Addu Atoll, is the southernmost atoll of the Maldives. Addu Atoll, together with Fuvahmulah, located 52.3 km north of Addu Atoll, extend the Maldives into the Southern Hemisphere. Addu is home to an array of dive sites, all with their own unique features including the famed Addu Manta Point, where you can see Manta rays year-round.
Airport: Gan International Airport (GAN)
Trip Duration: 5-7 Days Trip
Intermediate to Advanced Diver
What to see
Addu Atoll also possesses particularly rich manta and dolphin fauna. A great diversity of species has been found there. Addu Atoll is the only area in the Maldives that was not affected by the 1998 global coral bleaching. The south of the Maldives was spared from the “too warm” major ocean currents (El Niño); the bright and healthy corals start at the top of giris and thilas (about 1 meter [3 ft] under the surface) and slope down with the reef to a depth of 30 meters (98 ft) or more.
- Day 1. Arrival to Gan International Airport and transfer to resort.
- Day 2-5. Up to 3 guided boat dives.
- Day 6. Local island tour
- Day 7. Departure from Gan International Airport to Male or Colombo.
Dive Site Information
- Best time to visit: November till March.
- Water Temp: 26-30°C,
- Air Temp: 25-33°C
- Visibility: 20-50 meters
- Current: medium to strong
- Gan International Airport. There are six flights a day with Maldivian airlines from Malé and direct flights from Colombo with SriLankan Airlines three times a week.
Health & Insurance
- Dive Insurance compulsory for this trip. We also strongly advise you to get adequate travel insurance. Please check your travel insurance policy for your diving needs. If not covered then we recommend DiveAssure for single trip policy cover.
- Dive Computer compulsory on this trip.
- Follow Safe Diving Practices at ALL times plus No Deco Diving and No Solo Diving.
Explore Gan Island and experience its rich history as home to British military bases with colonial architecture still existed in some areas.
Although, you can dive in Addu all year round, the monsoons bring quite a lot of rain between April and October.