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Dive Review of Boutique Beach in

Boutique Beach: "Boutique Beach, Maldives; the place to go for Whale Sharks", Oct, 2017,

by Deborah Fiscus, WA, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9943 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Boutique Beach is an all inclusive dive operation on the small island of Dhigurah. The hotel is small (6 rooms) but they are very comfortable and spacious. There is an amazing, partially outdoor shower (so cool to see the stars at night). The food is good and plentiful. Since this is the Maldives, there is no alcohol available on this particular island.
On the day we were to leave (very late flight out), the hotel was gracious enough to let us keep our room until we left. They also arranged a picnic/barbecue on a local beach. Amazing!
Diving was done with their own operator. The DM would come to the hotel after dinner and talk with us about what we wanted to see and do the next day. We had numerous opportunities to snorkel with whale sharks, but the icing on the cake was being able to see them while diving. It was truly a bucket list experience.
There were sites where the current was significant. These were the places with the healthiest corals. The numbers of marine species were plentiful.
There were sites on the beaches and parts of the marina that were littered with trash which was very sad.
Websites Boutique Beach   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Mexico, Belize, Bay Islands, Palau, Cuba
Closest Airport Maamigili Getting There US to Dubai to Male to Maamigili then boat to Dhigurah

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions In the Maldives max time 60 minutes, max depth 99 ft
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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