Luxury Summer Adventure: Ocean Discovery Week at The Nautilus Maldives
31 March 2024
Shama Rashid

Travel Consultant

Luxury Summer Adventure: Ocean Discovery Week at The Nautilus Maldives

This summer, The Nautilus Maldives invites all seeking a luxury adventure to explore the wonders of the ocean. This year’s Ocean Discovery Week is set to take place from July 24th to 31st. 

A marine wonderland

This brand-new yearly event pairs the resort’s ultra-luxury hospitality with once-in-a-lifetime underwater experiences. Located in the renowned Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, The Nautilus boasts over 40 dive sites where guests can explore the stunning marine world. During Ocean Discovery Week, guests can enjoy a guided diving and snorkelling program led by oceanic experts Jeff and Sarah Milisen from Hawaii. From swimming with manta rays at Hanifaru Bay to snorkelling after the sun sets, enchanting spectacles await you. Adventurers can take part in an extraordinary exploration as they watch the underwater world illuminated by bioluminescent organisms under the starry sky.

Guided by experts

Jeff Milisen, leading the expedition along with Sarah Milisen, is a well-known blackwater photographer and a respected marine biologist. His extraordinary photographs capture secretive animals in stunning settings. In addition to his many accolades, Jeff also published "A Field Guide to Blackwater Diving in Hawaii" in 2020, which is now used globally in diving professional and scientific training. Along with him, Sarah Milisen, the Director of Education at a 5-Star PADI Dive Center in Hawaii, uses her 23 years of vast in-water expertise to nurture environmentally conscious ocean stewards.

Beyond ocean adventures

In addition to the marine explorations, a variety of aquatic and leisure activities await guests at The Nautilus Maldives. From water sports to educational workshops, exceptional culinary delights inspired by the ocean to curated spa treatments. You can experience unique in-water relaxation techniques including floating yoga, breathwork and meditation in the overwater pavilion, and water sound healing. For the little ones, the resort has prepared Bubblemaker courses with an underwater treasure hunt and a watercolour art workshop. Guests can also join a mocktail-making class and the exclusive underwater photography workshop Jeff Milisen. For ocean lovers, it is the perfect opportunity to enrich their understanding and appreciation of marine life.

The Nautilus Maldives presents an ultra-lux getaway offering a holistic summer escape. With carefully curated experiences catering to both adventurous spirits and those seeking serenity, it’s the perfect summer vacation. Begin planning your getaway now to book your spot on the exclusive private island this summer!