Viligili (Wilingili), a low wooded islet used as a tourist village, lies 1 mile W of Male. It is surrounded by steep-to foul ground extending up to 0.3 mile offshore.
The light on the islet is reported to be a good landmark.
The channel between Viligili and Male has a 5.5m shoal in the middle, with 11m and 15.4m shoals lying about 0.2 mile and 0.4 mile, respectively, N of it. Tidal currents in this channel are strong and tide rips form near the shoals; navigation of the channel is not recommended.
Vaadhoo (Waddu) channel
Waddu Channel, between the S end of Male Atoll and the N end of South Male Atoll, about 2.3 mile S, is very deep and free from dangers.
The tidal currents in the channel are very strong, the flood setting E and the ebb W. During the monsoons, the tidal current accelerated by the ...
19 Nov 11