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Male’, Maldives, 5th March 2024 – Nova Maldives proudly welcomes a female PADI Course Director and diving enthusiast to its serene shores for a two-day scuba and snorkeling event in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Nestled in the renowned South Ari Atoll, Nova offers a laid-back, eco-friendly island experience where guests can reconnect with themselves, each other, and nature amidst a soft-luxury setting. Surrounded by a vibrant marine ecosystem, Nova is renowned for its exceptional marine experiences, including year-round whale shark sightings – one of the only places in the world to hold this special claim, and over 30 points to spot majestic manta rays. Nova is committed to preserving its waters and the gentle giants within them, through education and conservation efforts, proudly partnering with the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme, and holding Responsible Manta Operator accreditation. Their ongoing coral frame sponsorship program allows guests to plant their own coral and watch as it grows.

As the first female PADI Course Director in the Maldives and owner of Moodhu Bulhaa Dive Centre on Villingili Island, Zoona Naseem brings her expertise and passion for diving to the soulful Nova island resort. A trailblazer in the global diving community, Zoona is dedicated to empowering women in the tourism and diving industries, inspiring young people to explore the wonders of the underwater world.

Nova’s empowering event promises an exciting lineup of activities, including guided dives for beginners and advanced divers alike, snorkeling in the resort’s beautiful, surrounding house reef, and an insightful presentation on Zoona’s diving journey. Guests will have the unique opportunity to learn from Zoona firsthand, with novices experiencing a complimentary trial dive ‘bubblemaker’ session in Nova’s shallow lagoon. Additionally, discounted rates and course credits are available for Discover Scuba Diving courses and entry-level scuba diving courses.

During this special event, guests have the chance to win a complimentary Open Water Course for two, and even the Nova soulmates, as Nova’s team members are called, can win one course. Additionally, participants will receive discounts and credits for Open Water or Scuba Diver courses.

To further enhance the Nova experience, the island resort is offering a 40% discount for direct bookings made via their website during this period, with a starting price of $1,262 inclusive of all taxes and green tax on Full Board Basis and $1,498 inclusive of all taxes and green tax on All-Inclusive basis. Direct bookings also offer 15% off selected water sports, spa treatments, complimentary snorkeling gear, and daily sunrise yoga.

Join us at Nova as we celebrate empowerment, dive into adventure, and embrace the beauty of our marine paradise alongside the inspiring Zoona Naseem.

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