Investment group offers locals free dive with South Maldives initiative

Local people are being invited to experience a free diving session later this month around the islands of S. Hithadhoo, Addu Atoll, as part of a new scheme to promote the pastime nationally.

Investment group Emmen has said that people across the Maldives’ southern regions are being invited to take part in a free dive by instructors from Intoscuba during an open day on June 24.  The event, which starts at 8.00am, will also see additional entertainment and activities being held such as information events and musical performances.

The free test dives will be made available during the open day, along with a special Bubble Making activity for children between eight and ten years of age to experience the environment under the sea, according to organisers.

Following the open day, Emmen has said that entire diving courses will be on offer to interested parties at rates it claims will be “considerably lower” than those currently offered around Male’ to try and ensure strong turnouts with ongoing sponsers being sought to try and cover as much costs as possible.

According to organisers, current costs for Open Water diver and Advance Open Water Diver courses are expected to cost Rf3,900 and Rf3,300 respectively, though further reductions are being targeted with the aid of sponsorships.

Emmen claims that the dive project is expected to move towards northern regions of the country later this year.

More information is available from Emmen on (+960) 742 8225.