Six Senses resort in Laamu has become the first premium resort to introduce blackwater diving in the Maldives, which is gaining popularity across the globe among many dive enthusiasts.
Blackwater diving is truly a magical experience. A short descent to hang motionless midwater, tethered to a boat by a rope, waiting for planktonic creatures to float by on the currents. Blackwater diving offers the chance to see marine life that you won’t find on the reef.
"We are very lucky to be some of the first divers to witness this in the Maldives. There is no specific area or special time of the night to do this dive. Ocean creatures we would never normally encounter are drawn from the depths and darkness to feed on zooplankton that are attracted to the lights," says a senior marine biologist.
There is no specific training required to do a blackwater dive but any diver with good buoyancy skills can participate in this experience. Deep Blue Divers in Six Senses is a PADI Five Star dive center, which is also Green Star awarded for its commitment to ocean conservation.