About Gan Island, Maldives!
The island of Gan lies just south of the equator. It is part of Addu Atoll, the southernmost atoll in the Maldives. This atoll is the second most densely populated region of the country after Male' the capital. Gan is 5km long by 3km wide making it the largest island in the atoll. Twenty kilometers of man-made causeways link Gan and the other islands of the Western Lagoon into a continuous chain.
Gan is not a typical Maldives beach resort set on an isolated private island.Instead, guests have the opportunity to explore the area and freely visit the friendly local communities on the neighboring islands. While there is lots to see on land, it is the underwater attractions that bring divers back to Addu Atoll again and again.
Explore the Addu Atoll
Beautiful Addu Atoll, the most southerly of the Maldives island groups, is definitely worth visiting for divers. Here, the coral is the best in the country, while a modern road linking Gan's second city of Hithadhoo is a great place for a bike ride. Divers looking for large, colorful coral colonies of all species and forms will not be disappointed. Addu Atoll was lucky to have been spared the effects of the coral bleaching. Divers keen to see some of our larger underwater wildlife will find much to quicken their pulse. Addu Atoll is one of the few places in the Maldives where giant manta rays, with wingspans of 5 meters plus, can be found throughout the year. The channels and outer reefs of this atoll are also home to a number of shark species, hawksbill and green turtles, and abundant schools of large fish. There is excellent coral growth with healthy colonies of both hard and soft corals