This small atoll has just one island, also called Gaafaru, with a population of 850. The channel to the north of the atoll, Kaashidhoo Kuda Kandu, has long been a shipping lane, and several vessels have veered off course and finished on the hidden reefs of Gaafaru Falhu. There are three diveable wrecks - SS Seagull (1879), Erlangen (1894) and Lady Christine (1974). None is anywhere near intact, but the remains all have good coral growth and plentiful fish. Dive trips are possible from
Helengeli and Eriyadu, but most visitors are from live-aboard dive boats.
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