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Akirifushi island (Kaafu)

Akirifushi island (Kaafu)

Characteristics

Description

Akirifushi is low and covered with bushes; It is uninhabited island.

There is a small but safe opening on each side of this islet and another 1 mile ENE of it.

Other openings between Giravaru and Akirifushi have dangers within the channels or close within the atoll abreast them.

19/11/2011
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Jojo
Akiri fushi is awesome...
6/03/2013
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Localisation

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Flying distances - Direct line

Aligau pass (Fadiffolu)

39nm
There is a wide opening into the atoll between Aligau and Lowalfuri, about 3.5 miles NNW; the islet of Madewaru lies near the middle of the opening.
5 Nov 11

Olahali (Olhuhali) (N Kaafu)

3.7nm
38°
Olahali, a low bush-covered islet, marks the NW point of Male Atoll. A major channel into the main lagoon lies close E of the islet; there appeared to be a least depth of 50m in the center of the channel and the reef edges could be clearly seen. Tides—Currents.—During the Northeast ...
10 Nov 11

Makunudu (Maldives)

5.8nm
182°
A 55min en bateau rapide de Malé. Situé au NW de l'atoll, cette petite île tout en longueur, est orientée EW. Son lagon est merveilleux et le récif intérieur proche permet des plongées avec tuba directement depuis l'île.
La barrière de corail est proche de la plage et accessible à pied.
3 Jan 08

Kagi islet (N Kaafu)

5.8nm
68°
Kagi, a small wooded islet, lies about 3 miles ESE of Olahali, and 1.5 miles within the lagoon.
A good unobstructed channelthrough the reef lies N of this islet; its entrance is markedby drying rocks, and in 1974, by the stump remains of a pile beacon.
12 Nov 11

Helengeli islet (N Kaafu)

9nm
92°
Helengili, a long low wooded islet, lies on the barrier reef about 4.5 miles SE of Kagi.
Openings through the reef lie on each side of the islet; the N opening is narrow and appears to have a least depth of 20m, while the S channel is broader, with a least depth of 40m.
Lighted ...
12 Nov 11

Medhufinolhu (Maldives)

8.1nm
197°
Sur la bordure occidentale de l'atoll de Male N, longue de 800m et large de 100m, c'est l'une des rares îles à avoir conservé sa beauté naturelle dans une belle végétation tropicale. Son nom signifie d'ailleurs "belle île". Ici vous trouvez de longues plages de sable blancà ...
3 Jan 08

Vabbinfaru (Maldives)

9.6nm
186°
L'île est ronde (200 m de diamètre), le récif très proche et le lagon peut profond et transparent (1,5 m), riche en coquillages et poissons.
3 Jan 08

Kardiva (Kashidhoo) island

19nm
Kardiva is the ancient Sanskritised name of Kaashidhu Island. This island lies towards the eastern end of the Kardiva channel and gives its name to it.Kardiva, 2.9 km in length and around 1 km in width, the island covers an area of 2.75 km², formerly known as Karidu, was thickly ...
9 Nov 11

Asdu (Asdhoo) (Kaadu)

18nm
122°
Asdu (320 x 150 m), in the lagoon, about 3 miles W of Mirufuri, is covered with coconut palms.
At 32 km N of airport.ASDU is famous for its live house reef jealously guarded and protected by it's management.The natural beauty of this tiny island is in its white sandy beach ...
12 Nov 11

From Mavaidu to Hurawali (Fadiffolu)

51nm
BetweenMavaidu and Hurawali, about 4.5 miles NE, several islets and detached reefs lie some distance SE of the enclosing reef. There are several channels into the lagoon between islets in this section of the atoll.
5 Nov 11

Barrier reef from Kanifushi to Madivaru (Fadiffolu)

48nm
357°
From Kanifuri (Kanifushi), the barrier reef extends about 7 miles NNE to Fallwaru (Madivaru).The islet of Naifaru, the most densely populated of the atoll lies on the reef about 2 miles SSW of Fallwaru. It is the capital of Lhaviyani (Fadiffolu) atoll. The total ...
5 Nov 11

Funadhoo island (Kaafu)

28nm
171°
Funadhoo (Funidu) lies about 0.3 mile N of the E end of Male, and is surrounded by a reef which dries in places.
A small tank farm, with three large and about six smaller tanks,stands on the island.
17 Nov 11
Local Area

Giraavaru Akirifuri (N Kaafu)

Between Giravaru and Akirifuri, about 26 miles N, several low bush-covered islets, about 7m high, lie on the W fringing reef, giving effective warning of the reef lying about 0.2 mile outside them.
Several openings into the lagoon lie along this stretch of coast. The largest opening ...
19 Nov 11

North Malé (Kaafu) Atoll

N Male Atoll is the main atoll of the Maldives. It stretches 69 km S of N and 39 km E of W.
There are 8 islands of fishermen and 26 resort islands.
A number of islands surrounding the capital used in industry.
Divers will find many sites that have made the country's reputation.
9 Nov 11

Kaafu atoll

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6 Jul 12

Maldives

The Republic of Maldives is a SW Asian country. The population of the Islamic Republic is about 300 000 inhabitants. The capital is Male. The language "Devehi" comes in part from an ancient form of Sri Lancans mixed with Hindi, Arabic and English. English is the ...
16 Nov 11

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
6 Apr 12
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