The underwater sculpture at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi has been unveiled with new sculptures.
The first ever underwater art gallery in the Maldives was first launched during 2018.
However during September last year, the art installation by acclaimed artist Jason deCaires Taylor, was pulled to the surface via the police for depicting human forms.
In a statement, Fairmont Hotels stated that The Coralarium has been relaunched with a series of new sculptures, designed to imitate coral colonies, rising from ten semi-submerged plinths. The sculptures are made using non-toxic, marine-grade compounds that are free from pollutants. The sculptures rising upto five meters in height have 500 artificial starfish with cubby holes providing a hiding place for fish and shellfish, whilst also trapping food, thus attracting fish and crustaceans.
Guests at the resort are permitted to dive and witness the beauty of the art gallery by the acclaimed artist. Special sessions are also carried out by the marine biologist onsite, who imparts information regarding the various marine life at the Coralarium.
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi was opened during May last year by France's Echo Hotels Group's famous brand Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. The resort also has a 200-meter swimming pool, the biggest in the country.
It is noteworthy that the resort is involved in various environment friendly projects such as generating power from solar panels and various projects aimed at protecting the marine life. This all a part of the Fairmont Sustainability Partnership, which focuses on protecting local environments, improving the well-being of local communities, reducing energy and water consumption, waste generation and carbon emissions, and establishing wildlife conservation efforts.