Fushifaru Maldives, nestled between a national Marine Protected Area and three of the Maldives’ most iconic dive sites, has implemented a coral planting program where broken pieces of coral are restored by attaching them onto frames. These are then allowed to blossom and create new homes for the diverse marine life in Fushifaru lagoon.
This coral regeneration program is implemented by diving centre Best Dives Maldives, together with the Coral Doctors, a team of divers and aquarists with the scientific support from the German Oceanographic Museum of Stralsund, in all its partner resorts (Fushifaru Maldives, Jumeirah Vittaveli, Outrigger Konotta Maldives, Centara Ras fushi, Centara Grand, Crossroads Maldives and LUX* North Male` Atoll).
The main goal of the project is to propagate the growth of corals through replanting using different methods. Through this program it is hoped to create an authentic reef habitat which can help to enrich and develop the natural reefs on the island. Guests are more than welcome to help the resort replant the coral fragments and get the chance to witness the growth of a new coral garden.
This is one of the many green initiatives by the luxury resort. With ocean temperatures rising in Maldives, many corals die and are bleached as a result of the warmness of the water. Through replanting broken corals, Fushifaru Maldives hopes to strengthen the corals in their lagoon by giving them an opportunity to live.
On December 2019, Fushifaru went green with the ‘Waste Management’ policy, which focus on efficient and eco-friendly ways to manage the waste on the island. Glass, plastics, cardboard, wood and wet waste such as food, flowers and other decomposable waste all were separated and disposed of in their assigned bins. The ‘0 single-use plastic’ policy aims to completely ban single-use plastics on the island.