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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo - Marine expertise

Marine expertise

Doctor Sonia Valladares is our passionate resident Marine Biologist with over ten years’ experience of research studies and diving to call on. Her specialism lies in marine life, marine ecology and endangered species. She has contributed to coral reef conservation and research projects in the Maldives since 2016, including sea turtle and manta ray identification. She gives educational presentations and connects guests directly with the marine environment through daily snorkelling trips. When staying with us, you are invited to participate in her coral growth and seawater monitoring projects. It is your invitation to discover and understand one of mother nature’s most beautiful masterpieces.