10To10 – Rannamaari Wreck’s 20th Anniversary
This year, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru are proud to announce the biggest diving event of 2019, the 20th Anniversary of the Rannamaari Shipwreck! This event aims to create a delightfully educational experience to all participants and spread awareness of the importance of conserving marine life in the Maldives.
The Rannamaari wreck was previously used as a dredging ship on a nearby island and was towed to Angsana Ihuru in 1999 to be used as an artificial reef. However, the ship sank “mysteriously” several days before the planned event and has since become a home for thousands of sea creatures and corals at a depth of 28 metres. A plethora of marine life frequents the vibrant coral reef surrounding the resort island, including giant moray eels, scorpion fish, stingrays, eagle rays, manta rays, batfish, nurse sharks, big jack fish, and sea turtles.
Banyan Tree and Angsana are strongly dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of its’ environment, and the resorts strongly believe that every guest that arrives on its sandy shores both leaves with lasting memories and a better understanding of the importance of natural conservation. Guests can expect a live streaming of our 10TO10 dive event from the sapphire depths of the waters around Angsana Ihuru, as our experienced dive instructors and up to a 100 adventurous guests explore the imposing Rannamaari Shipwreck.
With a plethora of activities such as traditional Bodu-Beru, marine conservation activities, food and entertainment, there’s something for everyone at the 20th Anniversary of the Rannamaari Shipwreck!
To commemorate this event and to truly give divers the experience of a lift time, Angsana Ihuru will also be releasing an unlimited dive package for the duration of the event.
For enquiries, please contact T: +960 665 8265 or E: [email protected]
About Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
The Banyan Tree Group is a leading international operator and developer of premium resorts, hotels, residences and spas, with a collection of award-winning brands. Banyan Tree offers a Sanctuary to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in awe-inspiring locations around the globe. Rediscover the romance of travel as you journey to iconic destinations where authentic, memorable experiences await. Angsana brings the adventure back into travel whatever your age or reason to visit. Intertwining local chic and a vibrant fun-filled atmosphere, Angsana offers amazing destination playgrounds across the world. Cassia is a bold new proposition in the extended stay sector, offering stylish, cutting edge hotel residences for holidays and business travel. It offers incredible choice for families, friends and couples. Dhawa is a casual and contemporary full-service hotel that fuses imaginative design, absolute comfort and seamless technology into a single stay experience. It curates a plethora of choices to achieve a truly customised stay.
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
North Male’ Atoll
Republic of Maldives
+960 664 8265