Biology & Coral Conservation

Jumeirah Vittaveli's resident Marine Biologist educates both children and adults about the importance of coral protection and marine habitats within the framework of the Vittaveli Coral Regeneration Project.

Once a week children can take part in a Junior Coral Ranger session, where they learn the importance of conservation in a playful environment and have the opportunity to plant their own coral.

Guests may also join our Marine Biologist for her weekly marine talk or go on snorkelling tours along the housereef where they can observe the progress of our coral frames and plant their own corals.

The Vittaveli Coral Regeneration Project has been launched by the resort in collaboration with Best Dives Maldives, the on-site Dive and Water Sports Center and is run under the supervision of our resident Marine Biologist.

Coral reefs are a very important resource, not only as a habitat and indirect food source for up to 25% of marine organisms, but also for human benefits such as fishing, shoreline protection, and of course, tourism. Here in the Maldives we have some of the most beautiful reefs in the world, and we aim to support their stability and regeneration through our Coral Regeneration programme. In this project, we are taking vulnerable, bleached corals and giving them a healthy, stable environment to regenerate.

Our Marine Biologist also engages in other forms of reef protection such as the removal of Crown of Thorns, a specific species of starfish that destroy reefs when overpopulating them. On a regular basis, we arrange Reef Cleaning events with colleagues and guests as part of PADI's Project AWARE initiative.

For more information please contact us:

  • Telephone

    +960 664 2020

  • Email

    VittaveliLifestyle@jumeirah.com

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