Save the Beach Maldives, in Association with local NGO Gemana and Villimale’ dive centre, Nine Star Diving, hosted a Reef Check training session this weekend. Starting from 9 am onwards on Friday 27 Feb 2015 the sessions included classroom and assessment time. On Saturday, the sessions focused on assessments and mock surveying.
All participants passed with excellence and are now certified Eco Divers. This training was conducted in order to carry out Reef Check at Villimale’ reefs. Reef Check will be conducted in Villimale’ regularly.
The Reef Monitoring and Rehabilitation Programme of Save the Beach Maldives is currently in full swing and the Reef Check trainings are part of the programme. Also part of the programme is the all mega coral planting event, ONE NATION CORAL REVIVAL, to be held on 5th & 6th of June this year. Preparations are being made as large numbers are anticipated with the participation of local celebrities and prominent members of society.