7 different sharks in the Laamu Atoll
As of August 2017, Ocean Dimensions are now diving & snorkelling in the Unesco Biosphere Reserve in the Baa Atoll at Kihaa Maldives – the closest resort to Hanifaru Bay. We hope to see you there!
Last year we were lucky – for one week we had very exciting dives with bull sharks at our Manta Point, strangely enough at the same time we saw fewer mantas! Unfortunately the bull sharks have not been back this year. On most of our 30 dive sites we regularly see whitetip reef sharks which grow up to 1,50m and are friendly but sometimes a little shy. Mainly along the outer reefs of the Laamu Atoll we encounter nurse sharks, we can get pretty close to them and as they grow up to 2,50m they look very impressive. Together with the leopard shark which we already have spotted at our house reef, they are one of the few sharks that don’t have to swim to be able to breathe. Juvenile black tip reef sharks play in our lagoon and the teenagers on some of the inner Atoll sites. In the channels and at Manta Point we encounter grey reef sharks and now we have heard from different safari boats that they have encountered up to 50 hammerhead sharks in one of our channels. We will investigate and keep you up to date!!