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Atolls

The Maldives consists of atolls, coral reefs and low-lying coral islands. There are 22 geographical atolls comprising of about 1200 islands which are divided into 20 administrative units. Not all islands are inhabited. In fact only about 200 islands are inhabited.

The Maldives can be split up into 3 distinct regions, known as the Northern Atolls, the Southern Atolls, and the Central Atolls. Each region offers a unique diving experience with a different climate and diving conditions.


 

Addu Atoll

ADDU ATOLL IS THE MOST SOUTHERN ATOLL IN THE MALDIVES AND OFFERS UNIQUE, WONDERFUL DIVING, 12 MONTHS A YEAR MANTA RAYS AND OFFERING THE BRITISH LOYALTY "A SECOND WORLDWAR WRECK", 140 METER TALL ON 30 METERS DEPTH.

The Addu Atoll is the southernmost atoll in the Maldives. Scuba diving the Addu Atoll is a truly unforgettable experience that stands out from the rest in the Maldives. Whether you’re a beginner or a very experienced scuba diver, the Maldives are just one part of the world that offers a large number of diverse dive sites that cater to every individual scuba diver’s needs and desires for underwater adventure and beauty.

Both less-advanced and advanced divers will find something for them in Addu Atoll, with weak and strong currents and dive sites specifically rated for beginner divers, such as Marc's dream 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 highlights are the Channels "Maa Kandu & Kuda Kandu - encounters different kind of sharks, eagle rays, dogtooth tunas and with luck some manta rays.


 

Diving quick facts

Depth:

North West channels depths: 35m to 40m+
South East channels depths: 25m to 60m+
Outside reefs depths: 5m to 60m+
Inside reefs depths: 5m 30m +
Thila Depths: 12m to 30m+

Best time to dive:
feb - april / june - november

 

Topography: 
Channels, Long Reefs, Wreck, Overhangs, Walls, Drop-offs

Coral life:
Hard Corals, Soft Corals, Sea Fans

Mega fauna:
Rays, Oceanic Sharks, Reefsharks, Turtles, Sea Mammal, Macro

Wreck:
British Loyalty


 

Marine Life Addu Atoll


Aquaventure Dive Center

Was founded in 2013 on Maradhoo Island, Addu Atoll. It’s a local island in the southernmost atoll of the Maldives. Aquaventure is the first PADI Dive Center in Local Addu, where we offer a full range of daily excursions and PADI courses for beginners to professionals.

Aquaventure is a dive center for the diver who wants to dive in small groups with a personal care, no supermarket diving and all dives are made within the personal limits of training/experienc. We are equipped with 50 S80 aluminium tanks. Our rental equipment are all A-brands like Aqualung, Cressi and Mares.

We running three secures BAUER K14 compressors with totally 750 L/M, and using 300 BAR buffers, so we can fill fast on demand.

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Equatorial Divers Lodge

Located at Feydhoo – one of the Maldives local islands – is a popular choice for scuba divers. Set in the excitement of the Island, the Divers Lodge is a 3-star guesthouse at an excellent location. It provides access to the Atoll's biggest attractions "Scuba Diving & Snorkeling".

With its convenient location, the lodge offers easy access to the atolls must-see destinations. At Equatorial Divers Lodge, every effort is made to make guests feel welcome, comfortable and at ease.

The lodge provides the best in services and amenities with daily housekeeping, private check-in/check-out, taxi service, luggage storage, inhouse pool, free Wi-Fi in public areas and an inhouse restaurant with an international cuisine.

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