The 100,000th tourist of the Maldives since borders reopened on 15 July, Ms. Jasmin Burki, enjoys a diving holiday in Embudu Village, located in the South Male’ Atoll.

Along with her partner, Ms. Burki visited the Maldives from Switzerland for the holiday season, on an Emirates flight. Upon arrival, she was informed she was the 100,000th tourist by MMPRC and Maldives Immigration Officials and was congratulated with a small ceremony with special gifts.

Ms. Burki said, “It was a bit unexpected but we are delighted and feel honoured to have been selected as the 100,000th  guest. We got from the terminal to outside very quickly, it was a smooth process at the airport. We are very happy for being the lucky 100,000th guest, we were grateful for the gifts. From Embudu, we got a free room upgrade to a Water Villa, a special beach dinner, and a special cake. Thank you!” 

Ms. Burki chose to holiday at Embudu Village due to the resorts excellent reputation for scuba diving. “We wanted to do diving in the colourful house reef and [amongst the] rich marine life in Maldives. Embudu Village is one of the best dive attractions in Maldives,” she said.  

Embudu Villages’ dive school is operated by Diverland Maldives, one of the Maldives’ most experienced dive operators who have been taking guests diving since 1986. The resort is close to some of the country’s most famous dive sites, including Lion’s Head and  Wadoo Caves.  

Photo Credit: Embudu Village

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