Led by a resident marine biologist and run in close cooperation with Prodivers Maldives, Hurawalhi Marine Biology Center is there to share our passion for the ocean with you, and to further study the unique marine environment of which Hurawalhi is a part.
Beneath the soothing swaying of palm trees and steps away from some of the world’s most biodiverse natural terrain, there could hardly be a better place to stimulate your curiosity and wonder of the ocean.
The bustling underwater metropolis that awaits below the water surface around Hurawalhi is certainly well worth a visit. Lhaviyani Atoll is made up of a number of narrow and shallow channels that funnel the nutrient-rich water directly into Hurawalhi’s proximity, resulting in an incredible amount and variety of marine life. The island sits between two such channels and as a result is home to an abundance of sea life.
Currents, abundant sun and clear water provide aquarium-like conditions for over 2,000 species of fish and more than 200 species of coral. Crustacea and invertebrates are aplenty in the Maldives too.
It becomes apparent that magic lies in wait around every corner; Hurawalhi offers unforgettable experiences with the ocean’s toughest survivors – sea turtles, dolphins are known to throw dazzling performances, and guests can come up close and personal with Hurawalhi’s majestic manta rays and reef sharks.