Diving and Snorkelling
All-Inclusive Diving & Snorkelling Hotel

All-Inclusive Diving & Snorkelling Hotel

designed and managed by divers, for divers.
Boutique Beach Maldives Dive Centre Buidling
Boutique Beach Maldives Divers underwater
Boutique Beach Maldives Dive Centre

About Boutique Beach

"Diving changed my life! I was a 9-7 lifer in the UK when I learnt to dive in the Maldives. It changed my life forever! I left my job some years later and decided to spend as much time as possible diving in the Maldives and enjoying the stunning sunsets from the beach."
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Our motto is…YOUR diving is OUR passion!

Boutique Beach is located on the beautiful Maldivian island of Dhigurah which is in the famous whale shark area in South Ari Atoll. Our diving is unique in the Maldives as this area is the only place with year round whale shark sightings.
Boutique Beach Maldives Map showing Whaleshark Location Sighting Markers
There are 15 deep reefs or thilas or pinnacles in between Dhigurah and the next island...the famous Kudarah thila is just 10 minutes away. Our PADI trained instructors at our dive base BB DIVE, will be happy to show you the best diving in the Maldives! Whether safari days looking for whale sharks, dolphins and mantas or exciting pinnacle dives with fantastic marine life and soft coral in amazing colours…
BB DIVE has it all!!! 
The British Whale Shark conservation group, who are also based on Dhigurah, have recorded 350 whale sharks in our area, of which only 10 are female. Average length is 5.92m, which makes them 'teenagers'. The whale sharks are there all year round, but some weather conditions make them harder to spot. Mantas regularly feed in our lagoon as well as at the cleaning station at Rangali, which is within easy reach.
Small and perfectly formed!
Our diving instructors specialise in taking small groups of divers, maximum 4/5 divers each, which enables them to ensure your safety as well as guiding you to see everything from the smallest shrimp to the largest fish in the sea, the whale shark! They speak many European languages, and spend everyday diving the sites around Dhigurah so know them better than anyone else. Typically we do up to 3 dives a day, with night dives on request and weather permitting. Full day trips are organised regularly to look for whale sharks or go to manta cleaning stations in season. Lunch is provided on the boat on those days as well as the usual drinks. Our whole mission is to give you a personal and intimate diving experience which you will never forget!

Our 55’ dive boat features ‘Ali cafe’ where tea, coffee and biscuits will be served after each dive. You will be given a reusable water bottle on arrival and there are water filling stations on the boat as well as in the hotel. There are two fresh water showers, a toilet, a fresh water tub for cameras, computers and torches. Fresh towels will be provided each day.

Our dive boat Captain has over 20 years spotting whale sharks and will always drop divers in the best place to observe them at close quarters. He can find each one of the 15 thilas, (pinnacles) without GPS and knows how to drop divers so they can drift slowly and calmly towards them. No fast and negative entry descents for our guests.


BB Dive is a 5* PADI registered divebase with our own Nitrox compressor as well as a Bauer air compressor. Well maintained dive equipment is available to hire, BCDs, regulators, computers as well as masks and fins which are FREE to anyone booking a package at Boutique Beach. Every diver will be given a surface balloon and will be trained how to use them if required. Reef hooks are available and training is also available for anyone new to the joy of cruising the current!
Dan diving insurance is available to book.
Boutique Beach Maldives Schematic of the Madlivian Islands and Location of Dhigurah and Male
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Kudarah Thila, is a marine protected reef since 1995 and is one of the most famous reefs in Maldives. Only 10 mins from our harbour and a very exciting dive with thousands of blue stripe snappers often being hunted by sharks, tunas, giant trevallys, and jacks. Some very beautiful soft corals with a large swim thru at one end.
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Broken Rock is also a very famous dive site due to its deep canyon which divers can swim thru one by one being very careful with fins, not to damage the beautiful fan corals growing on either side. Fantastic fish life and some brightly coloured soft corals in the overhangs. Sharks and eagle rays can often be seen cruising the current.
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5 Rocks also known as Reethi Thila is a great dive with 5 large blocks with canyons in between them. It is known for large barracudas, grey reef sharks in current, many different species of anemones, as well as eagle rays and surgeon fish following you to the surface. Beautiful fan corals form fields around the base of the thila and many beautiful soft corals can be found in the cracks and overhangs. Octopus also regularly seen here.
Our experienced Diving instructors can train guests in
  • PADI Open Water
  • PADI Advanced
  • PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox)
  • As well as any PADI courses up to and including Divemaster.
Each course is small and intimate with usually one or two divers.

At BB Dive all our instructors will listen to your previous diving experience and plan according to your individual skills and requirements.
Each evening our Dive team will visit the hotel before dinner and will share photos and videos on our TV screen as well as personally sharing them with anyone who wishes at no charge. Fish identification books are available and the next days dive and snorkelling plan will be discussed and formulated.

Sometimes full day safaris will be planned with lunch on the boat for whale shark spotting and snorkelling. Other days will include our most famous thila dives, such as Kudarah and perhaps a wreck dive. There are over 50 dive sites within each reach so lots of opportunity to see fantastic marine life and different types of diving...such as drift dives, wreck dives, channel dives.

Memories of our finest dive site!!! The Kudarah THILA dive site!!! 🎥 @apple34me

Posted by Boutique Beach All Inclusive Diving Hotel on Thursday, 14 May 2020
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Boutique Beach Maldives Dive Centre Building
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Boutique Beach Maldives Whaleshark Closeup underwater shot
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