Diving in Laamu brings us so much joy! The extraordinary volume and variety of sea life here are beautifully captured in this September highlights video which we hope will inspire and delight you as much as it does us. Music by Nacho Sotomayor | www.nachosotomayor.com | Shot on a Canon C200 with Sigma 18-35 in a Nauticam housing with Nauticam WACP.
August has been an extraordinary month for the sheer volume of fish; dives have been replete with tiny baitfish shimmering in schools over the reefs, which in turn attract larger predators such as tuna, jacks, and sharks. Speaking of which, be sure to watch until the end of the video for a surprising interaction between a shark and a manta! Music by Nacho Sotomayor nachosotomayor.com | Shot on a Canon C200 with Sigma 18-35 in a Nauticam housing with Nauticam WACP.
July treated us to great manta encounters, chilled-out turtles and tons of schooling fish – fusiliers, jacks, barracudas and lots of others. We were also lucky enough to film grey reef sharks, among the most graceful animals in the Maldives and favorites of ours. Music by Nacho Sotomayor www.nachosotomayor.com | Shot on a Canon C200 with Sigma 18-35 in a Nauticam housing with Nauticam WACP.
Have you ever seen a manta mating train? Our June highlights video features footage of this amazing phenomenon where females gracefully swoop and do barrel rolls to see which males are able to keep up with her. Enjoy as well the chilled-out turtles, sharks and eagle rays who also filled our dives with joy this month!
Scuba diving in the Maldives in Laamu atoll is very special – since there are no other dive operators or liveaboards around we almost guaranteed have the dive site for ourselves.
Music by Nacho Sotomayor www.nachosotomayor.com | Shot on a Canon C200 in a Nauticam housing.
This video, all filmed in May 2019, features footage of some of the coolest, weirdest, and most graceful marine creatures ever. Super-cute nudibranchs, eagle rays, a pipehorse with camouflaged branches on its face and a surprise visitor on the Six Senses Laamu house reef in the Maldives (filmed with a macro lens) – be sure to watch until the end to find out who it was! Music by Nacho Sotomayor – www.nachosotomayor.com #Maldives #underwatervideography #outoftheordinary #scubadiving
Filmed on a Canon C200 in a Nauticam housing with Canon 100mm macro, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Sigma 18-35 & Nauticam WACP. Super-macro scenes filmed with additional Nauticam SMC-2 or INON UCL 67 M67.
Stars of the show include:
and many more.
We recently found quite a few hairy shrimps (Phycocaris simulans) on the house reef at Six Senses Laamu and on one dive site nearby. We even spotted a strange spotted shrimp and the very rare green shrimp! Muck diving in the Maldives 🙂 Filmed on a Canon C200 with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L and Nauticam SMC-2. Filmed while diving in the Laamu atoll in the Maldives with Deep Blue Divers.
April’s video is a perfect example of why we love diving in Laamu. Enjoy this stellar footage of your favourite underwater animals with some awesome close-up shots of a hawksbill turtle and see if you can spot the goby changing its eye colour! Shot on a Canon C200 in a Nauticam housing with ambient light.
This February we were lucky to film one of Laamu’s rarest marine creatures, an ornate eagle ray! (I had the 100mm macro lens on my C200, but the ray was far away and very deep – around 50m, I was at 30m depth so I was able to shoot a large ray with a macro lens). Other highlights of the month include close-ups of beautiful sharks, a fever of stingrays, and a graceful ballet performed by two surgeonfishes. Kick back and enjoy this glimpse into another world!
2019 was off to a great start with a hammerhead shark on the very first dive on January 1st – watch this video to check out some of the other awesome encounters we had this month! Music by Nacho Sotomayor.
Stars of Muck was filmed in the Lembeh Strait while diving with Critters@Lembeh Resort.
The following equipment was used:
SONY A7R2 in a Nauticam housing, SONY 90mm macro, SONY 50mm 1.4, Canon 8-15mm with 1.4 Kenko Teleconverter & Fotodiox adapter, Canon 7D/7D2 in Subal housing and 60mm macro, SubSee +5, +10, Nauticam SMC, INON UCL 165 M67, Venom C92, SOLA 2100 S/F, SUPE MS30.