80 years young and diving

Margo and Michael are 80 years young and diving! If you thought you might have to stop diving earlier, here is the proof, it can be done. Stay fit and healthy and you have many more years of diving ahead of you. Both started diving at the tender age of 60 in the infamous Stoney…

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We dive with 12 different species of rays

If we don’t count the guitarfish which is half ray half shark we see 12 different species of rays during our dives here in the Laamu Atoll. Let’s see: There is the reef manta ray which we see regularly at our manta cleaning station, were we also see the odd mobula manta. Rarely we see…

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Visit to the Laamu Atoll Tuna Fish Factory

About 20 minutes by speed boat away from Six Senses Laamu is the Horizon Tuna Fish Factory. The Laamu Atoll has 11 inhabited islands, for 10 of those the main income is in fishing. The Maldives has 3 Tuna Factories were the one in the Laamu Atoll is the biggest, with 535 employees from 5…

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Night Dive – happy hour on the reef

Have you ever done a night dive? Are you curious about what is happening under water at night? We have the most easy introduction to night diving for you, we start with night snorkeling. Fitted with a wetsuit, equipped with a torch we snorkel along our house reef so when you join us for the…

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Welcome our new instructors to the dive team

Just before Christmas Yves and Erin from the Netherlands joined our dive team. They met in Curacao were Yves was Erin’s instructor and taught her how to dive. Ever since both have worked and travelled together from Bali to Thailand, Greece and Mexico. After a weeks training at the reception of our dive shop Erin…

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Happy New Year – Pirates Style

We ended 2016 in pirates style! Captain Alex, his first mate Jenni and their fierce crew of six upcoming pirates from the ages of 4 to 8 went on an adventure snorkelling excursion in the Laamu Atoll. It started with choosing a proper pirate name from an official registration chart which offered names like Mad…

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Turtle nests at Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Currently we have six turtle nests on the island which are expected to hatch this December and January 2017! For the past few years we always had turtles come up the beach to dig their nests and lay their eggs in the months of May and June. Hatching occurred about 2 months later which was…

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Dream Job – Marine Biologist at Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Have you ever wondered about what the responsibilities are and which activities a marine biologist covers in the Maldives? There is so much to do that at Six Senses Laamu we even have two marine biologists, Oscar Ignetik from Australia and Jenni Choma from the UK. Accompanying snorkel excursions and opening the eyes of our…

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A visit from the Queen of Mantas

A holiday combined with a research trip brought Dr. Andrea Marshall not only to the Maldives but right here to Six Senses Laamu! A very appropriate destination given her affinity with the majestic manta rays and our close proximity to a fantastic Manta Point. Having made a name for herself in the diving world, the famous…

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