KNOW?Sea Turtle Facts & Trivia
Sea turtles are the live representatives of a group of
reptiles that have existed on Earth and traveled our seas
for the last 100 million years.
All 7 species of sea turtles are officially listed as
threatened by the International Union for Conservation
The Olive Ridley
sea turtle makes
up 95% of the
population in the
There are organizations dedicated to sea
turtle conservation in the Maldives, such as
the Marine Savers, Olive Ridley Project &
Marine Turtle Rescue Center, together with
Euro-Divers, Prodivers and Ocean Dive Group.
In it's first year, the
injured sea turtles,
released into the
On May 4, 2018,
Ridley sea turtle
tangled in a
'ghost net' in the
North Male Atoll.
A total of 287 sea turtles have been identified in the
Lhaviyani Atoll. 170 of these are green sea turtles,
meaning that nearly half of all the green sea turtles in the
Maldives live in this area.
Awareness and education are an important step
towards sea turtle conservation in the Maldives. Speak to
our Marine Biologists and Dive Center Managers for more
YOU DO!Sea Turtle Facts & Trivia