An awe inspiring experience


Just a 30 minute speedboat ride away from Drift Retreat, close to Maamigili Island, is the famed Whale Shark Point of South Ari Atoll. Known as the foremost location in the world for spotting and snorkelling with the gentle giants of the sea, over 80 unique whale sharks call this protected region home.

Join our highly experienced team to go on an unforgettable adventure to swim alongside these remarkable creatures. Our team will always take the utmost care to be ecologically considerate during the excursion, and will be on hand to advise on how to enjoy this experience in a responsible way.

Drift Retreat is proud contributor of whale shark sighting reports to The Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme, a charity which studies and advocates on behalf of whale sharks.