Addu City, Maldives – Addu Dive has met with the Addu City Council earlier today and have discussed a number of projects including coral conservation and tourism related projects.
In the meeting today at the Secretariat of the Addu City Council, Addu Dive stated that many tourists have come to South Palm Resort and other various guesthouses in the Maldives, and that majority of the tourists come for diving.
They added that another major attraction for tourists is the natural beauty of the islands, and proposed a designated tourist beach. The best area for such a beach was discussed in the meeting, taking into account further development of water sport areas and a basic diving facility.
Discussions were also held regarding a marine research institute for coral propagation, a Manta trust, and to register reefs surrounding the city.
Addu Dive also suggested plans to conduct a first aid training program in Addu, along with special sessions on first aid to be held for school children.
Addu City Mayor Abdulla Sodiq said that the proposals by Addu Dive are extremely important to the city, and affirmed that the Council would provide all the assistance they can for these projects.
The Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdullah Mausoom has recently stated that all the major events that will be held in Maldives for the World Tourism Day of 2021 will be hopefully held in the southernmost atoll, Addu City. He added that that he will market the diving site of the British Loyalty wreck as a fascinating diving site in both Maldives and in the whole world.
He said this while speaking at the ceremony held to inaugurate the diving event that was held earlier this month in Maradhoo, Addu City to mark the 75th anniversary of the British Loyalty wreck a popular dive site in Addu.