Soneva Academy

The Adventure of the Corbin

Soneva Academy - Soneva’s Science Courses in the Maldives
Soneva Academy - Soneva’s Science Courses in the Maldives
Family time at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani
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From October 1, 2021 to January 1, 2022

Soneva Fushi

Learn how to navigate on land and on the ocean with this special course developed just for teenagers. The Corbin is a ship that sank on the Goidhoo Atoll’s reef in 1602. Stay on the island of Innafushi to learn about the sea, its currents, tides, and the methods of navigation.

First evening: Life in the Maldives

Enjoy a barbecue and games on Soneva Fushi’s Turtle Beach, and find out more about the marine world and island life in the Maldives Archipelago.

Day 2: Survival skills

Travel to the uninhabited island of Innafushi to set up camp. Learn how to pitch a tent, make a bush toilet, then fish for your lunch. After eating, discover how the Corbin’s shipwrecked sailors survived on a desert island from the accounts of the ship’s real-life navigator, François Pyrard de Laval, with fun games and time to explore.

Day 3: Snorkelling the wreck site

After a light breakfast, visit the site of the Corbin shipwreck, which is now a thriving ecosystem and home to an array of marine species. Spend a few hours snorkelling and learn about the ship’s lost treasure. From there, visit the Rose Garden, a unique reef system which is considered one of the Maldives’ best snorkelling spots. Travel back to Soneva Fushi and share your adventures with your family.

Day 4: Tell your own story

Use your GoPro footage to produce a short film about your adventure, with what you have learned and experienced along the way. The films will all be shown in a special evening family screening, where you’ll also receive your certificate for passing the course.

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