Dive Butler’s resident Marine Biologist offers unsurpassable insight into the incredible underwater world of the North Malé Atoll that surrounds Patina Maldives. All marine biologist-led activities are designed to help further the understanding of some of the key features of this complex eco-system, allowing you to appreciate the reasons why your choice of destination is so unique, and also why it’s crucial we protect it.
Our marine bio program offers a holistic approach to marine biology with a strong focus on citizen science and an open sharing platform, so that various organizations such as Marine Mega Fauna, Parley, One Drop Foundation, Seakeepers Society, and Ports of Cause can contribute and partake in our conservation efforts. This is the perfect complement to our “Visiting Heroes” whom we host regularly at Amilla.
We regularly host visiting aquatic and marine “Heroes” that offer specialized courses workshops, discussions and activities in a variety of fields including diving, marine biology, water sports, free diving, photography, sustainability, and conservation. Our heroes are here to enhance your holiday, by creating
special once in- a-lifetime experiences and memories that will last for years to come.
We currently collaborate with MantaMatcher, TurtleWatch and the Olive Ridley Project, ongoing open platforms focused on manta ray & turtle research across the Maldives and the world. We offer the opportunity for you to join our marine biologist on an exciting adventure to swim with these increidble creatures in their natural environment at nearby reefs and lagoons. Your adventure begins with an in-depth briefing from our biologists, a lesson on how to ID the species, and a discussion on the threats they face and how we can help to protect them. By sharing your photos with us, you will contribute to our ever-growing database of turtles & manta rays, which is in turn used to help global conservation efforts.
“AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURAL WORLD AND WHAT’S IN IT IS A SOURCE OF NOT ONLY GREAT CURIOSITY BUT GREAT FULFILLMENT.”