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Gan Island Dive Centre NEW - Maldives, Indian Ocean

The Gan Island Dive Centre is located onsite at Equator Village, offering a variety of dive courses, sites and wrecks.

The dive centre is located at Equator Village in Addu Atoll’s Gan Island, approximately a 5 minutes drive from Gan International airport. The hotel has an onsite restaurant and bar.

Facilities & Services
The centre has snorkels, masks, fins and the latest scuba gear available for rental. Nitrox is available at the centre. SSI Dive courses are available for all levels of diver.

There is a house reef which is 12-30 meters and accessible from the beach. The diving offers pristine reefs, exotic species of fish and year round Mantas. Addu is the only place in the Maldives where Manta rays with over 5 meter wing spans are known to exist. Accessible from the centre is the British Loyalty; this is the largest wreck in the Maldives, spanning 140 meters with depths of 17-33 meters making it accessible for all levels of diver. The channels and outer reefs of this atoll are also home to a number of shark species, hanksbill, green turtles and schools of large fish.

Dive Courses
The centres team of PADI instructors offer a full range of dive courses from the Open Water Diver certification up to professional Divemaster.



  Beginners course with certificate

  Advanced course with certificate


Dive Packages



  6 days non limit diving (tanks/weights included)

 Dive boat trips             




Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving






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Best Time: Dec-April (Summer/NE
monsoon) & June-Oct (SW current)

Average Air temps: 28-30°C
Average Water temps: 28-30°C

Visibility: 20-30m + (varies
depending on season & sites).

Top Dive Sites: Too many to
mention. Each island offers
short distance to dive sites,
excellent house reefs. Sites
for all levels. More >

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Great Reasons to Dive in Maldives

  • Clear visibility.
  • Vast number of dive sites.
  • Chance to see Manta Whales
    & Whale Sharks  in Summer months, on the SW side.
  • Large schooling pelagics.
  • 3*,4* & 5* island resorts
  • Liveaboards with free places for whole boat bookings.



Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.