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Night Diving + Underwater Photography at The Nautilus Maldives

Ultra-luxury private island resort The Nautilus Maldives has announced its inaugural Ocean Discovery Week, taking place from July 24th to 31st, 2024, with renowned diving experts Jeff and Sarah Milisen. Timed to peak Manta Ray season in the Maldives, the week pairs luxury hospitality with once-in-a-lifetime underwater experiences, including night diving and underwater photography in the waters of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Hanifaru Bay.

  • Jeff Milisen is a distinguished marine biology scientist and celebrated blackwater photographer. His expertise in capturing elusive nocturnal species has earned international acclaim, including 14 major contest wins.
  • Sarah Milisen is the Director of Education at a prestigious 5-Star PADI Dive Center in Hawaii, with over 23 years of extensive in-water experience nurturing environmentally conscious ocean stewards.

The week includes:

  • Night diving and snorkelling led by Jeff and Sarah Milisen
  • Manta ray excursion to Hanifaru Bay
  • Talks on Maldivian marine life and ecosystems with The Nautilus’s resident marine biologist
  • Water sports including Seabobs and E-foils
  • Underwater photography workshops with Jeff Milisen
  • Blackwater photography exhibition by Jeff Milisen
  • Childrens activities: Marine biology workshops; Underwater treasure hunts; Watercolour art classes
  • Spa treatments
  • Ocean inspired dining experiences

The Nautilus Maldives is a luxury private island resort in the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Known for its exclusive and intimate atmosphere, it features just 26 beach and ocean houses, each offering a high level of privacy and personalization. Guests at The Nautilus enjoy a range of bespoke services including a dedicated butler, unscripted dining with no fixed meal times, and unique experiences tailored to individual preferences.

The resort emphasizes a “time stands still” concept where guests can enjoy activities and dining without the constraints of schedules. Facilities include a spa, fitness center, various water sports, and three gourmet restaurants offering a blend of global cuisines. Families are also catered for, with complimentary stays for two children under 12 years old, including meals from the kids’ menu.

The Nautilus Maldives is highly rated for its excellent service, comfort, and location, making it a popular choice for both families and couples seeking a secluded luxury experience in the Maldives.