Manta Festival 2018

The first ever Manta Festival of Maldives which was jointly organized by Manta Trust, Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll Council and Dharavandhoo Council was held on the island of Dharavandhoo on 24 November.
Hats off to all those involved in making this event a reality; 200+ students, , 12 schools, 1000+ visitors, presentations on environmental themes, competitions, over 12 resorts involved , with participation from dive schools and involvement of guest houses and many more helping hands summed up the event.
The Guest of honour of the Manta Festival 2018 was ex-Maldives President, Mr.Mohamed Nasheed and the festival was also attended by the newly appointed Minister for Environment Dr.Hussain Rasheed Hassan. President Nasheed, Minister Hassan, President of Baa Atoll Council Mr.Mabrook Naseer, Managing Director of Baa Atoll Conservation Fund Mr.Abdulla Shibau and Vice President of host island Council Mr. Ali addressed the gathering at the opening ceremony of the festival.
Prizes were also given away for the winners of the competions organized for the event which included art, potography and manta sculpture.
Baa Atoll Manta Festival 2018 was a huge success and it was indeed a great team effort by the organizers. Maldivian Manta Ray Project - Manta Trust , Biosphere Reserve Maldives.Baa Atoll, Four Seasons Resorts Maldives, Baa Atoll Council and Dharavandhoo Council.
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