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Tiladummati Atoll (Haa-Dhaalu) (Maldives)

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; most lie farther apart and are larger than those in the Maldives farther S. 
The islands in the NE part of the atoll are the largest.

There are fewer islets but more reefs on the W side of the atoll than on the E side.
The passages through the barrier reef on the W side are navigable but should be avoided. Safe passages leading into the lagoon are on the E side of the atoll, but the vessel must be conned from aloft.

Caution.— Aerial photographs show the shapes and size of islands to differ substantially from surveys originally dated from 1940. In addition, some features charted as reefs are, in some cases, dry at HW and wooded.
Makunudu Atoll is administred as part of Tiladummati Atoll.
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Sites around Tiladummati Atoll (Haa-Dhaalu) (Maldives)
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Makunudu Atoll

Makunudu Atoll is separated from the NW side of Miladummadulu Atoll by a deep channel, about 9 miles wide. Two openings on the E face of the lagoon can only be used by boats.Faro Doru (Defarudorhi), an islet on the E side of the atoll, about 6 miles SSW of Makundu, ...
4 Nov 11

Maduni Faro (N Tiladummati)

Maduni Faro, a lagoon reef, forms the NW extremity of the atoll.
The islets of Marandu, Tukandu, and Miledu, the first two inhabited in 1970, lie, respectively, on the barrier reef between the N end of Maduni Faro and the islet of Gafuri, about 5 miles ESE. Gafuri ...
25 Oct 11

Muradu (S Tiladummati)

Muradu lies on a circular reef near the W edge of the atoll; the latest maps prepared from aerial photography (1968) show that this island has joined the islet charted 0.8 mile W of it.Some rocky patches lie S and SE of Muradu.
27 Oct 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

Naguri (N Tiladummati)

Naguri, an island with a circular lagoon reef, lies about 7 miles N of Muradu; two large reefs lie between these islands.A lighted beacon lies at the NW point of a reef, about 3.3 miles NW of Muradu.
27 Oct 11

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

Digufuri reef (Ihavandiffulu)

Digufuri Reef (Digfurhi Reef), at the S end of Ihavandiffulu Atoll, has an islet at its E end; a small sandbank, with palms on it, lies about 0.8 mile ENE of the islet.
21 Oct 11

Nawadu (N Tiladummati)

Nawadu, about 5 miles NNE of Naguri, was populated in 1970.There is an opening into the lagoon, about 4 miles wide, between Rufuri, a small islet, 0.5 mile N of Nawadu, and Maduni Faro, at the NW corner of the atoll.
27 Oct 11

Kuludu Faro (N Tiladummati)

Kulhudhuffushi  is one of the biggest and most populous island in the Northern part of the Maldives. People from the island is popular for shark fishing and working in cargo vessels. The island was affected by heavy rain and storms causing substantial damages in the ...
27 Oct 11

Numara and Nu (N Miladummadulu)

The island of Numara, with the islet of Nu close NNW, lies at the NE corner of Miladummadulu Atoll.A very wide opening into the lagoon lies between Numara and Fivaku, about 9 miles ESE.
4 Nov 11
Local Area


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

Haa-Alifu ou Ihavandiffulu Atoll

Ihavandiffulu Atoll is the N atoll of the Maldive islands.It is divided into two administrative areas: Alifu Alifu N and S.
The Ari atoll, one of the largest in the Maldives with its 80km long and 30km wide, is divided into two administrative areas: Alifu Alifu N and S.
Ari ...
3 Nov 11

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

Miladummadulu Atoll

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 ...
7 Jul 12

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
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