TME Retreats Maldives, diving and snorkeling

TME Retreats in the Maldives and Dhigurah Island in South Ari Atoll have a very special attraction. Whale sharks thrive here very well. All year round you can here dive and snorkel with the world's largest fish along the atoll's outer reef. A 30-minute flight takes you from Malé to Maamigili, followed by a boat trip to the neighboring island of Dhigurah. TME Retreats is one of the island's first guesthouses and they also run their own PADI dive center, Island divers.

Dhigurah is a quiet island with a small selection of local restaurants, cafes and shops. The island has kilometers of white beaches and a fantastic outer reef where whale sharks are seen several times a week. The guesthouse offers diving, snorkelling excursions, visits to deserted islands and sandbanks, dolphin safaris, night fishing and various water sports. It is also possible to visit nearby resort islands if you are interested in trying the luxury life for a day.

TME Retreats guesthouse has 8 rooms with high comfort. There is free wifi in the reception and restaurant. The small restaurant is well attended and offers both half and full board for those who wish.

You can reach TME Retreats and the island of Dhigurah by domestic flight from Malé airport in about 20 minutes and then you take a boat for about 30 minutes to the resort.

Are you interested or keen to combine your stay here with a liveaboard or another resort then it is completely possible, contact us and we will arrange it for you.


  • 8 rooms with private bathroom
  • Location on the beach
  • Own restaurant
  • Half and full board
  • Own PADI diving center
  • Spa
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi in public areas
  • Reception open around the clock
  • Popular hangout for whale sharks
  • Excursions to deserted islands and sandbanks
  • Snorkelling, dolphin safari, night fishing, various water sports
Deluxe room

TME Retreat Shairose has 8 rooms with high comfort. 4 of them are on the ground floor and the other 4 are one floor up. All rooms are fully equipped with private bathroom, refrigerator, television, air conditioning, hot water and a private patio.

Dive with Island Divers

  • Daily boat trips for diving and snorkeling
  • PADI 5* diving center
  • Wide range of PADI courses

The diving here is organized by Island Divers who have their diving center on the island. The variety of diving in this area is absolutely fantastic. The dive center's geographic location allows them to offer diving in both northern and southern Ari. There is even the option of taking you to Vaavu Atoll for the famous night dives at Alimatha which means the dive center covers the very best parts of a classic liveaboard itinerary in the Maldives. However, the most popular dives are just around the corner. Along the outer reef on the southwestern edge of the atoll, whale sharks are seen basically every day. This is by far the best whale shark diving spot in the Maldives and liveaboard boats always pass this spot during their routes. Here you can both snorkel and dive with whale sharks, sometimes several at a time.

Southern Ari also offers many cleaning stations for manta rays and during the southwest monsoon (June to November) you may be lucky enough to see them circulating in large groups with their gapes open to capture as much plankton as possible. The atoll also has incredibly beautiful inner reefs and colorful walls with very rich fish life.

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