Keeping Hadahaa’s House Reef Special

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From its inception, environmental and socially sustainable initiatives have been an integral part of our operational culture. Being in a pristine environment, the team at the resort constantly strives in cultivating the value of eco-consciousness and improving its day-to-day sustainability practices. We continue to strive that with these actions, we help to conserve our house reef.

 

·         The island went through an extensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), reducing possible negative impacts

 

·         The first structures built were two jetties to get building materials on the island without having to dig channels into the reef

 

·         This helped preserve the reef, therefore sustaining the rich marine life – one of the highlights for guests when they visit the resort

 

·         Hadahaa’s reef is home to resident turtles, black tip reef sharks, barracudas, spotted eagle rays and many species of fish including the Maldivian anemone fish, parrot fish, lion fish, powder blue surgeon fish, black saddle grouper, giant calms and much more

 

·         Many species of sharks swim in Hadahaa’s waters, which is very important as having top predators in the house reef ensures that our ecosystem stays on balance

 

·         Hadahaa’s house reef is continuously watched to prevent fishing activities and has proven to be a refuge for many highly commercial species such as groupers, tunas, jacks, octopi, lobsters and even sea cucumbers

 

·         Hadahaa island is surrounded by a 360° reef, therefore naturally protecting our beach from erosion

 

·         The beach is all natural and we do not pump sand from the seabed

 

·         Motorized water sports are also not permitted on the island, to protect and sustain the pristine waters, corals and marine life

 

·         Blue Journeys, the resort’s Dive and Activity Center, organizes complimentary weekly Go Deeper talks for guests, sharing different topics about the house reef, formation of the atolls and islands, and more

 

·         Prior to any snorkeling or diving activity, guests are briefed by Blue Journeys on the do’s and don’ts when in the water as well as the proper way to swim so that corals are not damaged by fins

 

·         Guests are also advised not to touch or collect any coral and marine life. Feeding of fish on the house reef is also not permitted in order to maintain the natural behavior of the fishes

 

·         Bi-weekly house reef cleanup and removal of threating species for the coral reef, such as the corallivorous Crown of Thorns sea star and the Drupella sea snail

 

·         Whenever possible, it is shared with guests that common sun blocks normally contain Oxybenzone or Octinoxate, toxic chemicals that bleach corals and reduce their growth. Alternatives to harmful sun blocks are UV protection clothes such as rash guards or sunscreens that have physical UV filters, like Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide

 

·         Coral reef monitoring following the Australian program, Coral Watch, is done on a monthly basis

 

 

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