Olahali, a low bush-covered islet, marks the NW point of Male Atoll. A major channel into the main lagoon lies close E of the islet; there appeared to be a least depth of 50m in the center of the channel and the reef edges could be clearly seen. Tides—Currents.—
During the Northeast Monsoon, a 2 to 3 knot western current sweeps through the channel between Male Atoll and Gaha Faro Reef, causing strong eddies and turbulence where it meets tidal currents from the lagoon. During this season, it is advisable to pass through the N reef at about slack water.