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Dive & Seek with Nouf Alosaimi

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2022, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives is pleased to announce its new Dive & Seek package, a week long unique residency with Saudi Arabian PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Nouf Alosaimi.

Known for holding the record for the deepest technical dive by a Saudi woman, Nouf joins the island from March 7 until March 11 for a week of programming to honour women empowerment and lead exhilarating underwater exploration with some of the world’s most diverse marine life.

Born and raised in Taif, Saudi Arabia, Nouf completed her PADI Divemaster course in Jeddah before moving to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, where she spent three years as an underwater photographer and diving guide.

She proudly became an instructor in 2013 and has been training scuba diving enthusiasts since.

Nouf joins The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives to demonstrate how diving changed her life and how it can change others too.

Attendees can dive into several events throughout the week, starting with The Standard Talks: Meet Nouf Alosaimi at the Todis Bar, where Nouf will open up on her incredible journey as a female diver.

Nouf will also host two separate Standard Talks throughout the week both with Special Marine Trivia and Ocean Discovery.

All talks will give guests important information on The Maldives as a premier dive destination and open discussions on what creatures can be seen within the oceans and the important awareness of coral reefs.

The next morning, certified divers can join Nouf as she guides the International Women’s Day Dive (all genders welcome) to see the spectacular marine life and explore the wonders of the ocean.

Divers can expect to witness and swim alongside over 220 species of aquatic life, including grey sharks, eagle rays, tropical fish, turtles in the pristine house reef which is also home to 98 different types of magnificent coral.

Guided dives with Nouf will also be available both on 9 and 10 March.

The residency will finish with an exclusive Coral Planting Activity, a day of collecting broken pieces of coral, which will be carefully placed into coral frames and be placed in The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives’ Coral Garden.

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives Dive & Seek package will also ensure both guests receive dinner at Guduguda, their traditional Maldivian restaurant and a 60-minute DIY Hamman spa experience and 60-minute stress-relief diver’s massage with access to the spa and sauna, before heading home from
the island of paradise.

Price: Starts from £4,775 for 2 people – 6 days and 5 nights package
Dates: Booking is applicable for a minimum stay of five nights. Stays must fall over the 8th and 9th or the 9th and 10th of March for participation in at least 2 dives with Nouf

Dive & Seek Package includes:
* Full-board meal plan
* A bottle of alcoholic or non-alcoholic bubbles in villa upon arrival
* X2 dive trips with Nouf and resident divemaster, including equipment
* Scheduled dive trips: 8th 9th & 10th March 2022
* X1 60-minute DIY Hamman spa experience as per the wellness program schedule per stay
* X1 60-minute stress-relief diver’s massage to soothe and relax your body per stay
(recommended on the last day)
* X1 dinner at Guduguda, traditional Maldivian restaurant
* Access to Standard Talks sessions

Other Complimentary Amenities include:
* Use of snorkelling equipment
* 30-min daily kayak or stand-up paddleboards
* Access to gym, sports facilities, including tennis court and beach volleyball
* Access to the spa deck with pool and hammock bed
* Access to scheduled group yoga and wellness sessions
* Access to scheduled daily resort activities and entertainment

Standard International (The Standard Hotels)

Created in 1999, The Standard hotels are known for their taste-making clientele, their pioneering design, and their unrelenting un-standard-ness. With 7 hotels in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, most recently London and the Maldives, and the upcoming The Standard, Hua Hin and the Asia flagship, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon slated to open in early 2022 the goal of every Standard project – be it a hotel, a rooftop discotheque, or a magazine – is to defy conventions, up the aesthetic stakes, and deliver an experience that can only be had at The Standard.

The Standard’s irreverent and playful sensibility, combined with a careful consideration of design, detail and service, have established its reputation as a pioneer of hospitality, travel, dining, nightlife, and beyond.

Sansiri PLC, Thailand’s leading real estate developer made its first investment into Standard International in late November 2017, which increased over time, making Sansiri PLC the majority stakeholder.

www.standardhotels.com @thestandard

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives

Your Maldivian dreams are about to come true at The Standard’s first island escape. A short sea plane ride away from Male our oasis offers a unique blend of relaxation and social life, perfect for romantic escape or a getaway with everyone you know.

Whether you are relaxing in an overwater villa, floating in our lagoon, or settled on a pristine sandy beachfront, each of our 115 villas will feature their own private lounge deck and pool. Fill your days with snorkelling in our naturally protected house reef for diving deep on boat excursions through the local waters.

Physical activity not your thing? Relax in our indoor hydrotherapy oasis. The Standard Spa, complete with a communal hammam, an aroma steam, daily yoga, personal training and nine private treatment rooms to leave your body refreshed.

No Standard stay is ever complete without a night to remember; so, whether you are dancing to tribal beats at a beach bonfire or at our glass-bottom, overwater nightclub, the only thing that will end the fun is sunrise.

Rinse, repeat and book your island getaway at The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives.

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