Sharks in 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!
Here at Six Senses Laamu we are regularly graced by the company of an array of sharks on our reefs. Our divers delight in the sightings of the different species we have cruising around.
- White Tip Reef Sharks – these shy sharks can be spotted at most of our 30 dive sites, often sheltering under coral or in overhangs.
- Grey Reef Sharks – often seen cruising the channels and at Manta Point, they are majestic creatures that move effortlessly through the current.
- Black Tip Reef Sharks – juvenilles play in the lagoon, trying out their hunting skills on the numerous small fish there.
- Nurse Sharks – often encountered at the outer reef sites of Laamu Atoll, these sharks are impressive and you’re able to get quite close as they like to rest on the reef.
- Leopard Sharks – sometimes spotted on the house reef, like nurse sharks, they rest on the reef as they don’t need to swim in order to breathe.
- Bull Sharks – these have been spotted at Manta Point but are not regular visitors, probably a good thing as the mantas didn’t seem too keen and disappeared for a while!
- Hammerhead Sharks – seen in large numbers in one of the channels – a rare sight but you may get lucky!
Our oceans are full of surprises, no boundaries, just space and freedom so anything is possible. Part of the joy of diving is the anticipation of what you might see and who knows what creatures may decide to visit the reef at the same time as you…..keep diving!