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Male’, Maldives, 27th March 2024 – This summer, The Nautilus Maldives invites guests to embark on an extraordinary journey into the sparkling seas, accompanied by renowned diving experts Jeff and Sarah Milisen from Hawaii. The Nautilus Ocean Discovery Week will take place from July 24th to 31st, marking the debut of this thrilling annual event.

Situated in the renowned Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, The Nautilus boasts over 40 dive sites teeming with remarkable marine life. Divers and snorkelers alike can immerse themselves in the tranquility of these waters, heightened by the captivating spectacle of the starlit sky. As daylight fades, guests can witness the ocean transform into a mesmerizing realm illuminated by bioluminescent organisms and the gentle glow of underwater torches.

Jeff Milisen, a distinguished marine biology scientist and celebrated blackwater photographer, will unveil the mysteries of nocturnal marine life. Renowned for his captivating imagery capturing elusive species, Jeff’s expertise has garnered international acclaim, including 14 prestigious contest wins. Complementing Jeff’s passion, Sarah Milisen, Director of Education at a 5-Star PADI Dive Center in Hawaii, channels her 23 years of in-water experience into nurturing environmentally conscious ocean stewards.

Throughout The Nautilus Ocean Discovery Week, guests will be invited to immerse themselves in the enchanting world of the ocean through guided night snorkeling and diving experiences. Led by knowledgeable guides Jeff and Sarah, participants will delve into the captivating realm of nocturnal marine life, witnessing fluorescent corals and intricate patterns of nocturnal fish.

As part of the week’s activities, guests will also have the exclusive opportunity to embark on an excursion to Hanifaru Bay, renowned as one of the world’s premier manta ray feeding grounds. Here, they can witness the awe-inspiring sight of these majestic creatures gliding through the water in their timeless and mesmerizing dance. Before venturing out on the private guided manta experience, guests will have the privilege of learning from The Nautilus’s resident marine biologist, gaining insights into the fascinating behavior and ecology of manta rays.

Beyond the ocean’s embrace, guests can indulge in a myriad of activities catering to every adventurer’s palate. From exhilarating water sports such as Seabob or E-foil expeditions to mindful and tranquil escapes at Solasta Spa, there’s something for everyone. Young adventurers can participate in marine biologist workshops, Bubble Maker courses, underwater treasure hunts, and more.

Gastronomic connoisseurs will be delighted by The Nautilus’s award-winning culinary and mixology team, celebrating the theme with a tantalizing array of aqua-inspired cocktail creations and meticulously curated dining experiences.

To secure your spot at the exclusive The Nautilus Ocean Discovery Week, a one-of-a-kind event unfolding once a year only, contact The Nautilus at [email protected] to reserve your ultra-luxe bohemian summer escape. For more information, visit

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