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Furanafushi island (Kaafu)

Furanafushi island (Kaafu)

Characteristics

Description

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 island is Full Moon Beach Resort.

Surf spot: Long, right-hander, offshore in winds S to W. Breaks rarely and only large swells. At three feet it has a dry reef to surf on. In the big swells of 1987, when many of the islands were flooded, this was surfed at a perfect six to eight feet.

17/11/2011
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Furanafushi island (Kaafu)
Furanafushi island (Kaafu)
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Localisation

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Sites around Furanafushi island (Kaafu)
Flying distances - Direct line

Hulhule island (Kaafu)

2.9nm
185°
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

Himmafushi and Lankanfinolhu islands (Kaafu)

3.1nm
24°
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

Funadhoo island (Kaafu)

5.8nm
218°
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)

2.5nm
288°
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

Bodu Kalhi pass (Kaafu)

1.3nm
10°
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

Paradise Island (Lankanfinolhu) (Kaafu)

2.4nm
19°
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

Malé island (Kaafu)

4.7nm
203°
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

Dhoonidhoo island (Kaafu)

3.5nm
207°
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)

4nm
236°
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

Gaadhoo Koa (Malé passage) (Kaafu)

4.5nm
193°
Gaadhoo Koa (Gaadiinoo Koa) Gaadhoo Koa (Male Passage), the channel close E of Male, is the recommended channel.
The fairway is about 0.4 mile wide between the reefs extending SE of Maleand S of Hulule airstrip.
Caution is necessary as strong cross sets of up to 6 knots caused ...
18 Nov 11

Malé harbour Sawmill Pt (kaafu)

4.5nm
199°
The Maldives group of Islands extends in a N/S direction from 00 41.48 S to approx 08 00N, to the SW of the Indian subcontinent. Male' the principal port, is centrally situated on the E side of the group. The inner harbor is used by small local craft and has depths of 1.8 to 3m. ...
19 Nov 11

Surfing in Malé (Kaafu)

4.8nm
196°
Eastern reef of Male’, Southern tip of North Male’ Atoll: A couple of shifting peaks, popular with locals, riding surfboards and boogie boards. The reef picks up plenty of swell. Best in W winds. Accessible from the shore.
17 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

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
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