Lhaviyani (Faadhippolu) atoll (Maldives)

Lhaviyani (Faadhippolu) atoll (Maldives)

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Lhaviyani (Faadhippolu) atoll (Maldives)
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Lhaviyani (Faadhippolu) atoll (Maldives)
Lhaviyani (Faadhippolu) atoll (Maldives)
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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 edge of the atoll.
Nearly half of the population of the atoll (8000 inhabitants) lives on the island of Naifaru, the capital.

The main activity is fishing, an atoll is well known to divers.

The depths in the lagoon are moderate and the bottom is sandy; there are many drying and submerged coral heads with depths of 1.8 to 3.7m.

Tides
Tidal currents set strongly through the openings into the lagoon.

2012/07/6
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D'une longueur de 35 km et d'une largeur de 37 km, cet atoll regroupe environ 50 îles, dont 5 seulement sont habitées. 
La plupart sont vastes, elles sont toutes situées sur le bord extérieur de l'atoll. 

Près de la moitié de la population de l'atoll (8000 habitants) vit sur l'île de Naifaru, la capitale.

L'activité essentielle est la pêche, c'est un atoll bien connu des plongeurs.

Les profondeurs dans le lagon sont modérées et le fond est sablonneux; il y a de nombreux coraux immergés et émergés à des profondeurs de 1,8 à 3,7 m.

Marées-Courants.-des courrants de marée entrent avec force par les passes qui pénètrent dans le lagon.

2011/11/4
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Flying distances - Direct line

Barrier reef from Difuri to Aligau (Fadiffolu)

7.9nm
133°
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 ...
5 Nov 11
Joëlle

From Lowalfuri to Dehu (Fadiffolu)

5.4nm
219°
From Lowalfuri, the barrier reef, enclosing several islets, extends about 7 miles NW to Dehu, a group of islets.
Several good channels lead into the lagoon between the islets on the barrier reef.
5 Nov 11
Joëlle

Aligau pass (Fadiffolu)

7.5nm
177°
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)

6.3nm
314°
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)

7.4nm
286°
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)

7.8nm
343°
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