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3 Star
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FREE
PADI dive center
Walking distance
House reef
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Resort Highlights

  • Chic 3* guest house on Dhigurah Island
  • Two minutes from a white sand beach 
  • Fantastic location within South Ari Atoll
  • Chance to see whale sharks and mantas
  • Restaurant with large roof terrace, sunset views
  • Maldivian, Asian and Western cuisine

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 20% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 80% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 12 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel less than 12 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

White Sand Dhigurah is a chic guest house on Dhigurah Island in South Ari Atoll, Maldives. 

The property is a two minute walk from the beach and offers modern rooms with queen sized beds and air conditioning. South Ari Atoll is famous for its almost guarenteed whale shark and manta sightings!

There is an on-site restaurant serving Maldivian, Asian and Western dishes. Enjoy your meals indoors or on the huge roof terrace as you watch the sun set over the island's palm trees and vegetation. 

Free WiFi is available throughout the restaurant, lobby and guestrooms. 

Explore diving around the White Sand Dhigurah

What to see

The Ari Atoll is famous among divers for its volume of pelagic species. It is not uncommon to see manta rays, whale sharks, hammerheads, guitar sharks, turtles, grey reef sharks and eagle rays all within a week’s diving.

While the Ari Atoll may be heaven for big species, it features a good deal of macro life as well. Frogfish, zebra morays, nudibranchs, blueline snappers and hundreds of other colorful fish species reside here.

Wherever you dive in the Ari Atoll, you are sure to be slack-jawed at least once a day by the sheer number of pelagic species you will encounter.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI Dive Center on Dhigurah Island
  • Fab house reef, pristine coral dive sites
  • Prime location in South Ari Atoll
  • Personalised service, new rental gear
  • Camera room and rinse tanks
  • Traditional dhoni boat with lots of shaded space

Description

Oceanholic Dive Centre is a PADI Dive Center on the beautiful Dhigurah Island in South Ari Atoll. 

The dive center is a five minute walk from White Sand Dhigurah and offers incredible access to warm, clear seas and pristine coral reefs. South Ari Atoll is one of the best destinations in the Maldives for seeing mantas, dolphins and whale sharks. 

The team offer personalised service and new rental equipment. The boat heads out for two dives each morning, even if you are the only buddy pair looking to dive that day. 

The dive center has a camera room, classroom and shaded space with table and chairs. The boat is a traditional dhoni with a generous amount of shaded space. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Center

Dive boat facilities

  • Camera Table
  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Toilet
  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Lunch Provided
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Dry Area
  • Seating Area
  • Shaded Space
  • Drinking Water
  • Custom Built
  • Ladder
  • Tea And Coffee

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Live Music
  • Sandbank
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Island Hopping
  • Jet Skiing

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Heating

Great for families

  • Kids Playground

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing
  • Beach Volleyball

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest international airport is Malè International Airport in Malè.
  • Dhigurah is located in South Ari Atoll, a 20 minutes’ flight or 1hour 30 minutes’ speedboat drive from the capital city, Male’. Please provide us with your flight details as soon as you have booked, and we can help you coordinate your transfers (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • Check in time is at 2pm.

Departure

  • Check out time is at 12pm (noon).
  • Once you have checked out at the reception, you can make your way back to the aiport in the same way you arrived. The hotel staff can be available to help you get your bags to the boat or ferry, provided you give advance notice (additional cost may apply). 

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