Carpe Diem Maldives is a resort, cruise and dive operator that puts reef preservation first. Towards this purpose, they’ve announced a continued collaboration with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA.
Be a member of their Dive with a Purpose marine conservation programmes for 2019, and join the visiting scientists from Scripps as they research the effects of climate change on the underwater ecosystem. Plus, you’ll have the option to aid in reef cleaning to pick up unwanted Crown of Thorns starfishes. Cruises typically offer up to 3 dives a day to visit a cross section of reefs that were damaged in the 2014 coral bleaching, as well as healthy reefs with an abundance of marine life.
Each of the Dive with a Purpose safari cruises invites 16 guest divers to join with 4 marine scientists as they replicate the methodology of the classical field surveys Scripps undertake, using innovative imaging and data technologies to archive reefs digitally and watch how populations change through time.