Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa recieves PADI Green Star Award

GreenStarAwardPark Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa’s dive centre has won the PADI Green Star Award in recognition of its commitment to green business practices and responsible environmental preservation.

The Blue Journeys and Activity Centre at the luxury resort earned the accolade based on an assessment under the green award criteria, which considers water conservation, use of sustainable materials, eco-friendly transportation practices, energy use, optimised waste management and conservation leadership.

“By earning this award, Blue Journeys has established itself as a business that is both commercially and environmentally viable,” the resort said in a press statement.

Blue Journeys has been a PADI Five Star certified dive center since August 2009, providing a full range of scuba diving education programmes, equipment and experiences.  PADI Five Star dive centers promote and encourage responsibility for marine environments. The center excels in offering quality services to divers by presenting a professional image and actively promoting the benefits of recreational scuba diving, snorkeling, dive travel and environmental protection.

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s largest scuba certifying and diver training organisation. PADI dive centers and resorts must demonstrate dedication to environmental conservation in their day-to-day operations as well as a concerted effort to promote environmental awareness in their interaction with customers.

The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, situated in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, is known for romantic seclusion and its spectacular coral reef.  The resort has earned a reputation as the most self-sustaining and eco-friendly resort in the Maldives. In 2013, it won the Best House Reef award at the MATATO Travel Awards. The resort has also been nominated for several other awards, including, Most Romantic Resort, Leading Corporate Social Responsibility Resort, Leading Eco Resort and Leading Dive Resort.