380 miles north of the British Indian Ocean territory of Diego Garcia lies the Addu Atoll. The island of Gan is the southernmost tip of the Maldives chain. Used as a secret harbor to refuel allied ships in WW2 and a royal Naval Air Station, the island was forgotten until 1950. The closing of India and Sri Lanka to Britain caused them create a Royal Air Force station on the island, which closed in 1976. In the late 1990s Gan Island opened up to tourism, which has been lackluster. In 2009 a Dutchman, Marc Kowenburg opened a scuba centre and started to showcase the scuba diving in Gan, which is nothing short of magnificent. The fact that you have not heard of Gan tells you that it is barely dived. This is the story of diving in Gan.
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