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Bodu Kalhi pass (Kaafu)

Bodu Kalhi pass (Kaafu)

Characteristics

Description

Bodu Kalhi (Kadvoigiri Passage), the best and widest opening in the barrier reef, lies between Lankanfinolhu and Kaduoiygiri, an island 1.8 miles SW.
There are depths of over 50m in this N side of this channel about 0.6 mile S of Lankanfinolhu, but a bank with depths of 21 to 28m extends 1.3 miles N into the channel from Furanafushi (Furena), an island about 0.5 mile SE of Kaduoiygiri.

A shoal area, about 1.3 miles W of Lankanfinolhu, has a least depth of 7m. A reef lies 0.5 mile WNW of Kaduoiygiri, with numerous shoal patches S of it.

13/11/2011
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Sites around Bodu Kalhi pass (Kaafu)
Flying distances - Direct line

Himmafushi and Lankanfinolhu islands (Kaafu)

1.9nm
34°
Himmafushi, inhabited, and Lankanfinolhu (Lankanfushifinolhu), about 1.8 miles SW, lie on the same reef, with a low islet about midway between.
Himmafushi is a fishing village.Lankanfinolhu houses Paradise island resort. On the outer reef, southeast of the island, there are two ...
12 Nov 11

Hulhule island (Kaafu)

4.2nm
187°
Hulule, about 0.6 mile E of Funadhoo, bears some tall coconut palms; an airstrip runs the full length of the island and joins it to an islet close S. Airport buildings and a small village lie along the central part of the W side of Hulule.
The Malé International Airport is located ...
17 Nov 11

Funadhoo island (Kaafu)

7nm
213°
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

Bandos island (N Kaafu)

2.6nm
259°
The island of Bandos is 2 km² aera. It was open at tourist in 1972.
The turquoise of the lagoon, the lush green vegetation, the pearl white beaches are very beautifull.
19 Nov 11

Furanafushi island (Kaafu)

1.3nm
189°
An lagoon lies off the W side of Furanafushi, entered at the SW corner of the fringing reef. Within the lagoon are depths to 9m, with a bottom of sand and coral heads.
This lagoon provides good anchorage for small craft. A stone jetty extends from the W end of the island. On the ...
17 Nov 11

Paradise Island (Lankanfinolhu) (Kaafu)

1.1nm
30°
Located NE from N Mal; It measures 800 meters long and 200 m wide.
Reef within 250 m, two entries.The lagoon is large and very shallow in places, not coral, you can swim without any problem but the snorkeling was ...
13 Nov 11

Thamburudhoo island (Kaafu)

3.5nm
40°
Thamburudhoo is an uninhabited island near Velidhoo. There are only eight modern bungalows built here that can be rented during the daytime. For special occasions, it's possible to arrange overnight accommodation.
Thamburudhoo, meaning "lotus island" is located in the best surfing ...
17 Nov 11

Malé island (Kaafu)

6nm
200°
Malé is the capital of the Republic of Maldives located at the southern edge of North Male' Atoll Kaafu.
Traditionally it was the King's Island from where the ancient Maldive Royal dynasties ruled and where the palace was located. Formerly it was a walled city surrounded by fortifications ...
16 Nov 11

Kanuhuraa island (Kaafu)

4nm
45°
Kanuhura is in Lhaviyani Atoll. Kanuhura Maldives Beach Resort hotel is built on this island with two beautiful little island neighbors, surrounded by a turquoise lagoon.
The outer reef at Kanuhura drops down to more than 1200 meters below sea level, offering an immensely rich ...
17 Nov 11

Dhoonidhoo island (Kaafu)

4.8nm
202°
Dhoonidhoo, a wooded islet, lies about 0.8 mile NW of Funadhoo.
A large silver tankstands on the E central part of the island; a breakwater extends about 25m N on the N side of the island. Small vessels, during the Southwest Monsoon, can moor on the E side of the circular reef ...
17 Nov 11

Feydhoofinolhu island (N Kaafu)

5nm
225°
Feydhoofinolhu, a bare sandy islet, surrounded by a steep-to reef which dries in places, lies 2.3 miles N of Viligili.
Breakwaters extend from the islet.Galu Falhu, a circular reef about 1 mile SE of Feydhoofinolhu, appears to contain deep water.
17 Nov 11

Kanifinolhu (Kaafu)

5.6nm
41°
Elongated, with an area of ​​10 hectares, Kanifinolhu located E Reef North Male Atoll, is surrounded by a large lagoon that is home to an island of fishermen.
16 Nov 11
Local Area

Difuri Malé (N Kaafu)

Between Difuri (Diffushi) and Male, 20 miles SW, a chain of islands lies upon the reef which is sharply marked by change of water color or, in swell conditions, by breakers upon it.
13 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

Malé Atoll consist of two separate atolls: Nort Malé Atoll and South Malé Atoll.Together with Kaashidhoo Island and Gaafaru, Malé Atoll forms the administrative division known as Kaafu Atoll. Kaafu is the administrative name of the largest atoll of the Maldives, both economic ...
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

Himmafushi and Lankanfinolhu islands (Kaafu)

Himmafushi, inhabited, and Lankanfinolhu (Lankanfushifinolhu), about 1.8 miles SW, lie on the same reef, with a low islet about midway between.
Himmafushi is a fishing village.Lankanfinolhu houses Paradise island resort. On the outer reef, southeast of the island, there are two ...
12 Nov 11
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