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October 2, 2012updated Feb 08, 2013

New Maldives Resort Niyama Debuts Underwater Club and More

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Located 500 meters offshore and appearing to float on the surface of the ocean, Edge the over-water restaurant and Subsix, the world’s first underwater music club, are now open. Accessible only by boat, Edge and Subsix complete the gastronomic experience at Niyama, Per Aquum’s newest resort in the Maldives.

To celebrate the opening of Subsix, Per Aquum has teamed up with global superstars Tinie Tempah and Poet Name Life to host two exclusive performances this October 2012. Fresh from his live performance with Jessie J and Taio Cruz at the Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, two-time Brit Awards and Mobo Award winner Tinie Tempah will perform for the first time in the Maldives alongside longtime Per Aquum music ambassador, two-time Grammy-nominated and US Billboard #8 Dance/Electronic artist Poet Name Life.

Access to Subsix is via a staircase from Edge taking guests six meters below the surface of the Indian Ocean to a breathtaking underwater world. Guests will find themselves in an intimate music club with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding three sides of the structure. A bar and DJ consul line the back wall while seating is spaced throughout, allowing unobstructed views of clown fish, manta rays, parrot fish and other exotic marine life.

At Subsix guests sip on cocktails and champagne while the sounds of Niyama Live’s resident DJs pulsate through the Bose surround sound system. The resident DJs have all been recognized for their work internationally, some through legendary clubs such as Zouk in Singapore, while others host their own radio shows in the United States or spin at red carpet events such as London Fashion Week. The Niyama Live program rotates its DJs regularly to ensure a constant movement of music and styles.

Not to be overshadowed by Subsix, Edge, the over-water restaurant is helmed by chef de cuisine Arron Rhodes who brings modern-day cuisine to our shores. By experimenting with flavors, textures and memory, it is an educational experience. Inspired by his travels around the Indian Ocean, Southern India and South East Asia, each dish at Edge will feed the curiosity of even the most trained foodie. In addition to the restaurant, guests can enjoy a drink at Edge Bar. Perched over water and offering incredible sunset views, this is the perfect location for pre-dinner drinks or an after-dinner drink.

Neil Palmer, CEO of Per Aquum comments, “In keeping with Per Aquum’s continual “world firsts,” the launch of Subsix and Edge emphasizes our commitment to break boundaries, design icons and embrace imagination to create reality.”

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