We are delighted to announce the latest addition to our Six Senses property, which will be celebrated by all ocean lovers. It is the opening last March of the Sea Hub for Environmental Learning in Laamu (SHELL), a centre dedicated to science, marine conservation and environmental education integrated into the resort itself, reaffirming its commitment to sustainability.
Relying on the new technologies of virtual reality and augmented reality, this innovative multi-purpose space offers immersive experiences to its visitors and contributes, through education, to the protection of the oceans and their natural environment in the atoll.
“SHELL is located on one of the resort’s beaches and has an exhibition gallery, offices, a marine laboratory, a cinema and a children’s area. It is also the headquarters of the Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI), an initiative where the hotel’s marine biologists and several NGO partners (The Manta Trust, Blue Marine Foundation and Olive Ridley Project) collaborate.
In the central exhibition space, visitors can explore the colourful and vibrant local marine life through activities and presentations related to the MUI team’s research. SHELL is also expected to host world-class researchers, furthering its goal of promoting sustainable resource management in Laamu.
The establishment of this centre has been a major milestone for the hotel property, being one of its most desired projects. The aim is to inspire all our guests to have the utmost respect for the oceans, embodying the thoughts of environmentalist Baba Dioum, who states: “In the end, we will only conserve what we love; we will only love what we understand; and we will only understand what we are taught”. This is why the role of this centre is vital, if we really want new generations to preserve marine ecosystems and their immense wealth.
Under this extraordinary vision, our unique Maldives hotel concept is combined with a passion for ocean conservation and education. SHELL represents a milestone in Six Senses Laamu’s journey to protect the unique legacy of this magical enclave.
We at Oahsis Consulting are convinced that your guests will appreciate this commitment in a very special way.
If you would like to know more about this brilliant project, please do not hesitate to contact our team in Madrid.
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