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Furanafushi (N Kaafu)

Furanafushi (N Kaafu)



Furana Fushi, near Malé, host a resort.  the beach has some small creeks.
Cette île, à proximité de Malé, dans un cadre enchanteur, est dotée de tout le confort. La plage de sable est agrémentée de belles petites criques.
Furanafushi (N Kaafu)
Furanafushi (Kaafu)
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Funadhoo island (Kaafu)

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

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

Bandos island (N Kaafu)

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

Hulhule island (Kaafu)

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

Giraavaru island (N Kaafu)

Giraavaru an islet covered in scrub and with a few coconut palms, lies on the SW side of Male Atoll, about 0.5 mile within the outer edge of the barrier reef.
A small bare islet lay at the extremity of the reef extending 1 mile W of Giravaru; a similar islet lies 1 mile S of
It's ...
19 Nov 11

Giraavaru Irumathee Kandu and Giraavaru Uthuru kandu (N Kaafu)

A good, easily discernible channel, S of Giravaru, with a least depth of 48m in its center, leads through the barrier reef. A wider, less deep channel lies NW of Giravaru; a shoal patch, with a least depth of 3.4m, lies in the channel, about 0.7 mile NW of Giravaru, where it broadens ...
19 Nov 11

Paradise Island (Lankanfinolhu) (Kaafu)

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

Feydhoofinolhu island (N Kaafu)

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

Furanafushi island (Kaafu)

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

Bodu Kalhi pass (Kaafu)

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 ...
13 Nov 11

Malé island (Kaafu)

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

Viligili island (N Kaafu)

Viligili (Wilingili), a low wooded islet used as a tourist village, lies 1 mile W of Male. It is surrounded by steep-to foul ground extending up to 0.3 mile offshore.
The light on the islet is reported to be a good landmark.
The channel between Viligili and Male has a 5.5m shoal ...
17 Nov 11
Local Area

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


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

Funadhoo island (Kaafu)

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

Vaadhoo (Waddu) channel

Waddu Channel, between the S end of Male Atoll and the N end of South Male Atoll, about 2.3 mile S, is very deep and free from dangers.
The tidal currents in the channel are very strong, the flood setting E and the ebb W. During the monsoons, the tidal current accelerated by the ...
19 Nov 11
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