Banyan Tree, Maldives, opens Marine Biology Laboratory

It has been announced that Banyan Tree, Maldives, Vabbinfaru opens the doors of its new marine biology laboratory this month. Guests will be invited to leave their sun lounger to learn more about protection and conservation of the environment they are in, as well as the chance to embark on a snorkelling safari or PADI diving course.The new lab - a first amongst the many luxury resorts in the Maldives - is equipped for coral research and includes hydro-phonic apparatus to monitor communication with dolphins, as well as underwater cameras to observe coral spawning, prevalent in the resort.Banyan Tree Maldives comprises 48-beach-front and in-land villas, a world renowned Banyan Tree Spa, a water sports centre, three dining areas plus an open-air bar.Banyan Tree Maldives supports various ‘eco’ projects including coral regeneration experiments plus the ‘Barnacle’ and ‘Lotus’ projects - which use low voltage electrical currents to accelerate coral growth.