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Vaadhoo (Waddu) channel

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Vaadhoo (Waddu) channel

Characteristics

Description

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 prevailing current, setting W during the Northeast Monsoon and E during the Southwest Monsoon, attains a velocity of 4 knots, causing severe tide rips.

19/11/2011
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