A manta ray in the Laamu Atoll
A coral grouper in the Laamu Atoll
An aerial view of Six Senses Laamu

Luxury Diving Holidays in the Laamu Atoll

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    Marine Highlights

    Manta cleaning station, schooling grey reef sharks, black and white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, turtles, schooling fish

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Located in the southern Maldives, the Laamu Atoll is home to some of the best dive sites in the archipelago and one of Reefscape Travel’s top recommendations when it comes to scuba diving in the Maldives. With only one luxury resort and the occasional luxury liveaboard passing through, divers will rarely see another diver and will have the run of over 40 dive sites. Conditions are excellent for both beginners and advanced divers, with sheltered inner coral reefs with good visibility to exciting channel dives in current and in turn, the big stuff. Diving holidays in the Laamu Atoll are hard to beat.  

Water villas and house reef at Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu house reef and water villas

A turtle and diver in the Laamu Atoll

Turtle and diver

Picnic Island in the Laamu Atoll

Picnic Island, Laamu Atoll

An anemone fish in the Laamu Atoll

Anemone fish

Surfing at Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu surf break

A whip coral shrimp in the Laamu Atoll

Whip coral shrimp

A reef manta ray in the Laamu Atoll

Reef manta ray

The beach at Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu Beach

Bluestripe snapper and diver in the Laamu Atoll

Bluestripe snapper

A family snorkelling at Six Senses Laamu

Family snorkelling at Six Senses Laamu

In Depth 

The Laamu Atoll is one of the only atolls in the Maldives with a year-round manta cleaning station known as Hithadhoo Corner or Manta Point. The Manta Trust are set-up close by on Six Senses Laamu, conducting research and surveys to both conserve and understand these gentle giants. The Manta Trust team carry out daily research dives to photograph, ID and record the manta rays, with 136 individuals having been identified in the atoll to date. They also welcome the opportunity to educate visitors and get them involved in the science.   

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Places to stay in Laamu Atoll

Two Bedroom Ocean Beach Villa

Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu is the only dive resort in the Laamu Atoll, so divers are all but guaranteed to have the dive sites to themselves. Being in the deep south of the Maldives, the reefs are mostly untouched and overflowing with marine life.

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