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Dive Review of Diverland Gan/Equator Village in
Maldives

Diverland Gan/Equator Village: "Addu Atoll, Maldives Deep South", Mar, 2017,

by Mr Brent Woods, ON, CA (Contributor Contributor 13 reports). Report 9640.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Ontario, Quebec, Cuba, Roatan, Red Sea, Little Cayman, St. Eustatius, Saba, Bonaire, Jamaica, Pohnpei, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Chuuk, Palau, Yap, Cozumel, Kosrae, Bahamas
Closest Airport Male Getting There Airport on Gan has flights from India and Sri Lanka as well as domestic flights

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There are no facilities for camera equipment on dive boats. There is no camera room at resort. There is a dedicated rinse tank for cameras computers and regulators. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Addu Atoll was an add-on to our trip on the Manthiri (see separate report). 11 of our group of 12 went here. Addu is the southernmost of the Maldives atolls. We flew here from Male. The Manthiri booked domestic flights, all inclusive accommodations at Equator Village and a dive package with Diverland Gan for us.

We choose Addu because according to Lonely Planet the reefs here escaped the massive bleaching and die-off that hit the rest of the Maldives ~15 years ago. Lonely Planet was wrong.

The hotel:

Equator village is a small, modestly priced, all-inclusive resort. The resort is clean. The current manager has greatly reduced th ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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