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Diving in Laamu Atoll

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Laamu has fewer channels than many atolls which reduces currents and improves visibility. The inside walls of Laamu are shallow (82 feet / 25 meters), and with reduced currents are easier for less experienced divers.

You can enjoy the soft corals and drifting ornate ghost pipefish - an oceanic centipede with wings. You can also explore the mini thilas (submerged islands) which offer overhangs and the possibility of reef sharks or schooling mobula rays.

Towards the atoll’s southern tip is the Hithadhoo Corner. It’s suitable for all levels, but strong currents may be present. You will find coral bommies and large, inquisitive potato groupers, Jenkins' whiprays, and the Maldives’ main attraction - mantas - which arrive to use the cleaning stations.

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More Information

Male Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is well served by direct charter flights from Western Europe, but direct scheduled flights are rarer – it may require a lay-over in the Middle East first.

Laamu’s domestic airport is located on Kadhdhoo Island, a 35 minute flight from Male.

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, D, G, J, K, L
Divehi; Maldivian;
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Male Intl (MLE)

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