Philantourism in the Maldives

With its sugar-white sand beaches, luxurious resorts and dreamy dive sites, it’s no surprise that the Maldives is a top destination for a Robinson Crusoe-style getaway. This serene paradise has been enticing travellers since the early 1970s, and today tourism is the country’s main source of income. However, not all locals directly benefit from the industry and many bear the burden of issues like waste disposal, climate change, poverty and unemployment. That’s where we come in.

With our help, you can dive into this dreamy destination with full confidence that you're having only a positive impact. We'll recommend the best sustainable resorts which employ local staff and work to support social and conservation programmes; pair you up with expert divers for ethical underwater adventures to discover the marine wildlife - including tropical fish, green turtles, manta rays, whale sharks and dolphins - and give you opportunities to learn about the Maldivian culture while meeting locals craftspeople and attending educational presentations.

If you want to take your philantourism in the Maldives holiday to the next level, we can arrange fascinating excursions from cleaning up the reefs to identifying and photographing turtles with a marine team to learn more about the population. As well as doing your part to protect the fragile ecosystems, we guarantee that you'll end your trip with a newfound love and appreciation for mother nature.

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