Deep Blue Divers | 2019 June Highlights

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.

Deep Blue Divers | 2019 May Highlights

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:

Spotted shrimp, Phycocaris sp.?

Green Hairy Shrimps (Phycocaris simulans),

Shaun the sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae),

Manta Rays (Mobula alfredi),

Guitarfish (Rynchobatus Djiddensis),

Mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda)

and many more.

Hairy Shrimps (Phycocaris simulans) in the Maldives

Hairy Shrimp (Phycocaris simulans) in the Laamu Atoll / Maldives | Screenshot from footage Canon EOS C200 / 100mm macro / Nauticam SMC-2
Spotted shrimp, Phycocaris sp.? – found on the Six Senses Laamu house reef | Screenshot from footage Canon EOS C200 / 100mm macro / Nauticam SMC-2
Green hairy shrimp (Phycocaris simulans) in the Laamu Atoll / Maldives | Screenshot from footage Canon EOS C200 / 100mm macro / Nauticam SMC-2

 

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.

Deep Blue Divers | April 2019 Highlights

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.

Deep Blue Divers | 2019 February Highlights

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!

Deep Blue Divers | 2018 Highlights

We’re ringing in the new year with this fantastic highlights of 2018 Laamu diving video, featuring turtles, sharks, our house reef frogfishes and lots of manta rays; how many individual manta rays can you count?

Deep Blue Divers | 2018 November Highlights

This month’s November highlights video features some unusual footage of rare macro life filmed on the Six Senses Laamu house reef, gorgeous coral scenes and awe-inspiring video of favorites like barracudas, mantas and eagle rays. Lean back and enjoy! Music by Nacho Sotomayor .

Filmed while diving with Deep Blue Divers in Laamu / Maldives on a Canon C200 with Canon 100mm macro, SubSee +5, Sigma Art 18-35 and the Nauticam Wide Angle Conversion Port WACP.

#Maldives #underwatervideography #outoftheordinary #scubadiving

Deep Blue Divers | 2018 October Highlights

October was an epic month for diving in Laamu, with stunning manta courtship behaviour caught on film as well as one of the biggest gatherings of stingrays we’ve ever seen. Check out this month’s highlights video and you’ll see why we’re crazy about the diving here at Six Senses Laamu! Music by Nacho Sotomayor. Filmed while diving with Deep Blue Divers in Laamu / Maldives on a Canon C200 with Sigma Art 18-35 and the Nauticam Wide Angle Conversion Port WACP.