New for this year, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has teamed up with Reefscapers introducing a programme where coral frames are placed around the resort’s house reef, as a result of El Nino which took place in 2016 and saw unusually warm waters cause widespread coral bleaching.
How is the progress?
The initial stages of our artificial reef project was successfully completed in February 2020. We transplanted a total of 50 new coral frames around the resort, all sponsored by Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. This represents an impressive 3,000 coral fragments harvested from healthy donor colonies on the natural reef, and successfully transplanted to our coral frames located in the shallow lagoons around the island.
As part of this initiative, Sheraton Maldives will also appoint a marine biologist to be stationed at the resort to lead weekly interactive frame building activities, conduct marine life educational workshops and guided snorkelling tours. It is hoped the coral from these frames will eventually grow onto the natural reef substrate and will improve the coral cover to build the marine habitat, increasing the number of species of fish and sea life.
How to get involved
It’s easy to get involved! Simply sponsor a frame and we’ll make and transplant it. You will receive a unique reference number, and photos will be regularly uploaded to this web page for you to monitor the growth of the corals as they mature and flourish.
- US$170 Small frame
- US$250 Heart-shaped frame
- US$300 Couple’s frame
- US$500 Family frame
Reefscapers Coral Frames at Sheraton Maldives
Here you can see the details and photographs of our Reefscapers coral frames at Sheraton Maldives.
We regularly check and maintain all of our frames, and photograph them every 6 months to monitor the growth of the coral fragments as they mature.
How to view your frame photographs: Enter your name or email address or coral frame tag number into the search box and press ‘Submit’. For example, type a 3-digit tag number such as 050 and press submit.
Thank you to all our frame sponsors for supporting our important coral reef propagation work.