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Miladummadulu Atoll

Miladummadulu Atoll

Characteristics

Description

Miladummadulu Atoll contains about 100 islands and islets lying principally on the E side; over 40 of these were populated in 1970, and almost all are wooded, with palms predominating.

Miladummadulu Atoll lies on the same submarine plateau as Tiladummati Atoll and is the continuation S of it.
The N boundary of this atoll approximately follows the parallel of 6°29'N.

The lagoon can be navigated in daylight with ease as there are few dangers, especially in the N part, but the vessel must be conned from aloft. Depths in the lagoon are moderate; the bottom is sand, with clay in places.
TidesTidal currents at Miladummadulu Atoll set ENE with the flood and WSW with the ebb, attaining a velocity of 1.5 to 2 knots at springs.
The tidal currents are greatly influenced by the prevailing monsoon currents.
7/07/2012
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Localisation

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Sites around Miladummadulu Atoll
Flying distances - Direct line

Maduni Faro and Vaadhoo (N Malosmadulu)

Maduni Faro, a lagoon reef, lies at the N of the atoll. Vaadhoo lies about 3 NM ESE of Maduni Faro, at the S end of a large lagoon reef.A wide opening into the lagoon lies between Maduni Faro and Wadu; it is free of known dangers in the middle of the fairway, with depths ...
6 Nov 11

Kelai (N Tiladummati)

Kelai, at the NE extremity of the atoll, was inhabited in 1970. Good radar returns have been reported from Kelai at 14 miles. The islet of Tinadu lies about 3 miles WSW of Kelai.
25 Oct 11

Powell islands

The Powell Islands consists of two islands on a detached reef of their own with very deep waters. Etingili is the NW island and Alifuri is the SE island. Alifuri is inhabited.It is reputedly the home of finest dhini builders in the country. The government-owned Alifushi ...
7 Nov 11

Ma Faro (Maafaru) (S Miladummadulu)

Ma Faro (Maafaru), a reef, lies about 4.5 miles SE of Kuludu.
An island of the same name occupies the S part of this reef on the seaward side.
3 Nov 11

Aligau pass (Fadiffolu)

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

From Mavaidu to Hurawali (Fadiffolu)

BetweenMavaidu and Hurawali, about 4.5 miles NE, several islets and detached reefs lie some distance SE of the enclosing reef. There are several channels into the lagoon between islets in this section of the atoll.
5 Nov 11

Makandudu (N Miladummadulu)

The island of Makandudu,  lies about 2 miles NW of the reef. It once known as Malcom Atoll, is a large reef encircling a deep but reef-encumbered lagoon, and is administered as part of Tiladummati Atoll;The latter three islands were inhabited in 1970.The ...
4 Nov 11

Barrier reef from Kanifushi to Madivaru (Fadiffolu)

From Kanifuri (Kanifushi), the barrier reef extends about 7 miles NNE to Fallwaru (Madivaru).The islet of Naifaru, the most densely populated of the atoll lies on the reef about 2 miles SSW of Fallwaru. It is the capital of Lhaviyani (Fadiffolu) atoll. The total ...
5 Nov 11

Fivaku (N Miladummadulu)

A very wide opening into the lagoon lies between Numara and Fivaku, about 9 miles ESE. Fivaku is densely populated with 975 people per km2.The barrier reef then extends about 13 miles SSE from Fivaku to the S end of a detached reef on which lies the island ...
27 Oct 11

Anchorage between Wadu and Maduni Faro (N Malosmadulu)

There is good anchorage in the channel between Wadu and Maduni Faro or farther S in the lagoon.The area is depp (35/37 m).
7 Nov 11
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Tiladummati Atoll (Haa-Dhaalu) (Maldives)

Thiladhunmati Atoll (Tiladummati in the Admiralty Charts) is a very open, atypical atoll without a clearly delimited lagoon. It stretches SSW for 76 km and contains nearly forty islands generally of a fair size.
Tiladummati Atoll consists of about 40 islands and islets; ...
4 Nov 11

Malosmadulu Atoll (Maldives)

Malosmadulu Atoll consists of North Malosmadulu Atoll and South Malosmadulu Atoll, which are separated by Moresby Channel, about 1.8 miles wide.
These two atolls are similar in character, their W sides being composed of a series of lagoon reefs, some prominent and ...
8 Nov 11

Lhaviyani (Faadhippolu) atoll (Maldives)

With a length of 35 km and a width of 37 km, this atoll has about 50 islands, of which only five are inhabited.
Most are large, they are all located on the outer ...
6 Jul 12

Gallandu channel

Gallandu Channel, between the S end of Ihavandiffulu Atoll and the NW end of Tiladummati Atoll, about 2.8 miles S, is very deep and free from dangers in the fairway.
Passages on each side of the channel lead into the lagoons, where anchorage may be obtained.Tides—Currents.—Tidal ...
25 Oct 11
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