Located on the local island of Gan, this small property is perfect for diving the remote and untouched Laamu Atoll. A great place to escape from the crowds.
The first and only guesthouse with resort facilities on a local island, this unique retreat is surrounded by tropical gardens, boasts a private beach and features 25 rooms and a villa with modern amenities. Facilities include a restaurant, roof top bar, gym, plunge pool and wellness centre. On the island you’ll find ancient Buddhist ruins, an inland lake, five miles of white sand beach, surf spots and a number of untouched reefs to explore.
Photographers, snorkellers and beginners have plenty to discover on the inner reef: beautiful hard corals, an abundance of macro life and numerous turtles. Experienced divers will enjoy diving the channels with barracuda, snapper, eagle rays, grey reef and nurse sharks and manta rays to name a few of the regular marine life sightings here.
Transfer to Gan is a 35 minute domestic flight from Malé. Please respect local customs and religion by covering up in public areas. Alcohol is not available on local islands, but it is possible to arrange visits to nearby resorts.
Dive Club Laamu
Operated by experienced local and European instructors this PADI affiliated dive centre offers daily boat diving and a full range of courses.
Diving is available year round, with the calmest conditions from Dec – Jun. Laamu Atoll is an untouched paradise for divers and snorkellers. There’s something for everyone here. The house reef is a shallow sandy area and home to juvenile fish, octopus and stingrays. With relatively few channels, photographers and beginners have plenty to discover, beautiful hard corals, an abundance of macro life and turtles swimming around the inner reefs. Experienced divers also enjoy the larger pelagic species found at the sites in the channels, barracuda, eagle rays, schooling snapper, grey reef and nurse sharks and manta rays to name a few.
is featured in the following itinerary:
Dive local on the Laamu Atoll - a unique holiday experience with world-class diving opportunities. Discover an untouched area of the Maldives and learn about this secret paradise from the locals.
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 10 days
Price inc. flights: From £2,375 pp
Tailor-made trip idea
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This region has few resorts, and consequently is best explored by liveaboard. Diving itineraries focus on the pristine and unexplored atolls of Meemu, Thaa, Laamu and in season, Huvadhoo Atoll, which is one of the Maldives' premier shark diving locations.
Ideal for viewing: scalloped hammerhead shark, reef manta ray, grey reef shark, whale shark, napoleon wrasse