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Helengeli islet (N Kaafu)

Helengeli islet (N Kaafu)

Characteristics

Description

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 Beacon No. 1, a gray framework tower on a concrete base, lies on the S side of a reef 4 miles SW of Helengili.
12/11/2011
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Helengeli islet (N Kaafu)
Helengeli islet (Kaafu)
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Flying distances - Direct line

Aligau pass (Fadiffolu)

39nm
353°
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

Kagi islet (N Kaafu)

4.5nm
304°
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

Asdu (Asdhoo) (Kaadu)

11nm
144°
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

Akirifushi island (Kaafu)

9nm
272°
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 Nov 11

Olahali (Olhuhali) (N Kaafu)

7.5nm
296°
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

Himmafushi and Lankanfinolhu islands (Kaafu)

20nm
179°
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

Makunudu (Maldives)

10nm
239°
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

Kardiva (Kashidhoo) island

20nm
341°
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

Meerufenfushi (Mirufuri) (Kaafu)

14nm
139°
Mirufuri is located on the outer barrier, NE of N Male 'Atoll. Lush with a beautiful coconut grove. The vast lagoon allows the practice of windsurfing and diving.
The island of Mirufuri is composed of white sand as fine as flour, very green vegetation with palms, hibiscus, various ...
12 Nov 11

Hulhule island (Kaafu)

26nm
183°
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

Medhufinolhu (Maldives)

13nm
237°
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

Kanifinolhu (Kaafu)

17nm
171°
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

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

Helengeli to Mirufuri (N Kaafu)

Between Helengili and Mirufuri, there are several deep channels without landmarks to identify them; a vessel may pass through in favorable conditions and keeping a good lookout.
12 Nov 11

Gaa Faro reef

Gaa Faro Reef, in the form of a small atoll, lies about 1.5 miles N of Male Atoll, from which it is separated by a deep channel, free from dangers in the fairway.
Gaa Faro (Gafaru), an islet at the E end of the reef, is inhabited. A clump of trees lies on the reef about 1 mile ...
9 Nov 11
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