Legendary Jean-Michel Cousteau returns to The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives announces Jean-Michel Cousteau’s return to the resort as a continuation of his Ambassadors of the Environment program and to provide a unique guest experience, from April 13th to 17th, 2024. 

The Marriott Bonvoy Moments offer two guests the chance to explore the ocean depths, guided by marine legend Cousteau. The package includes accommodations in a Beach Pool Villa, a marine biology presentation tailored for enthusiasts, and the resort cocktail hosted by Cousteau. Bidding will be open from February 10th, with the auction closing on March 23rd.

Cousteau will host several presentations focused on marine biology, connect with the Ambassadors of the Environment team to discuss future programming, host a resort cocktail hour, and conduct dives with guests including a coral regeneration session at the resort’s Beach Shack. Participants will actively contribute to the preservation of the underwater ecosystem by planting coral near the overwater villas. 

The open air cinema at the resort will showcase Jean-Michel Cousteau’s acclaimed film “Wonders of The Sea”, followed by an interactive Q&A session where participants can delve into his marine exploration and conservation efforts. The “Cities Under the Sea” snorkeling trip will provide guests with a thought-provoking panel discussion led by Cousteau, alongside marine biologists and representatives from the Ministry of Climate Change, Environment, and Energy. 

Cousteau will also interact with local school programs through the resort’s Community Footprints initiative, fostering environmental awareness and education. To conclude the week, guests will celebrate World Dolphin Day with a dolphin cruise, experiencing the sight of Maldivian dolphins in their natural habitat.