Bank of Maldives (BML) has collaborated with local dive schools to offer introductory discover dives for children with disabilities.
BML said the dive sessions were held to celebrate the World Oceans Day to #RevitalizeTheOcean.
The dive sessions were held over the course of three days in collaboration with local dive centers Divers Lodge, Dive Club and Moodhu Bulhaa Dive Center.
18 children from Maldives Association for Person with Disabilities and Maldives Autism Association joined the sessions.
BML said the main aim of the initiative was to provide children with disabilities an opportunity to experience the ocean through scuba diving, which is proven to be both therapeutic and rehabilitative.
“It was incredible to see the kids enjoy the wonders of a scuba dive and experience it for the first time,” said BML.
To mark World Oceans Day, BML also announced a TikTok challenge to celebrate “Moodhu Moments”.
To participate, TikTok users can share a video about what the ocean means to them to win an exciting gift bundle.
Participants can submit videos before June 13.