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PADI Seal Team Arrives at Six Senses Laamu Ahead of School Holidays 2018 - Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

PADI Seal Team Arrives at Six Senses Laamu Ahead of School Holidays 2018

LAAMU, Maldives – November 29, 2018 – Deep Blue Divers, the dive center at Six Senses Laamu has expanded the array of unique activities offered to their little VIP guests by introducing PADI Seal Team, a special program designed for children keen to discover the adventures of scuba diving.

Through a series of AquaMissions in the PADI Seal Team program, young guests of Six Senses Laamu can discover the hidden beauties of the magical underwater world and learn to float effortlessly like a weightless astronaut.

Although the two-part program was originally designed to be conducted in swimming pools, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) has extended special permission to Deep Blue Divers to carry out the program in shallow water around the island. After parental approval has been obtained, the instructors will take the children into the ocean to a maximum depth of 6 feet (1.8 meters) for their first AquaMission. After the successful completion of the fourth AquaMission, the children can advance to 13 feet (4 meters) deep. A further five specialty missions are available to become a Master Seal Team member and children can even do a night dive as one of their missions! Little VIPs of age 8 and above are eligible to sign up for the PADI Seal Team and this course nicely complements the PADI Bubblemaker course also offered at the resort.

“We are delighted to announce another out-of-the-ordinary experience ahead of the school holiday and festive period. Under our Grow With Six Senses programming we make a continuous effort to make the time youngsters spend at Six Senses Laamu an educational and enjoyable experience. Through the PADI Seal Team program we aim to build a generation of young divers who are environmentally aware and promote the sustainable diving experience,” said Marteyne van Well, general manager of Six Senses Laamu.

Be it Bubblemaker or Seal Team, these PADI courses are bound to create amazing memories for young guests and provide parents with a structured program that lets their children develop skills, learn about the aquatic environment and have a lot of fun. The friendly and professional team at Deep Blue Divers prides itself on educating children to be better buddies to each other and our fragile underwater world.

To learn more about Six Senses experiences and enticing offers please visit the website www.sixsenses.com. To stay up to date with the latest news, events and visiting wellness experts follow Six Senses Laamu on social media or drop an email to reservations-laamu@sixsenses.com.

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Young guest of Six Senses Laamu discovers the hidden beauties of the magical underwater world.
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A PADI Seal Team member and dive instructor showing the OK sign under water during an AquaMission 
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Through Seal Team children learn basic scuba diving skills, such as breathing underwater, clearing a mask of water and swimming around experiencing the sensation of being weightless.
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About Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a beautiful coral house reef. Most of the villas and facilities are built overwater, however beach villas and on-land dining is an option. All villas offer a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view to the Ocean and Maldivian nature.

Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world, an ice cream parlor, an overwater wine cellar and a signature Chill bar. Many activities, excursions and options are available for everyone to enjoy, both over water and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.

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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates one hotel, 15 resorts and 31 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. The portfolio will triple over the next 5 years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, St. Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.

Six Senses properties share a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the enduring purpose is to help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.

Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 16 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.

Evason follows the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and the community. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.

For further information, please contact:

Ali Rifhaan
Marketing Communications Officer                   
Six Senses Laamu
T +960 6800 800
M +960 791 6897
E rifhaan.ali@sixsenses.com

Benjawan Sudhikam (Ms.)
Director of Public Relations
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas                         
T +66 2 631 9781
M +66 8 181 38234
E ben@sixsenses.com

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