An unexpected visitor in Laamu

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Deep Blue Divers at Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives encountered a rare visitor, a juvenile whale shark, on a recent channel.

Six Senses Laamu, the only resort in Laamu Atoll, is home to some of the most majestic marine megafaunas. Hundreds of manta rays, various species of turtles and other beautiful marine animals reside around Laamu Atoll reefs. They often pop over to say hello.

Last month, the best encounter for our Deep Blue Divers Dive Center was a juvenile whale shark. Although its name suggests otherwise (and it is the largest fish in the sea), the whale shark is actually a docile, gentle creature, preferring to feed on plankton. Just as well, as this one measured 4 meters (13 feet)! Whale sharks are also utterly beautiful, with distinguishable speckled spots next to their gills, unique to each shark akin to a fingerprint, which helps researchers study their migratory patterns.

To make the most of a vacation in Maldives, guests at Six Senses Laamu are encouraged to take their first plunge into diving with the experienced instructors at Deep Blue Divers. The center offers dive experiences, PADI entry level and advanced level courses. The water is almost 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) the whole year around, the dive sites are close by, and diving is in small groups, which is good for safety and also more fun.

As there are so many dive sites (within the calm waters of the Atoll, along the outer reef and channel dives a little further out), there is something for everyone – beginners, photographers and advanced divers. There’s also a choice of dive experiences, from early morning to full-day dive excursions to the popular weekly night dive.

Deep Blue Divers is a committed member of Green Fins initiative, which practices environmentally-friendly snorkeling and diving practices.

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