Aquaventure Maldives, diving in the southern Maldives

Aquaventure Maldives in the southern Maldives, south of the Equator lies one of the country's perhaps least discovered atolls, Addu. Here, several islands are connected by bridges, so it is actually possible to cycle for a few miles and it offers something completely different to other parts of the country. In addition, the atoll is quite unique as it is always possible to dive regardless of the weather. The atoll is known for large fish and perhaps most of all for its manta rays, which are found here all year round. On one of the islands is a really good guesthouse that is not that big so it becomes personal and the staff is very service minded.

At the Equatorial Divers Lodge on Feydhoo Island there are a total of 10 double rooms and as a complement there is also the True Sunset Beach House with 7 more rooms on Maradhoo Island. Breakfast and three dives a day are included in your diving package, sea flights from and to Male airport and transfers are also included.

You live simply but it's cozy and personal and there's an inhouse pool to lounge and relax in. It's nice to go out on the islands by bike and look around so there's always something to see and do even when you're not diving. The southern Maldives is not yet as discovered and dived as the other parts further north and this means that the experience here will be a little different and you will not have many tourists around you.

Equatorial Lodge

Situated in Feydhoo, less than 1 km from Gan Beach, Equatorial Divers Lodge features express check-in and check-out and free WiFi throughout the property. This property has family rooms and also offers a terrace. The property offers a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge and currency exchange for guests. At the guest house, all rooms are equipped with a desk and each room has air conditioning and a private bathroom. The property offers laundry services as well as business facilities such as fax and photocopying. Equatorial Divers Lodge is the only guest house in Feyedhoo that has an inhouse pool for its guests.

True South

True South offers you an authentic Maldivian experience in a secluded setting with lush vegetation and just a stone's throw from the beach. It is a local modern beach house nestled in the sunset on Maradhoo Island in Addu Atoll. The beach house consists of a total of 7 rooms, of which 5 rooms have a view of the sunset and 2 rooms have a view of the island.

True South offers amenities including daily housekeeping, private check-in/check-out, taxi service, luggage storage, private beach. Here you have free Wi-Fi in public areas and a kitchen in the house for breakfast and simple snacks. True South Sunset Beach House has a lot to offer for anyone who loves tropical island leisure, active adventure and history. There is too much to do and too many things to see in Addu Atoll so you will never be bored.

Enjoy the good service at True South Beach House. The rooms are include breakfast, provided "Palm Village Restaurant". For lunch and dinner, you can choose one of the local restaurants nearby, serving a local, Indian or western cuisine.

Aquaventure Maldives in the southern Maldives is a real gem and you can go here all year round to see manta rays. There is also much else to experience below the surface and perhaps the Maldives' finest coral reef. Are you interested or keen to combine your stay here with a liveaboard or another resort then it is completely possible, contact us and we will arrange it for you.


  • 10 + 7 rooms with private bathroom
  • Location near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Own pool (Equatorial)
  • Roof Terrace (Equatorial)
  • Own diving center
  • Full board as an option
  • Free WIFI
  • Air conditioning
  • Reception open around the clock
  • Addu Atoll
  • Manta rays all year round

All pictures with © approval from Aquaventure, Maldives

Equatorial Room

Equatorial Dive Lodge has a total of 10 rooms with either two single beds or a double bed. All rooms have air conditioning and private bathroom. Breakfast is included in all packages

True South Room

True South Beach House has a total of 7 rooms with either two single beds or a double bed. All rooms have air conditioning and private bathroom. Breakfast is included in all packages. 5 rooms with sea views and 2 with island views.

Dive and snorkel with Aquaventure Maldives

  • Manta rays, manta rays, manta rays
  • The Maldives' largest wreck – 140 meters at a depth of 31 meters
  • Always diveable
  • Sharks of different species
  • Snorkeling trips from land and boat
  • Wide range of PADI courses

The southernmost Addu atoll in the Maldives is very different from the other atolls. Here there are only four channels into the atoll and this means that it is always possible to dive. There are always places without waves and strong wind. Addu atoll is known for large marine life. It is probably the only place in the Maldives that can offer manta rays at its grooming stations all year round. In addition to the mantas that have made Gan and Addu atoll famous, there are also plenty of sharks here. With a bit of luck, both tiger and hammerhead sharks can pass over the reef or out of the blue. Plus plenty of reef sharks, sailfish, nurse sharks and various rays.

Just 15 minutes from the dive center is also the Maldives' largest wreck, The British Loyalty, from the Second World War. She rests at a depth of approximately 30 meters. With its 140 meter long hull, fully covered with corals and sponges, it's a really cool dive. All dive sites can be reached within 90 minutes from the dive center, but most are significantly closer. The diving center offers courses up to Divemaster and you do up to three dives per day. Nitrox is available for those who are certified. Addu and Gan is truly unique. Perhaps the best diving in the Maldives and here the guides do everything they can to ensure that you are satisfied with your diving.

For those who want to see something different in the Maldives, this atoll is really worth a visit and for those who like big fish, this is perhaps one of the best places to dive in the Maldives today.

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