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Kanifinolhu (Kaafu)

Kanifinolhu (Kaafu)

Characteristics

Description

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.
Shallow at E, the lagoon can reach 6 to 8 m in W.

Ideally located for the practice of diving, near the Great Barrier Reef, this island is considered one of the most beautiful of Male 'Atoll N.

Surf spot known as "Piddies - Ninias": Slow right-hander, good for beginners and long-boarders.
Best on W-NW winds with a moderate S swell. However swells larger than 4 feet spoils it.
Named Ninjas because many Japanese surfers seem to like it. Access by boat.

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Allongée, d'une superficie de 10 hectares, Kanifinolhu située à l'E du récif de Malé atoll Nord, est entourée d'un très grand lagon qui abrite une île de pêcheurs.
Peu profond à l'E, le lagon peut atteindre 6 à 8m à l'W.

Idéalement située pour la pratique de la plongée sous-marine, à proximité immédiate de la grande barrière de corail, cette île est considérée comme l'une des plus belles de l'atoll de Malé N. 

Spot de surf connu sous le nom de "Piddies - Ninias": bon pour les débutants.
Meilleur spot avec vents d'W/NW avec une houle modérée S.

Nommé "Ninjas" parce que de nombreux surfeurs sont japonnais.
Accès par bateau.

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Sites around Kanifinolhu (Kaafu)
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Himmafushi and Lankanfinolhu islands (Kaafu)

3.7nm
223°
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

Lohifushi island (Kaafu)

0.6nm
68°
Lohifushi Island Resort is the Eastern reef of North Male’ Atoll: Good and hollow left-hander with two sections.
Need big SE swells and high tides to work well. Best during NW-NE offshore winds.
Named "Lohis" after the island resort Lohifushi.
Access by boat even from ...
16 Nov 11

Kanuhuraa island (Kaafu)

1.6nm
210°
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

Asdu (Asdhoo) (Kaadu)

8.8nm
28°
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

Thamburudhoo island (Kaafu)

2nm
221°
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

Hulhule island (Kaafu)

9.5nm
206°
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

Thulusdhoo island (Kaadu)

3.3nm
59°
Surf: Thulusdhoo (Cokes), Atoll Capital. Eastern reef of North Male’ Atoll: a short but intense ride.
A big wave tube spot. A steep barreling takeoff, then a very shallow inside section that opens up even more than the takeoff.
Best on mid to high tide, however, can be ...
17 Nov 11

Viligilimathidhahuraa island (Kaafu)

3.7nm
60°
This uninhabited island (known as "Chikens" or Kuda Vilingili) E reefof the North Male atoll, is a surf spot that requires speed. It's a Long, excellent left-hander that has two sections, accessible by boat.
Best winds are NW-NNE (offshore).
Named ...
16 Nov 11

Paradise Island (Lankanfinolhu) (Kaafu)

4.5nm
223°
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

Funadhoo island (Kaafu)

12nm
216°
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)

7.9nm
232°
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)

5.6nm
220°
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
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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