Our three night marine-life break is designed to either work as a self-contained Maldives experience or as a start to a longer independent stay in the archipelago.
Based on the island of Dhigurah in South Ari Atoll this package is perfectly suited to divers or snorkelers who seek out whale sharks, mantas and the world-renowned reefs, which make this location one of the best for diving in the Maldives. Dhigurah actually means long island and it is indeed the longest island in the atoll. It is also one of the most picturesque with a long beach, protected lagoon and a sandbar at its southern end.
It is just 20 minutes from Male by domestic flight followed by a short speedboat journey. Stroll along the white sandy beach with a length of more than 3 km and you will feel as though you have the beach all to yourself or treat yourself to dinner at one of the many close by 5* luxury resorts.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL. MALE CITY TOUR & TRANSFER
Arrive Male International Airport where you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with your public speedboat transfer to your local island in South Ari Atoll. The speedboat operates every day and leaves Male in the afternoon taking two hours to journey across the Indian Ocean to Dhigurah.
View the beauty of the many Maldives islands that pass you by, keeping your eyes open for dolphins or chat with the locals. Enjoy the evening to yourself and relax into island pace.
For those arriving on a morning flight we offer a walking tour of Male city to discover the history and tradition of the Maldives.
DAY 2: SNORKELING & WHALE-SHARK SAFARI
On Day 2, we head out for a whale shark safari! South Ari Atoll is well known for the possibility of encountering whale sharks year round particularly on the reefs behind Dhigurah. There is only one way we can spot them and that’s the old fashioned way of being out on the boat and looking! So this morning head out in search of the ocean’s largest fish. We may be lucky and see 2 or 3 sharks in half an hour or sometimes only one for the whole time we are searching, but the unpredictability all adds to the excitement! When we do spot them we will have the opportunity to snorkel alongside them, a truly magical experience.
DAY 3: FREE DAY
Day 3 is a free day with plenty of options. Spend the day just relaxing on the beach or snorkeling the lagoon. If you were unfortunate to encounter a whale shark yesterday there is a discounted rate offer if you choose to try again today. Ask the team at the guesthouse for details. Feeling energetic take the complimentary kayak or SUPs out onto the lagoon or why not take a tropical forest hike to the end of the island for sunset!
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO MALE
On Day 4, following an early breakfast, you will transfer by early morning public speedboat to Male. From there, you’ll head to Male International Airport or your onward destination.
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Enjoy your holidays!