Discover the archipelago with fins
Snorkeling is popular throughout the archipelago of New Caledonia. Some spots are very popular, such as the natural pool of the Isle of Pines, the marine reserve of the Amedee Lighthouse, the guided tour of Duck Island or the beach of Poé in Bourail.
Snorkeling in the lagoon allows you to get close to an array of unique fauna.. Emblematic animals such as the dugong and the turtle can be seen on most days.
Dive in the most beautiful spots in New Caledonia.
Sea turtles, manta-rays, pelagic species, spectacular corals, grey sharks, "potatoes" of coral (which you don't step on so as not to damage this living animal)... More than 1,600 species of fish, 350 species of corals and at least 20,000 species of invertebrates, form a magnificent collection to explore during your underwater excursions. There are several dive sites that you must visit.
The most beautiful dive sites in New Caledonia
The dive sites of Grande Terre
All around Grande-Terre, there are a multitude of diving spots that are full of diverse marine life. Here are the must-see spots to visit:
The pass de Boulari
The pass of Dumbéa
The Toho 2 wreck and the Tepava Potato
The Poé fault
The Eagle Paradise
The Whale Cove
Hienga Bat Islet
The Doïmen Reef
La pointe au Cachalot
The diving sites of the Isle of Pines
Your trip to New Caledonia could take you to the Isle of Pines. Take the opportunity to discover it’s best diving spots:
La passe de Gié
The Noupoa fault
The cave of Gadji
Dive sites in the Loyalty Islands
The Loyalty Islands are not to be outdone and also offer magnificent spots where you can appreciate the exceptional colours of the ocean. In particular, in Lifou you can find the most spectacular spots for a diving trip:
Les Patates de Notre-Dame
Le Petit Tombant
The Tomoko Caves
The Gorgonian Reef
Let yourself be guided by the local dive centers
Wrecks, passes, drop offs, caves... Several approved clubs are set up along the east and west coasts of Grande Terre, but also on the Isle of Pines and the Loyalty Islands, to make the most of New Caledonia’s diving spots.
Enjoy a trip to the lagoon to (re)discover the pleasure of diving
If you want to live an adventure like Robinson Crusoe on the lagoon, many yachting companies offer excursions at sea or an islet. Tours can be arranged from Noumea or other areas of New Caledonia and range from day trips to several days on the water.
In the North, divers can set up a tent on an islet and enjoy a night dive..
Aircalin makes it easy for you to dive on the island
Transport your sports equipment for free with Aircalin! *
Golf clubs, diving equipment, windsurfing boards, kiteboarding equipment, surfboards, bicycles, ... our sports loving passengers benefit from an additional baggage allowance of one piece of 23 kg for the transportation of their sports equipment.
*Offer reserved for passengers holding an Aircalin ticket AND travelling on a flight operated by Aircalin (excludes flights operated by codeshare partner airlines), (except on our routes to and from Fiji, Wallis and Port-Vila where the sports baggage allowance is 10 kg).