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Island Facts:

Island Size: Length 3.175 km (1.973 mi) - Width 0.275 km (0.171 mi)
Island Population: 610 (including foreigners)
Distance from International Airport: 96.8 km (60.1 mi)
By Boat from Male': around 7 to 8 hrs by Ferry Boat - low budget
By Speedboat from Male': around 2 hours
By Domestic flight: Around 20 minutes by domestic flight to Maamingili Airport and then by Ferry boat
 

Island Description

Dhigurah lies on the south-east rim of the Alif Dhaal atoll. 

Dhigurah means long island, and at three kilometers, it is indeed the longest island in the atoll.

The island gets narrower in its southern direction and ends with a sandbank

It is also one of the most picturesque with its long beach, protected lagoon and thatched huts mingling with heavy foliage down to the water’s edge. The lagoon also offers good anchorage to safari boats during the north-east monsoon. There are sandbanks at the southern end.

People are engaged in fishing, woodworking and boat building.

People live in the head part of the island (about 500 meters), the remaining 2.5 kilometers is occupied by the equatorial forest. On both sides of the island is a beach, the length of almost the entire length. Being on the one hand Dhigurah, you can admire the sunrise, and on the other – the sunset.

There are two schools and a kindergarden, a hospital, a number of shops, souvenir shops and Island Office - an information center.

Near the island (a narrow part of it) there is a sandbank, where picnics can be held. It can be reached by foot or by boat.

The South Ari Atoll (Alif Daal) is widely known for its beautiful underwater world. This is one of the few places in the world where you can see a large number of whale sharks (harmless to humans as they only eat planctons), rare sea turtles, giant rays (manta rays), colorful fishes and colorful congestions of coral reefs at arm's length. Here live fish-needle, fish-napoleon (can grow up to two meters), parrotfish, all kinds of grupers, reeds, clowns, morays ... more than 1000 species of fish and other marine creatures - corals, stars and mollusks.

Dhigurah island is officially marked with more than 30 diving-points, and the island has its own dive center.

Island Health Center / Hospital Detail:           A. Dh Dhigurah Health Center

Accomodations to Book

Classified
ATHIRI BEACH
ATHIRI BEACH (✸✸✸)
Dhigurah
Classified
DHIVEHI EXPERIENCE
DHIVEHI EXPERIENCE (✸✸✸)
Dhigurah

Transportation to Choose

Speed Boat

Speed Boat

Speed Boat is a little fast mode of travel to the island. Equipped with L-Jackets. A small bottle of Water & vomiting bag will be provided on board

Speed Boat Operator:

ENDHERI SPEED: Ph 773 9068 

Boat Ferry - low budget

Boat Ferry - low budget

For budget traveler’s cheapest way is by Ferry-Boats or by Cargo-Ferry. Strong to sea wt L-Jackets. It is adventurous & for couples it can be a rom- journey - enjoy watching waves while listening to sea breeze. Boat provides sitting/sleeping area+a toilet. Do pack S/drinks, water bot, few fruits n biscuits to add joy n energy. Rem to bring anti-vomit tab incase

MTCC Ferry Boat:

Ticket Counter Male' Tel: 300 1463

MTCC Ferry Boat Mobile: 799 8821

Domestic Flight

Domestic Flight

A comfortable and convenient way to travel to distant local island is by Domestic flight