Thanburudhoo region

K. Than'burudhoo

WDPA ID

81023

Total Area

318.46 ha


Status
Designated
Contact Number

Not listed.

Thanburudhoo Thila in K. Atoll, or “H.P Reef”, is a Thila that has been protected since 1995. Thanburudhoo Thila area’s zonation was reviewed to include the the Thanburudhoo island and the Giri sandbank to the north of Thanburudhoo since Thanburudhoo and the area that surrounds it are naturally and characteristically significant. K. Thanburudhoo is a 3.5-hectare rocky shore island on the northeast side of K. Atoll, 17 kilometers away from Malé. The unique environmental features of this island include a 0.33-hectare wetland. This mangrove area floods when the tide rises and dries up with low tide. Some important species that can be seen on this island include protected birds as well as migratory birds. Grey Herons (‘maakanaa’), Maldivian Water Hens (‘kanbili’), Black-naped Terns (‘kirudhooni’), and Common Terns (‘valla’) can be observed resting on this island. It has also been recorded that Grey Herons make their nests, lay eggs and populate on the island. Moreover, small-leaved orange mangroves (Kan’doo) have been recorded in the mangrove area, and trees that can be observed on the island include Cordia (‘kaani’), Sea randa (‘uni’), Banyan trees (‘nika’), Portia trees (‘hirundhu’), Grey nickernut (‘kashikunburu’), Coconut palms (‘ruh’), Sea hibiscus (‘dhiggaa’), Pemphis (‘kuredhi’), Bay cedar (‘halaveli’), Headache tree (‘dhakandhu’), Beach plum (‘magoo’), Indian almond tree (‘midhili’), Thatch screwpine (‘boakashikeyo’), ___ (‘boashi’), Great morinda (‘ahi’) and ____ (‘thanburu’). The monstrous waves that break on both sides of this island are an “oceanographic” phenomenon seen on only a few other islands in the Maldives. These waves are also famous among surfers throughout the world. Besides this, the sea surrounding Thanburudhoo is home to diverse varieties of marine life, including soft corals and different species of reef fish. The Thanburudhoo Thila or “H.P. Reef” of this area is also a prominent diving spot. The H.P Reef is well-known for its soft corals, underwater caves, and overhangs above these caves. Some important species that can be observed in this area include different types of rays, eels, sharks and turtles.

Zones

Sultans surf zone

Sultans surf zone

Sultans surf zone

Sultans surf zone

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Surfing at Sultans

Surfing at Sultans

Individual MVR 50 per pax
Resort MVR 310 per pax
Guest House MVR 310 per pax
Liveaboard MVR 310 per pax
National Surfing Athletes Free
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Surfing at Honkeys

Surfing at Honkeys

Individual MVR 50 per pax
Resort MVR 310 per pax
Guest House MVR 310 per pax
Liveaboard MVR 310 per pax
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Honkeys Surf Zone

Honkeys Surf Zone

Honkeys Surf Zone

Honkeys Surf Zone

Special permit zone

Special permit zone

Special permit zone

Special permit zone

No Access Zone

No Access Zone

No Access Zone

No Access Zone

Attributes

Protected Area Category
  • Category 7 - Protected Area with Sustainable Use
Date of Protection:
27 September 1995

Bookings

Activities
No activities.

Surfing at Sultans

Surfing at Sultans

Available at
Sultans surf zone
Individual MVR 50 Per Pax
Resort MVR 310 Per Pax
Guest House MVR 310 Per Pax
Liveaboard MVR 310 Per Pax
National Surfing Athletes MVR 0 Per Pax
Book now

Surfing at Honkeys

Surfing at Honkeys

Available at
Sultans surf zone
Individual MVR 50 Per Pax
Resort MVR 310 Per Pax
Guest House MVR 310 Per Pax
Liveaboard MVR 310 Per Pax
National Surfing Athletes MVR 0 Per Pax
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Resources

15 Dive sites protection 1995

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K.Thanburudhoo_rezonation

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1995 15 dive sites protection_en

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