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Six Senses Laamu Experiences

Scuba Diving

Six Senses Laamu is the only dive resort in the Laamu Atoll so we are virtually guaranteed of having the dive sites to ourselves when we go out, something that is extremely rare for a world-class diving area and almost unheard of for a place with mantas year-round.

Deep Blue Divers is a PADI 5* dive center. Our multilingual team of professional diving instructors teaches PADI courses ranging from Discover Scuba Diving to Divemaster. We teach in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Swedish and Dhivehi. All PADI courses are for adults, with youth aged 10+ and children aged 8+ welcome to participate in our children and youth diving programs.

Price

Prices include equipment, boat trips and dive guide unless otherwise specified. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 12% T-GST tax (++). All prices are subject to change without prior notice.

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Scuba Diving

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  • Children and Youth Diving Programs for kids aged 8+

    • Diving is a great activity for the whole family. For youngsters aged 8 and 9 who have never dived before, the PADI Bubblemaker program is a safe and fun introduction to diving and can be completed in just a few hours.

      For those aged 8 or older who love the water, the PADI Seal Team is an action-packed program where Aquamissions are completed and a certification is issued.

      Deep Blue Divers has obtained special permission from PADI to conduct the Seal Team and Bubblemaker programs in the ocean so kids can enjoy the thrills of diving and seeing marine life in a safe and controlled environment.

      Youth aged 10+ can participate in the junior version of the adult dive courses described below.

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving

    • A PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) course is the first step to becoming a diver and is perfect for those who have never experienced diving previously. It consists of a short theory session, a confined water session and an open water dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet. The whole experience only takes about two hours and is a great way to be immersed in the stunning underwater life of Laamu.

  • PADI Scuba Diver

    • The PADI Scuba Diver Course is ideal if you don’t have a lot of time and want to get your first diving certificate. It can be completed in 2-3 days* and includes a certification allowing you to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet.

      *All courses can be shortened significantly by enrolling in PADI e-learning and completing the theory before you arrive at Six Senses Laamu. PADI e-learning is a great way to avoid spending your holiday in the classroom. Finish all the theory online at your own pace from home or in your office and just enjoy the practical in-water sessions while on holiday. Here’s a link to sign up at the PADI e-learning site. After signing up and affiliating with the Deep Blue Divers Dive Centre, you will receive a USD100 discount on the selected PADI course done with us here at Six Senses Laamu.

  • PADI Open Water Diver

    • The PADI Open Water Diver Course is the most popular scuba diving course. It can be conducted in 3-4 days* and consists of 5 theory and 5 confined water sessions and 4 open water dives. The maximum depth for Open Water Divers is 18m / 60 feet.

      *All courses can be shortened significantly by enrolling in PADI e-learning and completing the theory before you arrive at Six Senses Laamu. PADI e-learning is a great way to avoid spending your holiday in the classroom. Finish all the theory online at your own pace from home or in your office and just enjoy the practical in-water sessions while on holiday. Here’s a link to sign up at the PADI e-learning site. After signing up and affiliating with the Deep Blue Divers Dive Centre, you will receive a USD100 discount on the selected PADI course done with us here at Six Senses Laamu.

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

    • The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course (AOWDC) is fun and highly customizable according to your interests. It can be conducted in two days* and consists of five Adventure Dives, of which two are mandatory (Deep & Navigation) and the other three dives are chosen from the many exciting options. The most popular ones are Peak Performance Buoyancy, Diver Propulsion Vehicle and Night Dives. After completion of the AOWDC, divers are allowed to dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters / 100 feet.

      *All courses can be shortened significantly by enrolling in PADI e-learning and completing the theory before you arrive at Six Senses Laamu. PADI e-learning is a great way to avoid spending your holiday in the classroom. Finish all the theory online at your own pace from home or in your office and just enjoy the practical in-water sessions while on holiday. Here’s a link to sign up at the PADI e-learning site. After signing up and affiliating with the Deep Blue Divers Dive Centre, you will receive a USD100 discount on the selected PADI course done with us here at Six Senses Laamu.

  • PADI Enriched Air / Nitrox Course

    • The PADI Enriched Air / Nitrox Course is extremely popular and for good reason. Nitrox allows divers to dive for longer at moderate depths and many also report feeling less fatigue when diving with Nitrox. The Nitrox course can be conducted in just a couple of hours* with a theory session, a practical session with an oxygen analyzer and a final exam. No diving is necessary to obtain this certification. Deep Blue Divers offers Nitrox for free for certified Enriched Air / Nitrox divers. Minimum age: 12 years.

      *All courses can be shortened significantly by enrolling in PADI e-learning and completing the theory before you arrive at Six Senses Laamu. PADI e-learning is a great way to avoid spending your holiday in the classroom. Finish all the theory online at your own pace from home or in your office and just enjoy the practical in-water sessions while on holiday. Here’s a link to sign up at the PADI e-learning site. After signing up and affiliating with the Deep Blue Divers Dive Centre, you will receive a USD100 discount on the selected PADI course done with us here at Six Senses Laamu.

  • Private Dive Experiences

    • The option of private dive courses is perfect if you’d like to learn at your own pace, set your own schedule and do a dive course which has been tailor-made just for you. You’ll have the instructor’s undivided attention as well, making progress easy and fun! This option is available for all dive courses.

  • Daily Fun Dives Schedule for Certified Divers

    • To accommodate all divers’ needs, we schedule our dive boats to go out three times a day. Choose the option(s) that suits you best. All our boat dives include a light snack (fruit skewers, pastry, coffee, tea and drinking water).

      All dives are a maximum of 60 minutes in duration and the maximum guest to guide ratio is 6:1 but is typically 4:1 or fewer.

      9:00 am – 1:30 pm 2-Tank Dive Trip – these trips often do one channel or outer reef dive followed by one inner reef dive. The channel dives are geared towards the more advanced divers, as often these sites are exposed to stronger currents, with the potential reward of seeing more megafauna and bigger schools of fish. For these dives, Advanced Open Water and Nitrox are strongly recommended.

      10:30 am – 12:30 pm 1-Tank Dive Trip – these trips are for those who want to sleep in or only want to do one dive and typically take place at a close-by dive site where there are no currents, making for very relaxed, easy dives.

      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 1-Tank Dive Trip – these trips are for those who only want to do one dive, or a second or third dive of the day and usually take place at a close by dive site where there are no currents, making for very relaxed, easy dives.

      All certified divers must show proof of certification. This is required to participate in fun diving activities. If you forget to bring your certification card we will do our best to try to find your certification online. However, the onus is on the diver to provide proof of certification and inability to do so will result in not being able to dive as a certified diver and pre-booked dives will not be refunded.

  • Other Diving Options

    • 6:30 am – 8:30 am Early Morning Dive – Early morning dives are a great way to start the day! Enjoy a leisurely breakfast after your dive.

      9:00 am – 3:00 pm Full Day 2-Tank Dive Trip to 2 Channels – these trips go out to two channels and are geared towards more advanced divers. Advanced certification and Nitrox are strongly recommended. For two-channel trips, a light lunch is provided on the boat (or beach if possible) and there is a surcharge of USD 65 per guest.

      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Night Dive – Night dives are great in Laamu. We go out on inner reefs where there is no current and also do night dives on our house reef where no boat rides are necessary. See for yourself what changes on the reef at night!

      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Blackwater Dive – Blackwater dives are for divers who love the weird and wonderful. We attract fascinating and rare critters such as juvenile fish, pygmy squids and more with very bright lights attached to a drift line. A must-do if you’re looking for something new and unusual in diving.

  • Diving with Laamu’s Manta Rays

    • Manta rays are known as the gentle giants of the ocean and here at Six Senses Laamu, although sightings are not guaranteed, we are lucky enough to be able to encounter them year-round. Join the Manta Trust and Deep Blue Divers to explore our local manta point, Hithadhoo Corner and dive with the manta rays of Laamu. Each of the manta rays has a unique spot pattern on their belly which allows them to be individually identified. Before the dive, a researcher from the Manta Trust will give a briefing on how to take the perfect ID shot, how to interact with manta rays, provide insight into the research being carried out and answer any manta-related questions you may have. After returning to the resort you will be emailed a Manta Memo including photos and information about the manta rays encountered on your dive. This exciting dive is suitable for confident, certified divers, however due to the strong currents which are sometimes encountered at this site, a prior dive must be completed with Deep Blue Divers at a less challenging site. Ask us about getting your PADI Maldivian Manta Ray Specialty Certification, which can be done as a specialty or can be a part of the PADI Advanced Open Water Course.

  • More Fun Stuff

    • Have you ever tried scuba diving with a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)? Deep Blue Divers has state of the art, powerful and hands-free DPVs which are guaranteed to thrill and ramp up the adventurer spirit in you. You’ll feel like you’re flying underwater and can also explore a larger area of the dive site while eliminating the need to kick. A must-try for certified divers looking for a brilliant adventure.

      Fluoro night diving: we also offer an extraordinary night dive with UV lights and yellow filters – see the underwater world in a completely different light.

  • Dive Equipment

    • We have top-of-the-line dive equipment available for your use. Dive computer, BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, fins, tanks (including complimentary Nitrox for Nitrox-certified divers), weights and boat rides are included in the diving price for both courses and fun dives. 15-litre / 100-cu.ft tanks are also available for a surcharge.

      Please note that our wetsuits are 3mm shorties and our fins are full foot fins. If you prefer different equipment please bring your own.

  • Dive Boats

    • We have different kinds of boats available for diving, from spacious traditional dive dhonies to smaller speedboats. Our boats are fast, comfortable, safe and will get you to the best dive sites in style.

  • Medical

    • You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and liability release in order to participate in any diving activities.

      Are you fit to dive?

      This is an important question for every diver or prospective diver and of course we hope you will come and dive with Deep Blue Divers and share some of the amazing dive experiences possible in the Laamu atoll. 

      The RSTC Medical Form below is not a substitute for a medical check-up, but will usually indicate if you should have a medical check-up and if you will need a “Fit To Dive” certificate from a doctor to dive or not. Please kindly download the RSTC form below in your language and read through it.

      Scuba drive medical questionaire

      When you will need a FIT TO DIVE medical certificate from a doctor:

      • If you have one or more “YES” answers on the RSTC Form.
      • If you are 65 years or older.
        Even if you can answer all questions with “NO” on the RSTC form, an FTD certificate is still required for those 65 years or older. As mentioned above, it is highly recommended that you obtain this certificate from a licensed diving physician.
      • If you are 75 years or older, our insurer applies special conditions; please contact us for more information.

      In addition, please note: if you suffer from any serious medical condition which could compromise your safety and health while diving, you should be evaluated and certified fit to dive by a registered diving physician only.

      When you will NOT need a FIT TO DIVE medical certificate from a doctor:

      • If you can answer all questions with “NO”, have no medical conditions and are under 65 years of age.

      A “Fit To Dive” certificate should not include any restrictions or limitations as these may invalidate it.

      If you have any queries or concerns about your fitness to dive or where to obtain a fit to dive medical check-up, then please simply contact us by e-mail at [email protected].

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