Patina Maldives launches new submarine experience

Patina Maldives launches new submarine experience

Ocean Pearl will make significant contributions to environmental protection and marine biology projects

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands has partnered with diving and water sports operator Dive Butler International to create a new guest experience in the form of a two-person submarine, Ocean Pearl. 

Every expedition is led by an on-board pilot and a surface co-pilot, ensuring guests’ safety and access to knowledge of marine life.   

Ocean Pearl offers Patina Maldives guests an unparalleled perspective of the marine life that surrounds the Fari Islands. With a unique propulsion system that offers unsurpassed agility, 360-degree cabin views and an array of subsea tools, the submarine can be safely and precisely piloted up close to reefs.

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Ocean Pearl also offers a unique opportunity to participate in hands-on, immersive initiatives under the sea, contributing directly to the preservation and protection of the marine ecosystem. Under the guidance of marine biologists and environmental experts, guests can engage in data collection and documentation, aiding ongoing research efforts. 

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands general manager Antonio Saponara said: “Whether it’s exploring vibrant coral reefs, actively participating in marine conservation efforts, or simply revelling in the sheer beauty of the ocean, Ocean Pearl promises to deliver unforgettable memories and a profound sense of connection to our planet’s most treasured aquatic ecosystems.” 


The resort has also partnered with Dive Butler to establish the first submarine pilot training facility in the Maldives. 

Ocean Pearl submarine experiences start from US$2,500++ per hour. Rates at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands start from US$2,144++ per night based on two adults sharing a one bedroom pool villa including daily breakfast, US$100 resort credit, plus complimentary guest benefits. 

The experience must be booked at least 90 days in advance. 

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