Barrier reef from Difuri to Aligau (Fadiffolu)

Barrier reef from Difuri to Aligau (Fadiffolu)

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Barrier reef from Difuri to Aligau (Fadiffolu)
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Characteristics

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Description

The barrier reef, with several islets on it, extends about 7 miles ESE to Difuri (Divepure), at the NE end of the atoll.
From Difuri, an unbroken line of barrier reef curves SW to Aligau, at the S extremity of the atoll; several islets are on this section of reef.

During the Northeast Monsoon, the sea breaks with violence upon this unbroken stretch of barrier reef; coral rock and sand banks appear at low water along this stretch.
2011/11/5
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Joëlle
Barrier reef from Difuri to Aligau (Fadiffolu)
Barrier reef from Difuri to Aligau (Fadiffolu)
2011-11-05
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Joëlle
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Flying distances - Direct line

Aligau pass (Fadiffolu)

5.9nm
248°
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
Joëlle

From Mavaidu to Hurawali (Fadiffolu)

14nm
313°
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
Joëlle

Barrier reef from Kanifushi to Madivaru (Fadiffolu)

14nm
300°
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
Joëlle

Fehingili (Fadiffolu)

15nm
328°
Fehingili (or Kuredu) is the N islet of the Lhaviyani atoll. There is an opening into the lagoon between Fehingili and Kuredu, about 0.8 mile W; there are moderate depths in the entrance, but about 0.8 mile within the opening, some reefs lie in the fairway.It ...
4 Nov 11
Joëlle

Furifaro (Fadiffolu)

10nm
337°
Furifaro, about 4 miles SSE of Fehingili, lies in the center of an opening into the lagoon. 
The islet, with a rocky shoal close NW, lies on a reef.Furifaro is a kitesurf spot.
4 Nov 11
Joëlle

Kanifuri (Fadiffolu)

14nm
279°
Kanifuri (Kanifushi), about 2 miles W of Dehu, forms the W extremity of the atoll.
5 Nov 11
Joëlle