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The Nautilus Maldives Invites Guests on a Summer Adventure with the Ocean Discovery Week!

This summer, join The Nautilus Maldives for an unforgettable journey with diving experts Jeff and Sarah Milisen from Hawaii. Experience The Nautilus Ocean Discovery Week from July 24th to 31st, marking its exciting annual debut.

Ocean Discovery Week with Jeff Milisen

Jeff Milisen, a distinguished marine biology scientist and celebrated blackwater photographer, unveils the mysteries of nocturnal marine life. Renowned for his captivating imagery capturing elusive species, Jeff’s expertise has garnered international acclaim, including 14 prestigious contest wins. Dive professionals and scientists worldwide use Jeff’s book “A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawaii” for training. Complementing Jeff’s passion, Sarah Milisen, Director of Education at a 5-Star PADI Dive Center in Hawaii, channels her extensive in-water experience of 23 years into nurturing environmentally conscious ocean stewards.

Exciting Adventures Waiting to be Explored

During The Nautilus Ocean Discovery Week, guests can immerse themselves in the enchanting world of the ocean with guided night snorkelling and diving experiences. The guests are invited to explore the depths and discover the magic beneath the waves. Led by knowledgeable guides Jeff and Sarah, participants will delve into the captivating realm of nocturnal marine life. Guests will witness a mesmerizing display of fluorescent corals and the intricate patterns of nocturnal fish, offering a unique perspective on the underwater world after dark.

As part of the week’s activities, guests will also have the exclusive opportunity to embark on an excursion to Hanifaru Bay. This area holds renown as one of the world’s premier manta ray feeding grounds! Here, guests will have the exclusive opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring sight of these majestic creatures. Before venturing out on the private guided manta experience, guests will also have the privilege of learning from The Nautilus’s resident marine biologist, gaining insights into the fascinating behaviour and ecology of manta rays.

Exploring Beyond the Ocean

Guests can venture beyond the ocean’s embrace and indulge in a myriad of activities to suit every adventurer’s palate. From exhilarating water sports such as Seabob or E-foil expeditions to mindful and tranquil escapes at Solasta Spa. Here guests can experience unique in-water relaxation techniques including floating yoga, breathwork and meditation in the overwater pavilion, and water sound healing.

The resort is also inviting young wanderers and teens to participate in a marine biologist workshop. Additionally, there are Bubble Maker courses, an underwater treasure hunt, and a watercolour art workshop on offer. Participants can also enjoy a mocktail-making class and an engaging blackwater photo exhibition hosted by Jeff. Aspiring underwater photographers will have the exclusive opportunity to learn from Jeff, who generously shares his professional insights and techniques.

Gastronomic connoisseurs can indulge in a journey of flavour and sophistication unlike any other. The Nautilus’s award-winning culinary and mixology team will celebrate the theme with a tempting array of aqua-inspired cocktail creations and meticulously curated dining experiences.

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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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