On 1 October, Baros Maldives worked in collaboration with the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism to host Neyvaa: A Guinness World Record attempt for the largest number of freedivers (523) to simultaneously free dive underwater. This successfully exceeded the current record of 280 people held by Torri del Benaco in Verona 2009.
Chosen for its outstanding house reef and sparkling turquoise lagoon, Baros welcomed the attempt to break the record in celebration of World Tourism Day 2019.
Amongst attendees were the President of the Maldives, Mr Ibrahim Solih, and New-Zealand’s free-dive champion William Trubridge.
Recognised as one of the most reputable Maldivian resorts, Baros’ abundance of lush vegetation and strikingly rich marine life is indicative of its legendary longevity.
Baros was also one of the very first resorts to establish a ‘Diving by Design’ experience for guests. This enables divers to select where they want to dive and what they wish to see in consultation with their very own professional dive instructor.
In light of maintaining the beauty of Baros’ reef, coral sponsorship initiatives were set up in 2009, whereby guests can sponsor a fragment of coral. These fragments are transplanted on to a personalised frame where guests will receive images every 6 months for two years of the coral’s growth. Further to this, Baros Marine Centre began planting coral lines in aid of further developing and maintaining the vitality of Baros’ house reef.
With this world record attempt, Baros furthers its legendary status as a pioneer in the Maldivian tourism industry and a leader in global marine conservation awareness.
Baros Maldives is a boutique, private tropical island of 75 overwater and beachside garden villas and white sand beaches set in a turquoise lagoon, just 25 minutes by speedboat from the Maldives International Airport.
Guests can seek tranquillity within the Serenity Spa, or experience an unforgettable culinary journey on Baros’ private sandbank or iconic Piano Deck in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The perfect setting for romance and relaxation, Baros offers a truly breath-taking Maldivian escape.