Laamu, Gan Atoll - Boat Diving
Our traditional daily diving boats (dhoni) depart from Gan Island harbour, which is just a 5-minute walk or 1-minute drive away. Dive sites are reached within 10 to 60 minutes.
We offer 2 tank dives in the morning leaving at 9:00 and returning at about 14:00. An afternoon single boat dive will be provided.
Full-day trips to further away dive sites will be organized on a regular basis.
- Standard boat diving includes 2 morning dives per day with guide, tanks and weights.
- Approximate duration is 08:00 to 14:00 - 14:30 depending on the sites visited.
- An additional afternoon dive is offered, subject to availability, leaving at approximately 14:30.
- Full day and special trips to sites further afield are arranged in resort.
- Click here for more information on a typical boat diving day.
- If you haven't dived for a while, then we recommend you take a scuba review as required by your training organisation.
A typical day's diving on our boats
- 8:00 - Meet at the dive centre to check in/set up your equipment before leaving for the harbour and to ensure everything is working. Check-in procedures take longer on the first day as we prepare the dive equipment.
- 8:30 - Transfer to the harbour and board dhoni.
- 9:00 - Boat leaves for daily diving. Boat and safety briefing if it's your first day.
- 9:30 - 13:00 - Two dives, including dive briefings, and the service of the dive guide. Complimentary refreshments (normally fruit and water) are offered between dives.
Surface interval approximately 60-90 minutes.
- 14:00 - Return to Reveries Diving Village if not diving in the afternoon. All equipment is removed from the dhoni, rinsed and stored at the diving centre.
- 14:30 - Boat departs for afternoon dive. Boat briefing for any new guests.
- 14:45 - One dive, including dive briefing, and service of the dive guide.
- 16:30 - 17:00 - Return to Reveries Diving Village. All equipment is removed from the dhoni, rinsed and stored at the diving centre.
(some of the dives are included in the dive package price and visited on a rotational basis)
Laamu Atoll Diving: Channels and drift diving
Current: Moderate to strong
Water Temperature: 27°C -30°C
Diver Experience: Beginner to Advanced
Diving Season: All year round, best conditions December to May
Suitable for Snorkellers: Yes
No. of Dive Sites: 11
Laamu Atoll (also known as Haddhunmathi Atoll) is an oval shaped southern atoll. It's 48 km long, 35 km wide and has some of the top dive sites in the world such as Guraidhoo and Gan. This Maldives Atoll is situated 32 km south east of Kolhumandulu Atoll and 95 km north of Huvadhoo Atoll. Laamu Atoll boasts numerous pristine dive sites with many different features like caves, steep drop offs, swim-throughs, not to mention the abundance of marine life and beautiful topography. Expect beautiful fish-filled channels with memorable shark encounters.
- Fushi Kandu is a fantastic channel accessed by first entering a relatively shallow entrance at 15m and crossing in order to maximise sightings and to give an extended channel dive. This dive site is commonly described as Fish Soup and it rarely disappoints with resident grey reef sharks, barracuda, big eye jacks and copious other fish life.
- Laamu Manta Point; simply relax and watch these graceful beasts do a fly-by over your head to join the queue of manta each waiting their turn for a clean-up from cleaner wrasse, which are resident to an active, nearby coral block
Click here for your full price list on day diving, additional dives and equipment.
What you could see beneath the sea:
Turtles, parrotfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, clownfish, barracuda, tuna, Napoleon wrasse, moray eels, stingrays, eagle rays, manta rays, grey reef sharks, tiger shark, guitar rays, and occasionally, whale sharks.