Meet the Team
All-Inclusive Diving & Snorkelling Hotel

All-Inclusive Diving & Snorkelling Hotel

designed and managed by divers, for divers.

The Boutique Beach Guest Support Team

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BB Hotel Manager
Afzal is from Dhigurah where the hotel is based and has spent nearly 20 years of his professional career in the travel industry working in 5* resorts in Maldives such as Mirihi, Lux, Kihaad and Diva. His skills in marketing, especially social media and guest relations have been a key asset to the hotel since opening. He is a diver too and loves his local sports such as volleyball and wake boarding. He loves to travel both for business and leisure.
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Dive Base Leader
Danish with experience teaching and diving off Tanzania, Vietnam and Maldives. Fluent Danish and English with basic German. Key experience in running Open Water, Advanced and enriched air courses in particular. Keen photographer and social media expert.
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BB CEO and addicted diver
Romney is from London UK but discovered Maldives in 1996. She immediately felt a close attraction for this wonderful simple place with such a closeness to nature. Her love of diving started here and grew over the years to a true addiction, so much so that she decided to leave her job in retail marketing to build a hotel designed specifically for divers. Her skills in shop-fit design and marketing have being used in the design of the hotel and also in the website and ongoing marketing of the concept of our all inclusive diving experience. She previously was Marketing Director at BHS and F&F at Tesco UK.
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Boat Captain
Ibrahim...Boat Captain, with over 30 years experience spotting whale sharks and mantas. Ibrahim knows where all the reefs are, in particular he reads the currents just right to drop divers in the perfect place to arrive safely at the thilas without a stressful descent.
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Isuru is originally from Sri Lanka and has been part of BB family for almost 4 years. He has completed his CIMA Management Level and was assistant accountant at Jetwing hotel group in Sri Lanka before coming to the Maldives. Isuru is responsible for keeping accurate accounts and preparing tax documents. Maldivian tax rules keep him on his toes! His dry humour and love of good food have made him a legend in his own lifetime!
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With 28 years experience in the hospitality sector Chef Shanthi joined BB in Nov 2019. His valuable knowledge gained in Maldivian 4/5* resorts and also boutique hotels based at home in Sri Lanka set him apart from other chefs working in the new hotels on local islands in Maldives. We are REALLY happy with his wonderful cooking selection, fantastic guest care and kitchen hygiene! His passionfruit cheesecake is legendary and his preparation of freshly caught fish has converted even the most sceptical. His international menus cover European, Sri Lankan and Maldivian cuisine. He is particularlinterested to learn individual requirements and is happy to adjust menus to cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and other tastes. Guest feedback has been marvellous and many cant wait to return to sample his most famous recipes.
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Originally from Bangladesh Saeed has lived on Dhigurah for 10 years. Famous for his smiling face and looking after our guests, he is always available for a chat and making sure your restaurant experience is as perfect as it's possible to be. He is well-known for his special occasion table decoration.
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Assistant Chef
Amith joined BB in Jan 20 after a strong recommendation from Shanthi. Amith also worked in the boutique hotel in Sri Lanka and is learning many valuable lessons over the last 2+ years. His main role is to support Shanthi with food preparation and he also excels in keeping our kitchen and equipment cleaned with precision!
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Operations and Maintenance
Originally from Bangladesh Kaushar has lived on Dhigurah for 4 years. He ensures guest arrivals and departures happen on time and smoothly. He makes sure that any issues with hotel maintenance are dealt with promptly and his skills in electrical works have been growing. His lights on the beach and at Christmas are legendary!
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Dive Boat Captain
Experienced dive boat Captain. He is from Dhigurah so has spent the last 25+ years navigating the waters in the area. Excellent at spotting whale sharks, mantas and dolphins!
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Boat Crew
Famous for Ali Cafe where tea, coffee and snacks are provided in between dives. He is also brilliant at helping divers kitting up and assisting divers exiting the water. Always helpful and cheerful!
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