This area is a long and narrow reef characterised by a colourful reef top with overhangs. The reef top at Dhighali haa is between 12m and 16m deep, with slopes down to depths of about 32m.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Red-encrusting coralline algae are abundant and there are many colonies of digitate and branching Acropora spp. corals.
Previous records of grey reef sharks, white-tipped reef sharks, barracudas, jacks and turtles
ALTERNATIVE NAMES: Horubadhoo Thila
NAME OF ATOLL: South Maalosmadulu Atoll
DIRECTIVE LOCATION: 5° 84.2’N, 73° 43’E
DESCRIPTION FROM DIRECTIVE: Eastern central part of B. Atoll, south of Horubadhoo and sounth east of Dhigali reef
UPDATED AREA: 13 ha
DECLARATION DATE: 21st October 1999
DIRECTIVE NO: 10-C/99/38
MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY: MEEW,MoFAMR, MRC, MoTCA