Experience an extraordinary Manta Ray event at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

We have exciting news to share with you! This summer, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is welcoming a group of Marine Biologists from the Manta Trust who will be spending 2 days at the resort, and we invite you to join them in interactive presentations and a spectacular snorkeling excursion in South Baa Atoll. If you’re lucky, you just might encounter some Manta Rays gliding through the deep blue!

Manta Ray M17 WIBBLE sighted while diving at Bodu Hithi Thila

Manta Ray M17 WIBBLE sighted while diving at Bodu Hithi Thila

On Saturday, 21st June 2014, we will grant a warm, sunny welcome to Manta Trust’s Project Manager for Maldives, Niv Froman, as well as to Annie Murray, the Operations Manager for Maldives. The team will begin the program with an interactive presentation for the associates of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, to which the resort has invited students of schools from surrounding local islands. In the evening, the visiting marine biologists will be joined by our very own marine biologist Chiara Fumagalli to conduct an educational presentation for guests at the Conch Bar. Both presentations will highlight the work that Manta Trust and the team at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu have been contributing towards the Maldivian Manta Ray Project and everyone will get a chance to enrich their knowledge regarding these stunning creatures. 

Manta Ray M2459 YIHAN at cleaning station, sighted during snorkeling excursion

Manta Ray M2459 YIHAN at cleaning station, sighted during snorkeling excursion

On Sunday morning, 22nd June 2014, Chiara and the team from Manta Trust will lead guests on an adventurous snorkeling excursion through Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, that will hopefully include the extraordinary opportunity to swim with these peaceful ocean giants. Afterwards, Chiara will mingle with guests and share photos of the expedition along with the analysis of any identification, should the team have happened upon new individuals to the Maldives Manta Ray database.

Manta Ray snorkeling with dive instructor Sascha Kruse in Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Manta Ray snorkeling with dive instructor Sascha Kruse in Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Manta Rays are gentle and charismatic, and to this day, many aspects of these fascinating creatures are still a mystery. The Maldivian Manta Ray Project was founded by Manta Trust with the main purpose to learn more about the life cycle, population dynamics and habitat of the Maldivian Manta Ray population, which Coco Collection is delighted to contribute to.

Snorkel excursion with Manta Rays

Snorkel excursion with Manta Rays

For this spectacular event, we have special offers just for you! For guests looking to experience the Manta Ray expedition, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is offering a “Stay Longer and Pay Less” deal where a 5 night or more stay will receive a discount of 25% from room rates. Taking advantage of this great promotion, you can book a 7 night stay for 2 at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, including return seaplane transfers, daily Breakfast at Cowrie Restaurant and 1 Manta Ray snorkeling excursion with the Marine Biologist for only USD 3,031*.

Manta Ray M3203 CASSANDRA

Manta Ray M3203 CASSANDRA

Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity to swim with these ocean giants and email us at reservations@cococollection.com.mv for any information you might require. This summer, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is the place to be!

*Standard rate is USD 3,647 and discount applied is 25% (USD 600) for long stays.

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