SLOWLIFE Blog

Keep up-to-date with posts and interesting facts from our resorts.

Shark or Ray?

Here’s one interesting creature which has taken a liking to our lagoon. The Guitar Fish, or otherwise known as the Guitar Shark. The Guitarfishes scientific name is ‘Rhinobatis,’ which derived from the words ‘Rhinos’ meaning nose and ‘Batis’ …

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World Water Day

Yesterday, March 22, marked World Water Day. Did you know that 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water? And that by 2050, the number of people who live in severely water-scarce areas is could be 3 billion? To make matters …

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Earth Hour

To put things into context for you, the average height of the Maldives is only 4ft above sea level. Here in the Maldives we are incredibly vulnerable to the effects of Climate Change.  Last Saturday, March 24th saw the global celebration of …

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World Water Day – 2018

Yesterday, March 22, marked World Water Day. Did you know that 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water? And that by 2050, the number of people who live in severely water-scarce areas is could be 3 billion? To make matters …

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Coral Fluorescence

 Couple of days ago I had a visiting diving instructor ask me if I had ever seen the coral fluorescence. Confused, I asked him if he meant the plankton bioluminescence, only to have him repeat “coral fluorescence.” As you can already tell, I had …

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Don’t Throw it ‘Away’

Recently at Soneva Jani, we have been making a big push to educate people about the impacts of plastic in our ocean. Many people do not give a second thought when they throw their waste ‘away,’ but they often do not realise where ‘away’ is. More …

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Creatures of the Night

Night Snorkelling is one of the nicest and weirdest experience, which any avid snorkeller should once try. We get in the water as the sun is setting, when some of the creatures are getting ready to “disappear” for the night and some …

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Filefish

Nearly everything present on land has its marine version underwater. For example, cleaner fish stations and car wash stations, fireflies and bioluminescence plankton, turtles who are the gardeners of the ocean, and so many others! However, can …

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