Hosts and Guests at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort Join World Oceans Day Activities
Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort today held “Our
Ocean, Our Future,” marine awareness events to honour World Oceans
Day 8 June. The events were an extension of Outrigger’s global OZONE (Outrigger’s Zone) marine
conservation program, with all nine Outrigger Resorts participating around the
world. In the
Maldives, Outrigger staff and guests conducted a beach and lagoon reef clean up
to remove marine debris from the reef. Later in the afternoon there was a coral
restoration program. After a briefing, guests helped the Best Dives Konotta
staff attach fragments of coral to a metal frame which will be placed
underwater to encourage new coral growth.
In the evening, guests and staff gathered around the pool and watched a documentary called “Planet Ocean” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. In the Outrigger Kids Club, youngsters participated in World Oceans Day by painting pictures with the theme, “My Ocean”. There were ocean face painting sessions, creating sand sculptures and a viewing of the Walt Disney movie “Moana”.
The lagoon clean up and the key activities of World Oceans Day were led by Best Dives Maldives.
This June, throughout World Oceans Month, Outrigger Resorts properties worldwide are offering a diverse range of immersive activities and conservation opportunities for Outrigger guests to get in the OZONE mind-set and make a difference, even while on vacation.
Some 60% of the world’s coral reefs are being denuded by climate change, land-based pollution and unsustainable fishing. Outrigger’s OZONE conservation program encourages guests to become part of the solution by participating in marine conservation activities while on vacation.
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