Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa introduces Resident Marine Biologist & EarthCheck Coordinator, Arabella Willing
British-born Arabella Willing has been appointed Resident Marine
Biologist & EarthCheck Coordinator at Park Hyatt Maldives
Hadahaa, the Hyatt Group's first property in the
Indian Ocean. Alongside running the onsite five-star PADI dive
centre, Arabella offers weekly workshops and courses to measure
coral, identify marine life and estimate fish stock, in order to
educate guests, staff and locals on how to preserve, protect and
nurture the environment.
Located in one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world,
Hadahaa has one of the healthiest reefs - the abundance, diversity
and topography of the coral is therefore second-to none.
Beginners and experts have the opportunity to dive and snorkel
amidst these untouched reefs and discover the atoll's rich and
diverse marine life. There are over 125 endangered species
(including coral) in the atoll and all can be found off Hadahaa -
several species of stingray and sharks, critically endangered
Hawksbill Turtles and Napoleon Wrasse are frequently seen.
"As a seasoned snorkeler with years of training behind me in
both the waters of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, I believe
it means something when I judge the Hadahaa house reef to have
delivered the best snorkelling I have ever experienced". Arabella
Willing, Resident Marine Biologist and EarthCheck Coordinator at
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.
Arabella studied Marine Biology at St. Andrews University. Prior
to joining Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, she was a volunteer teacher
in the very north of the Maldives, educating some of the most
remote islands about sustainability, marine life and the effects of
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is proud to be the first resort in
the Maldives to follow EarthCheck certification standards for
construction and operations, and takes great care to minimise its
effect on the environment by energy saving techniques, water
conservation, solid waste management and community initiatives.
Arabella has also set up a 'Green Corner' for staff and all
employees are taught EarthCheck standards.
Follow Arabella's blog for regular updates: http://parkhyattmaldiveshadahaa.blogspot.com
or follow @Hadahaa on Twitter
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
Located deep in the heart of the second largest natural atoll in
the world, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is untouched, unspoilt and
authentic Maldives. 400 kilometres south of Male, the resort is
totally peaceful, completely idyllic and a pure paradise for those
exploring the stunning coral reef which rings the island. Formerly
operating as Alila Villas Hadahaa, the 50-villa hotel rebranded
earlier this year and re-launched as Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa in
April 2011 - the Hyatt Group's first property in the Indian Ocean.
More than 10 kilometres from the nearest inhabited island and only
a stone's throw from the Equator, Hadahaa is reminiscent of the
Maldives some fifty years ago and subsequently has one of the most
abundant and healthiest house reefs in the world.
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