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Equator Village NEW

Maldives, Indian Ocean


For your diving holiday to the Maldives, the Equator Village, located on the equator on Gan Island in  is an excellent value with an onsite restaurant, bar, swimming pool, beach and dive centre. Originally an RAF base, it is now developed as a diving resort linked by causeway to locally inhabited islands.

Located on the southern-most Atoll of the Maldives, Addu Atoll,  Gan Island, Equator Village is approximately a 5 minutes drive from Gan International airport. Joined together by causeways the islands of Feydhoo, Maradhoo and Hithadhoo can be reached by costal roads which are lined with cafes and palm trees.

A 3 start, unpretentious property. with 78 spacious bungalows accessed by tree lined pathways through courtyard gardens. The standard rooms are simple and comfortable with air conditioning, a tea and coffee maker, telephone, hair dryer, mini fridge, TV, veranda and outdoor seating.


Overlooking the gardens, the Blue Lagoon Restaurant offers western, oriental, eastern asian, and local cuisine served as buffet style The hotel bar serves a variety of drinks, located near to the pool, restaurant and entertainment room. The hotel has a private beach, outdoor swimming pool and a spa with a steam room, massages, body and beauty treatments available and payable locally in resort.

All inclusive includes:

• Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
• Spirits of regular brand such as whisky, gin, bottled water, canned juices, soft drinks, Cocktail of the day (one per person per day), table wine by the glass, Selected brand of beer and evening snacks (ordinary sandwiches, cakes or biscuits) with tea/coffee between 16:00pm to 18:00pm.
• All cans and bottles will be issued opened only and self-served at the bar/lounge.
• All guests are served at the restaurant, but no hard liquors will be served. A guest may order but must be self-served.
• Bicycle on free of charge.
• One Island hopping with BBQ lunch during the entire stay. (Minimum 1 week stay guests only)
• 1 Snorkeling trip daily (no equipment - rental additional charge, payable locally).
• Bar for all-inclusive service is open from 09.00am until midnight (00:00hrs).
• Drinks taken after 00:00 hours midnight will be charged at the normal rate.
• No drinks or excursions can be exchanged for another service or shall be offered to a third party.
• Drinks or excursion will be charged at the normal rate if offered to another guest/s or any of our staff.

Located on site Diverland is a PADI 5 star Dive Centre offering a variety of facilities and services. Manta can be seen all year round, with Addu being the only place in Maldives where Mantas rays with over 5 meter wings spans are known to exist. More >

Our Opinion
An excellent value island. Gan island is not a typical beach resort but part of 4 islands inter-linked by road bridges. From here you can explore these other islands and enjoy fantastic diving with many Manta sitings.

Fact File

Diving Conditions

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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 >

Liveaboard Itineraries More >

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.