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Meet the Team: Sanjay Nayek, Stewarding Supervisor at Meeru Island

There is plenty of talent to be found in Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Meeru’s culinary team can have exceptional individuals. Here at Meeru, we have been lucky enough to build a team that truly excels in the Food & Beverage department. For this month’s Meet the team, we are proud to present the long-serving, Sanjay Nayek – Stewarding Supervisor at Meeru.

Q: Tell us about yourself and what it is like to be a Stewarding Supervisor at the resort? How long have you been with the resort?

My name is Sanjay Nayek, working as the Stewarding Supervisor for 11 years

Q: Tell me a bit about yourself and your background, where are you from and where you have worked and how it has shaped you?

I am from Kolkata, West Bengal in India. Working in Meeru has given me the opportunity to learn new skills and interact with different nationalities.  With the knowledge that I have gained from my experience and through observations from my colleagues, I would say that it has changed my perspective from the time that I first came to the Maldives.  Training and kind words from my leaders have taught me a lot and I am happy to share this with the team working with me.

Q: How did you come to be in the Maldives? 

I applied to work in the Maldives because it is a beautiful country with great opportunities. It was just a dream before but now it has been 11 years and I would say I am still happy to work here in Meeru.

Q: What is your role and why did you decide to become a Stewarding Supervisor?

Stewarding Supervisor is a position responsible for maintaining all the back of house cleanliness and safety, especially in the food and beverage areas. Being a central part of the team who makes sure that HACCP standards are followed by ensuring the maintenance of equipment and scheduled thorough cleaning adhering to the principles, confirms that we are looking after the wellbeing of the guests and team alike and this is something to be proud of.

Image: Sanjay at the Meeru Cafe’

Q: What do you love most about the resort you work at?

Meeru is a beautiful island to be living in as a team member as there are a lot of facilities and activities. I enjoy the daily challenges in the work environment.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?

Playing Chess, Cricket, Billiards and going to the Gym are some of the things I do when not at work.

Q: What advice or motivational words can you give to your colleagues?

Respect others as you want others to respect you.  Different nationalities and cultures are together on the same island and Respect is very important to live a harmonious life in this lovely workplace. Also, understand the importance of the procedures in place and follow them without fail.

Q: What outlet or food on the menu will you recommend guests to try?

Meeru buffet has a wide selection of food catering to different menus from around the world.  The highlight is the food served during dinner time as there are different Themed nights at both Maalan and Farivalhu buffet restaurants.  My favourite is the Arabian Night which features famous dishes from the Middle East such as Samak Harra which is fillet fish in tomato and Harissa, shawarma, beef kofta, Maliya date cake and other tempting dishes to explore.

Meet the Team: Mohamed Nawaf, Housekeeping Coordinator at Meeru Island

There is plenty of talent to be found in Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Meeru’s housekeeping team have exceptional individuals. Here at Meeru, we have been lucky enough to build a team that truly excels. In our latest blog, let us introduce you to Nawaf, the housekeeping coordinator.

Q: Tell me about yourself and what it is like to be working as a housekeeping coordinator at the resort? How long have you been with the resort?

My name is Mohamed Nawaf Ali, 24 years old and working as a Housekeeping Coordinator. It has been 5 years since I started working in Meeru.

Q: Tell me a bit about yourself and your background. Where are you from and where you have worked and how it has shaped you?

I am from an island called Fuvahmulah on the south end of the Maldives. I accomplished my Primary education in Mohamed Jamaaludheen School and completed my Secondary education and my O’ Level at Gn. AEC Education Centre. After my studies, I started my work life at the age of 16 at a small shop as a cashier. I worked there for a month, and then I realized that this was not the life for me as I wanted to join the tourism industry. This motivated me to look for opportunities which led me to my current role.

Q: Why did you decide to become a housekeeping coordinator?

Among the jobs in tourism, my preference is to be in the Housekeeping department because that way I can meet the guests daily, chat with them (which they love) and get to know about different parts of the world. I started applying for jobs in resorts, and then finally, I got a job as a Room Boy at one of the resorts here in the Maldives. After working for 6 months I decided to resign and look for other opportunities, and Meeru opened its door for me. In 2016, I started as Room Attendant. I love the Meeru environment, and my colleagues and supervisors are very supportive.

Q: What do you love most about your work?

Being a Room Attendant for 4 years was a good experience, and I learned a lot. In 2021, I was promoted to housekeeping coordinator, and it was a dream come true and an opportunity that I will truly treasure. I enjoy interacting with different guests from different parts of the world. In addition, as a housekeeping Coordinator, I get to learn how to manage and organize things and deal with different kinds of people and scenarios. Providing excellent service and learning new things drive me to love my job.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?

I love playing football and working out at the Gym when I am not working.

Q: Which villa is your favourite and why?

My favourite villa in Meeru is the 300 Jacuzzi Water Villa side as these are the best rooms in the resort. These villas are situated near the infinity pool, where guests can chill. This is also the area where at the end of the jetty is a great spot to watch the stars or different kinds of fishes.

Meet the Team: Mohamed Ali, Chef De Partie at Meeru Island

There is plenty of talent to be found in Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Meeru’s culinary team can have their exceptional individuals. Here at Meeru, we have been lucky enough to build a team that truly excels in the kitchen. In our latest blog, let us introduce you to Ali, one of the teams’ chefs de parties.

In his current role, guests can find him at the buffet restaurants and serving on the yachts.

Q: Tell me about yourself and what it is like to be a Chef De Partie at the resort? How long have you been with the resort?
My name is Mohamed Ali, I am 50 years old and I have been working in Meeru for over 25 years.

Q: Tell me a bit about yourself and your background, where are you from and where you have worked and how it has shaped you?
I am from an island called Nolhivaranfaru in Haa Dhaalu Atoll. I started work as a crew member for a yacht called Hagern, before becoming a waiter onboard, then a kitchen helper and finally a Chef.

Q: Why did you decide to become a Chef De Partie?
I enjoyed my work as a kitchen helper and there was a position opened to become a Commis Chef and I took the opportunity. Then as I worked hard, I got promoted and now I am one of the Chef De Partie who enjoys cooking both for the staff and the guests of Meeru.

Q: What do you love most about the resort you work at?
I get to work on the Kamana, one of Meeru yachts as we go on excursions with guests which are very fun at the same time I get to prepare meals for guests of different nationalities.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?
In my free time, I enjoy talking with friends, playing football, fishing and snorkelling

Q: What is your favourite among the wide selection of food in the buffet?
I enjoy Maldivian food on the weekly Maldivian Theam Night and my favourite is Garudhiya (Maldivian Fish Broth) with Fried Fish a perfect combination eaten together with a variety of accompaniments and side dishes like thelulifay (fried drumstick leaves), boiled yam, fresh lime to name a few.

Q: What food on the menu will you recommend guests to try? Why?
Meeru guests should try the fish at the buffet and for a more extravagant evening to order the Maldivian lobster which is served with fresh vegetables mostly from the Meeru garden.

 

Meet the Team: Meeru’s Azheem System Administrator

Information technology plays a major role in this contently evolving world, therefore keeping up with the newest trends in this digital world is indeed very important.

For this month’s feature on Meet the Team, we decided to go around to have a word with one of the minds behind our information technology team Mr. Ismai Azheem Mohamed, System Administrator. Azheem as his colleagues calls him has dedicatedly worked in Meeru for 9 years.

In this digital world being one of the responsible person to upkeep the computer systems in Meeru and other CCR properties is a very challenging job.  I truly enjoy the work environment as every day is new day to learn and do better

Q: Tell me about yourself and what it is like to be a System Administrator at the resort? How long have you been with the resort?

Working in Meeru for a total of 9 years I would say that my job is very technical in all aspects. There is a torrent of new things to do with every passing minute, taunting you with various levels of urgency. The work I do has a very visceral and noticeable effect on the productivity of the people I serve be it the guests or my internal customers that are my colleagues.

Q: Tell me a bit about yourself and your background, where are you from and where you have worked and how it has shaped you?

I started working as an IT Trainee and later have been promoted to Junior Network Administrator. This work field is my passion and as I improve, Meeru has also compensated me with experience and promotion. In 2018, I was again promoted to Assistant Network Administrator and then as a Network Administrator.  After years of dedication I am currently the Systems Administrator at Meeru Island Resort and Spa.

While working, I pursued further studies and earned a Diploma in Information Technology back in 2015 and some other certifications related to IT, particularly in the hospitality industry. Learning and sharing my skills and knowledge to others is happiness.

Q: Why did you decide to become a System Administrator and how you come to be in the Maldives? 

A: Being a Systems Administrator is one part of my journey to grow forward with my career in the hospitality industry and this growing Technical field in this digital world.

Q: What do you love most about your work?

A: What I love about my job is every time I can help the team to do their jobs efficiently, less stressfully, and more effectively, it is the best feeling and to a great extent, why I do what I do.  And the fact that I do get to work with new technologies is heaven.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?

A: I enjoy gaming, reading and watching movies as part of my relaxation therapy to disconnect from work.

Q: What is your favourite sports, what sports do you play?

A: Football is my top favourite and in Meeru I am about to enjoy playing these sports with my colleagues.

 

Meet the Team: Nasheed, Meeru’s Housekeeping Supervisor

Meet the Team: Abdulla, Meeru's Housekeeping Supervisor

Meet the Meeru Team: Abdulla Nasheed

Meeru Island has created the ‘Meet the Meeru Team’ blog series to recognise the outstanding work of our team members and for our guests to have a chance to take a peek behind the scenes and get to know some of the faces who make us your favourite palm-fringed paradise in the Maldives. 

Originally from Kurinbi, one of the inhabited islands of Haa Dhaalu in Thiladhunmathi Atoll, Abdulla works as a Housekeeping Supervisor and has been with the resort since 2017.

Abdulla, Meeru's Housekeeping Supervisor

How do you describe yourself? 

I describe myself as a hardworking individual who always gives his best to accomplish all tasks. I can work under pressure well and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a calm and organised manner.

Can you share with us your journey with Meeru Island?  

I started my hospitality career at Meeru as a Gift Shop Assistant in 2017, and then I got promoted to the Housekeeping Coordinator role in 2019.  Now, I am working as the resort’s Housekeeping Supervisor. 

I have decided to take these moves because I believe that when life opens up opportunities for you, you either take them or stay afraid of not taking them. 

What do you like most about your job? 

What I love most about my job is that I get to meet many people with different personalities. I also enjoy the interaction with both our resort team and guests.

What do you do in your free time? 

I like to play football and watch movies in my spare time – these activities help me relax my mind after a long day at work. 

Of all the room categories at Meeru, what is your most favourite? 

Water Front Villa is my favourite category at Meeru Island. These villas are located on the beach, at the water’s edge, featuring a private sundeck and a spectacular view of the aquamarine lagoon.

Please share with us some of your career advice. 

When you are happy at work and love what you do, you can become excellent at your role. People who enjoy their jobs are more likely to be motivated, optimistic, and perform stellar work.

Additionally, every experience is significant and worth having and should be dealt with passion and enthusiasm. 


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Meet the Team: Trevin, Meeru’s Chef de Cuisine

Chef Trevin – Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Meet the Meeru Team: Trevin Gunasekera

The culinary experience is a highlight at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, and for many of our guests, it is one of the reasons they keep coming back to our palm-fringed paradise, year after year.

For this ‘Meet the Meeru Team’ blog series, meet Trevin GunasekeraMeeru’s Chef de Cuisine, one of our dedicated kitchen team members behind all the deliciousness on the island. 

Originally from Sri Lanka, Trevin works as a Chef de Cuisine at Asian Wok and has been with the property for over 14 years. 

He joined Meeru in 2007 as a Sushi Teppanyaki Chef and has had the opportunity to progress over the years. 

Chef Trevin – Meeru Island Maldives

Tell me about yourself. What is it like to be a chef at the resort? 

I decided to become a chef because I love cooking and seeing others enjoy the food I prepare for them.

Cooking makes me happy, and it has always been my dream to become a great chef. It is a fulfilling profession that allows me to learn new things every day.  When I serve meals to anyone, I always put in all my passion, love, and hard work.

How did you start your journey of becoming a chef? 

I started my career working in kitchens during my twenties. After finishing my training at a culinary school, I had the opportunity to work at ‘Mount Royal Beach Hotel’ in Sri Lanka. Later on, I joined Hilton Colombo and worked for the hotel’s Japanese Restaurant for 14 years. Thus, I brought all my culinary experiences with me here at Meeru Island. 

How did you come to be in the Maldives? 

Crown & Champa Resorts’ (management company of Meeru Island Resort & Spa) previous CEO used to be a regular customer at Hilton Colombo. I used to serve him with his guests, and he was the one who opened the doors for me to where I am at Meeru now.

What do you love most about working at Meeru Island? 

Working at Meeru is excellent. The management looks after all employees well by providing great recreational facilities and staff accommodation. I particularly love the staff swimming pool and gym. Additionally, we are like a big family here, and it gives me a good feeling, especially when you are away from home.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your free time?

I enjoy going to the gym, listening to great music, watching movies, and chatting with friends.

What is your favourite dining option amongst the wide selection of culinary offerings at the resort? 

I like the Teppanyaki dining experience at Asian Wok. It is where our chefs grill, flip, and cook an assort of seafood, meats, and vegetables on a flaming table right in front of guests – it is like a live cooking show but in true Japanese style! 

What culinary experience will you recommend guests to try? 

I recommend that they try our special dinners at the Asian Wok beach, such as the Seafood & Lobster, BBQ, and Full Moon. Guests can enjoy a delectable array of food according to their own liking, tastes, and preferences.  

To learn more about our dining experiences, you may visit Dining at Meeru Island Resort & Spa » 

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Meet the Team: Saeed, Meeru’s Senior F&B Supervisor

Meet the Meeru Team: Mohamed Saeed 

Eat, drink, chill, and repeat – this may sound too cliché, but a perfect summary of a typical guest holiday experience here at Meeru Island.

For this ‘Meet the Meeru Team’ blog series, meet Mohamed Saeed, Meeru’s Senior Food & Beverage Supervisor, one of our dedicated F&B team members behind all the ‘eat, drink, chill, and repeat’ moments here in our palm-fringed paradise. 

Originally from Hithadoo, Addu City (South of Maldives), Saeed works as a Senior F&B Supervisor at Meeru Island Resort & Spa and has been with the property for over 12 years. 

He joined Meeru in 2009, and over the years, he has had the opportunity to progress from being a waiter to F&B supervisor, and now, as a senior F&B supervisor. 

In his current role, he is responsible for ensuring that guests’ food and beverage expectations are being met. He also supervises all things related to dining experiences, including quality control, health and safety regulations, and staff management.

Meet the Meeru Team - Mr Mohamed Saeed

 

Why did you decide to become a Food & Beverage professional? 

It is a fulfilling job, especially when I see guests happy about their vacation experience. Perhaps they come to Meeru Island for a relaxing break to enjoy their time away from the stresses of daily life – and I need to ensure that they are having a lovely holiday and leave feeling rested and happy. 

What do you like most about working at Meeru Island? 

Meeru is one of the largest resorts in the Maldives, with a range of accommodations, including beach and over-the-water villas, upscale facilities, and lots of things to do in the Maldives for guests. 

As a Meeru team member, I enjoy the staff sports facilities where I can play with my colleagues after-work or on our days off. Additionally, we are like one big family here, and it is an amazing feeling, especially when you are away from your family back home. 

What hobbies do you enjoy in your free time? 

I have a keen interest in agriculture. I also enjoy reading and watching local and international news. 

What is your favourite bar on the island? 

Dhoni Bar is my favourite drinking spot since I have worked at this bar for a long time. It is located at the heart of the island, offering so much fun for holidaymakers of all ages. Families, couples, and groups of friends come here not only to drink and chill but also to enjoy breathtaking sunset views. 

What particular beverage do you recommend guests to sample? 

A lot of our guests speak highly of ‘Meeru Iced Coffee’. You can never find this taste anywhere in this world. It is just so delicious that it makes guests come back to Meeru for more. 


To learn more about our dining experiences, you may visit Dining at Meeru Island Resort & Spa » 

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Meet the Team: Meeru’s Commis Chef Parvisha

Meeru Team - Parvisha

Meet the Meeru Team: Parvisha 

For this ‘Meet the Meeru Team’ blog series, we ventured down into the kitchen and waited for a moment so that we could catch up with Parvisha. 

Originally from India, Parvisha works as a Commis Chef at Meeru Island Resort & Spa and has been with the property for three years. 

She holds a Diploma in Hotel Management and enjoys working in the kitchen and learning new and exciting things about her profession.

In her current role, she assists in the food preparation process, helps with deliveries and restocking, and contributes to maintaining kitchen and food safety standards. 

Like all of the team members at Meeru Island, Parvisha’s contributions to guest satisfaction do not go unnoticed.

Meeru Maldives Team - Parvisha
Image: Parvisha at the live pasta station at the family-friendly Farivalhu Restaurant 

Why did you decide to become a chef? 

I found my calling to cuisine at a young age. It was a childhood hobby that has turned into a fulfilling career, and I am truly passionate about it. 

What was the journey that led you to work at Meeru?

After completing my college course, I applied for the internship programme here at Meeru Island. I trained for six months in 2017, and I was selected as a permanent staff and given the opportunity to work as a Commis III Chef. 

What do you love most about your work?

It is a privilege to work in the Maldives for several reasons, including the culture, beaches, and tropical beauty – it’s like heaven on Earth! 

At Meeru, I enjoy doing various tasks, especially when catering to guests’ needs and requirements, working with people with a positive mindset, and working for a company that cares for its employees.

What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?

I love listening to music, dancing, and painting. I also enjoy gardening. In fact, I have a mini garden just right in front of my room! 

What is your favourite among the wide selection of food in the buffet? 

I do have a lot of favourites. I love omelettes, pasta, and hot dishes that are prepared and cooked fresh. 

When I am at the live cooking station, I love interacting with guests and serving them these food items according to their tastes and liking. It gives me joy, especially when they come back and share their feedback on how they enjoy the food. 

What food on the menu do you recommend guests to try? 

That’s easy – fresh seafood that we have in the buffets daily. At Meeru, we serve freshly caught, locally sourced fish from fishers from the nearby islands. 

Additionally, the meat selections at the live cooking station which are grilled as per guests’ requests and preferences.


We hope you get a chance to see Parvisha in action soon and taste her dishes. Furthermore, we look forward to introducing you to even more members of our team here at Meeru Island Resort & Spa over the coming months.

To learn more about our dining experiences, you may visit Dining at Meeru Island Resort & Spa » 

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Meet the Team: Aroofa, Meeru’s Front of House Supervisor 

Meet the Meeru Team - Aroofa

Meet the Meeru Team: Fathimath Aroofa

In our palm-fringed paradise here at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, we are so grateful to have many amazing colleagues working with us day after day to ensure that we are able to provide guests with a safe and beautiful holiday experience in the Maldives.

We want to take a moment this month to shine a spotlight on one of those amazing team members that has shown what it means to be a great Meeru team member. 

Meet Aroofa, Meeru’s Front of House Supervisor 

Born and raised in the Maldives, Fathimath Aroofa works as a Front of House Supervisor at Meeru Island and has been with the resort since 2017.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management and enjoys meeting new people and helping them craft a wonderful holiday experience.

Always motivated and up for new challenges, Aroofa is passionate about hospitality and eager to learn new things to grow and advance her career within the industry.

In her current role, she supervises and coordinates the entire Front of House team, ensures guests receive the warmest possible welcome, and that service runs smoothly.

We sat down with Aroofa for a chat to learn more about her experience and received some insightful tips that, especially those of you who are coming to Meeru Island for the first time, will appreciate.

Aroofa Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives

What is it like to be a Front of House Supervisor and how long have you been working at the resort?

As a Front of House Supervisor, I enjoy working with my colleagues from different nationalities and learning their cultures. Leading the team, providing excellent customer service, and overseeing day-to-day activities are my primary responsibilities.

I have been with Meeru Island Resort & Spa for already three years and eight months.

Why did you decide to become a Front of House Supervisor?

To become a Front of House Supervisor is a part of my journey to grow forward with my career in the hospitality industry.

What do you love most about your work?

What I love most about my work are my colleagues and the work environment. Additionally, I enjoy working with people and assisting them with their concerns to make their holiday experience feel like ‘a home away from home’.

What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?

In my free time, I enjoy diving, hanging out with friends, and watching movies.

What extraordinary experiences should guests embark on when holidaying at Meeru Island Resort & Spa? 

There is a wide range of spectacular experiences to be had at Meeru Island. I recommend diving with mantas and turtles and going on full-day snorkelling trips and sandbank excursions.

On the one hand, candle-lit beach dinners are perfect for couples seeking intimate time together alongside delightful cuisine. 

What advice or motivational words can you give to those who want to work in Front of House?

“Quality is never an accident. It is always a result of an intelligent effort.” – John Ruski


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Meeru Team Recommends: Night Scuba Diving In The Maldives

A Night Dive To A Shipwreck

“It’s a whole new perspective of the underwater world.”

– Hassan Nazeeh (10/05/2021) –

Night scuba diving is a wonderful experience and a relatively hidden gem of activity at Meeru Island, which most divers can enjoy. The dive team selects different locations around Meeru for night dives, and I had the opportunity to explore a shallow shipwreck.

The dive spot for the day was the shipwreck, conveniently located 15 minutes boat ride from the island. 10 May 2021 was a beautiful evening when we set sail from the Meeru jetty into the direction of the sunset while the sun was still blazing down the ocean and illuminating the water. Our dive instructor Marc Vermaas from Euro-Divers Meeru Island gave us a briefing on the dive during the boat ride.

The sun was about to set when the dive was planned out, and mandatory dive briefs complied. With much excitement, all the divers put on their dive gear with the help of the boat crew. We then jumped into the ocean with our torches switched on.

 

We jumped into the ocean, and our dive instructor Marc gave the signal to go down and guided the team to swim down towards the shipwreck. The shipwreck at night was even more awe-inspiring. I felt like being in a museum at night with all the history that is sunken with it.

Marc started to swim around and showed small yet magnificent marine life and mollusc, including the colourful nudibranchs, pufferfish, and parrotfish laying comfortably in the ship’s compartments, ready to dose off to sleep. Starting from the ship’s propellers to the cargo compartment, we explored the ship’s depths. Laying underneath the hull, we found parrotfish, lionfish, and eels.

Swiping the ship to the top of the mast took around 45 minutes of the total dive time, and the air on the tank was more than enough to do the safety stops of 3 minutes. The boat crew lit up additional lights from the boat into the sea, making it easy to find the spot to ascend to the surface.

 

While we were still undersea at a depth of the 5-meter safety stop, there was another underwater show that left us more in awe. All the divers had to turn off the torch lights and wave their hands in the water to stir it in the pitch-dark of the ocean. The hand movement caused the bio-luminous planktons to light up like stars and spiral around like the night sky lit up by a galaxy.

After the underwater starry-night show courtesy of plankton, we ascended to the surface to be greeted by the warm fresh, salty breeze and a star-studded night sky. The boat crew assisted us as we climbed up the boat’s ladder with the equipment. To warm up from the dive, we had hot tea, coffee, and fruit.

As the divers shared their experience of the night, Marc, our dive instructor, logged down our experiences, time, depth, and air left from the night dive while the boat started sailing back towards Meeru. To me, it was bliss lying on the ship, in the breeze, on a starry night. We watched the well-lit marina of Meeru and the warm lights from the Kakuni Bar – a welcoming sight as we drew near the island. The excursion team reached the island right in time for dinner.

 

[Related: Dive Calendar For Scuba And Snorkeling Around Meeru Island, Maldives » ]

Night Dive Tips:

🤿 The first step to prepare for the night dive is to check and assemble all the dive equipment on the boat before leaving for the dive spot. A ‘buddy’ check is also important at the start of the journey to ensure a safe and fun dive.

🤿 An essential part of diving is to always know the location and what to expect from the night dive. Before the dive commences, it is important to receive general information about the dive site. Night dives differ from day dives, where a torch is needed and where the underwater sign language is different.

Parrotfish Fun Facts:
Every night, the Bicolor Parrotfish have often been seen envelope themselves in a transparent cocoon made of mucous secreted from an organ on their head. This secret bag masks their scent, making them harder for nocturnal predators, like moray eels, to find.

Night dive at Meeru is a guided dive by Euro-Divers Meeru.
The dive is USD 135* per person & is a 2-hour excursion.
Includes Single Dive, Full Diving Equipment, Underwater Torch, Single Boat Fee, Tea/Coffee, Fruits & Water on board.
Suitable for certified Open Water Diver and above with no previous night dive experience required.
Maximum: 8 persons. The minimum age is 12, and children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Optional: Fluorescent night dive, Underwater Camera rental, Night snorkeling

*Prices are correct at the time of publication and subject to change.

The Author:
Hassan Nazeeh is the Assistant Sales & Marketing Manager of Meeru Island Resort & Spa. A Maldivian, he has great respect and is awe-inspired by the ocean and the marine life of the Maldives. He is an avid diver and enjoys his time off at the resort diving, participating in reef cleaning, and monitoring the health of Meeru’s coral garden.

Photo Credit: Marc Vermaas, Euro-Divers and Euro-Divers Meeru Island


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