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Underwater Photo Location: Hithadoo Corner (aka Laamu's Manta Point)

Underwater Photo Location: Hithadoo Corner (aka Laamu's Manta Point)

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Top: 8 -22 m Bottom: +40 m
This long plateau slopes gently down into the channel from 8 to 22m. The outer reef drops away to the south, the channel opening in the east and northeast. Several big coral bommies with cleaning stations are present between 15 and 22m.

What can you see: Big shoals of fish, giant barracudas, different turtles, huge potato groupers, lobster, batfish, napoleon wrasses, moray eels, giant reef rays, Jenkins rays, mangrove rays and eagle rays, whitetip reef sharks and occasionally grey reef sharks. Up to 4m big manta rays get attracted regularly to the cleaning stations.

Difficulty: All experience levels, however, if the current is strong, this place can be demanding.

Tip: Nitrox recommended
Facts about Hithadoo Corner (aka Laamu's Manta Point)
  • It is in Maldives
  • Hithadoo Corner (aka Laamu's Manta Point) is in the Indian Ocean.
  • The typical depth is 0-40 Metres 0-130 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
dayboat

Marine Life
bigsharkswhalesdolphinsturtlesshoalsstinging

Diving facilities
airnitroxinstructionguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
macrowideangleprocessingpfriendlyphireinstruction

by Marteyne Van Well
Turtle close up taken at Hithadhoo West, dive site of Ocean Dimensions at Six Senses Laamu. Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon 16-35mm lens, Sea & Sea 250 Pro strobes and settings ISO 160, f/9.0, 1/200

by Marteyne Van Well
A huge jelly fish passing by

by Joerg Blessing
Manta female leads a mating train

by Joerg Blessing
Manta ray at cleaning station

by Joerg Blessing
Oriental Sweetlips inspecting the camera

by Joerg Blessing
"The yellow block" a manta cleaning station with lots of bluestriped snappers and goatfishes
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