Leisure Activities

Marine Discovery Centre

Located on the island, the Marine Discovery Centre works to enrich the guest experience through education, research and conservation of the marine environment. It is the base for pioneering research on manta rays and coral reefscaping, leading to knowledge that will help preserve these at-risk species. 

hours

Every day 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Led by a team of marine biologists from Male-based environmental consultancy, Seamarc Pvt. Ltd., activities in the conservation program guide guests through the alluring underwater world around the islands. Experience once-in-a-lifetime encounters with a variety of marine creatures while learning about their life and habitat, and even participate in some of the Resort's conservation projects.
 
Proceeds from all activities support the Resort's Green Fund conservation and marine research programs.

Activities for children

The Marine Discovery Centre's dedicated children’s section allows kids to immerse themselves in fun displays and a range of activities, including helping the marine biologists transplant coral frames, visiting the Fish Lab, and learning to snorkel in the Coral Garden amongst the work of the Reefscapers. A large touch tank offers opportunities to interact with sea cucumbers, starfish and crustaceans.

 

The area also introduces Kaku, Landaa’s resident journalist: a hermit crab that lives in the third hole on Landaa’s Palm Tree Road. As well as guiding film and language selections throughout the MDC, Kaku pens a nightly "Reef News" article about his adventures with his many reef and island friends.

2018 and 2019 Manta Hot Dates

 

Improve your chances of seeing manta rays during your stay at the Resort by planning your trip to coincide with the following key viewing dates, identified by our manta ray specialist as times when mass manta ray feeding sessions are most likely to occur.

2018

  • June 11 – 15
  • June 26 – 30
  • July 11 – 15
  • July 25 – 29
  • August 9 – 13
  • August 24 – 28
  • September 7 – 11
  • September 23 – 27
  • October 7 – 11
  • October 22– 26
  • November 5 –9
  • November 21 – 25

2019

  • June 1 – 5
  • June 15 – 19
  • July 1 – 5
  • July 15 – 19
  • July 30 – 31
  • August 1 – 3 
  • August 13 – 17 
  • August 28 – 31
  • September 12 – 16
  • September 26 – 30
  • October 12 – 16 
  • October 26 – 30
  • November 10 – 14