Government of Maledives meets under water

The government of the Maledives put on their best diving suite for a cabinet meeting under water. This way they want to get attention on the dangers of global warming for the island group in the Indian Ocean. The ministers dive to six meters below sea level near the island Girifushi about 25 minutes away from the capital Malé.

For this underwater meeting, the council has ordered a table in a horse shoe shape on the bottom of the ocean. The ministers will use signs and sign language to communicate. Afterwards the ministers will sign their wet suits and sell them by

The money raised should help to protect the coral reefs. President Mohamed Nasheed introduced the idea of an under water meeting himself. A raise of the sea level with one meter would nearly drawn all Maledives, assembled by 1,192 coral islands.