Marine Scientists of Hurawalhi Island Resort Plans Shark Survey

PUBLISHED April 06, 2021

The private island of Hurawalhi is set on the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll, an area filled with many dive sites within the island’s reach, also known for its very likely encounters of sharks, guaranteed to make it your most memorable dive in the Maldives.  

‘Diving with sharks', regarded as an ultimate dream of scuba divers, they can spot these sleek and magnificent creatures patrol the channel edges, reef corners and even the inner reef, sometimes alone and sometimes in large numbers in this area of the Maldives, where shark fishing has been ruled out and its species registered under the law as protected. 

Photo: Emily Mundy

The marine biologists, Aline and Lara working at the Marine Biology Center of Hurawalhi will be leading the “planning of a new research to assess the numbers using Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV). The project aims to give baseline data for the shark population with the possibility of continuing over a number of years in order to measure the stability of the population. We are very excited about this study and, with Aline and Lara’s help, look forward to sharing the results with you throughout the project,” stated the resort.  

Hurawalhi Maldives Resort offers thrilling shark adventures across the reefs of Lhaviyani Atoll, also providing with you the chance to complete the PADI Specialty course, ‘Maldivian Shark and Ray Diver’ whilst at the resort. 


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