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The Six Senses Laamu Dive Center will take you on the most ethereal and unforgettable underwater experience in the Maldives. They are the only dive resort in the Laamu Atoll so you are virtually guaranteed of having the dive sites to yourselves when you go out, something that is extremely rare for a world-class diving area and almost unheard of for a place with mantas year-round.

Laamu Atoll in the Maldives is home to Hithadhoo Corner and more than 120 resident manta rays, which researchers from the Manta Trust have been studying since 2014. From May to July and October to November, courtship is high on the mantas’ minds. The rare manta chain dance is truly a once in a lifetime experience to witness, during which the female tests the males’ strength by leading them on a dance, looping and swerving until there is only one male left.

Laamu also has the only year-round manta ray cleaning station in the Maldives as well as the world’s first non-invasive underwater ultrasound scanner. This leading conservation effort enables contactless scanning of wild pregnant reef manta rays to study gestation and embryonic development. This information is vital to guide conservation strategies.

Scuba Diving Courses

The staff are qualified PADI certified instructors which enables us to teach all the different accredited courses starting from discover scuba (introductory dives) to Dive Master Programmes.

They always aim to offer courses in small groups where maximum attention can be given for students to learn at their optimum pace. The dive team consists of professionals who have years of experience and expertise in the field. They are equipped with a fleet of dive boats allowing them to schedule dive trips to all dive areas on an every day basis therefore providing you with the greatest choice and convenience, plus talented multi-lingual instructors to ensure you receive the best training. The courses are designed to suit beginners as well as experienced divers. You can rely on them to take you on the fun, friendly dive tuition and recreation for all levels and ages.

Children and Youth Diving Programs for kids aged 8+

Diving is a great activity for the whole family. For youngsters aged 8 and 9 who have never dived before, the PADI Bubblemaker program is a safe and fun introduction to diving and can be completed in just a few hours.

For those aged 8 or older who love the water, the PADI Seal Team is an action-packed program where Aquamissions are completed and a certification is issued.

The dive school has obtained special permission from PADI to conduct the Seal Team and Bubblemaker programs in the ocean so kids can enjoy the thrills of diving and seeing marine life in a safe and controlled environment.

Youth aged 10+ can participate in the junior version of the adult dive courses described below.

Diving with Laamu’s Manta Rays

Manta rays are known as the gentle giants of the ocean and at Six Senses Laamu, although sightings are not guaranteed, they are lucky enough to be able to encounter them year-round. Join the Manta Trust to explore our local manta point, Hithadhoo Corner and dive with the manta rays of Laamu. Each of the manta rays has a unique spot pattern on their belly which allows them to be individually identified. Before the dive, a researcher from the Manta Trust will give a briefing on how to take the perfect ID shot, how to interact with manta rays, provide insight into the research being carried out and answer any manta-related questions you may have. After returning to the resort you will be emailed a Manta Memo including photos and information about the manta rays encountered on your dive. This exciting dive is suitable for confident, certified divers, however due to the strong currents which are sometimes encountered at this site, a prior dive must be completed at a less challenging site. 

Pre Booked Sports Services

Sport centre prices are as a guide, prices can change depending on the season and exchange rates. When pre booking with Planet you normally receive around a 10% discount on direct local prices. More importantly, you MUST pre book any essential sport services at the time of booking to ensure availability. Please be sure to ask us about this during the booking process.