Diving in Addu Atoll is superb, with stunning visibility and average depths of 30-35 meters.
And it's very diverse too. If you love pelagics, you'll enjoy the year-round diving with sharks, turtles and mantas.
Both less-advanced and advanced divers will find something for them in Addu Atoll, with weaker currents than in some of the other atolls and dive sites specifically rated for beginner divers, such as Gan Inside, a shallow dive that brings you into close contact with stingrays.
For the more advanced diver, there's the awe-inspiring British Loyalty Wreck, an almost 6000 tonne oil tanker sitting at just over 30 meters and offering the largest wreck to dive across the Maldives.
Another massive highlight is Shark Point, which features the 'Shark Hotel' - see close to 20 grey reef sharks idling around on the sandy bottom.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Most visitors will fly into Malé and then transfer to Gan International Airport via Maldivian Airways, which runs regular daily flights into Gan. The journey will take you around 60 minutes. Direct flights to Gan International Airport come via Colombo Airport in Sri Lanka.