Scuba diving in New Caledonia
If you enjoy diving in warm tropical waters that overflow with colorful marine wildlife, you must experience New Caledonia’s reputed diving sites. Whether you journey with friends or family, you will be enthralled by the world’s most beautiful lagoon. In a serene, safe and unique environment, discover the splendid underwater treasures of New Caledonia. Countless activities await you, from snorkeling to underwater trekking and deep diving.
Discover New Caledonia while scuba diving
Snorkeling tours are popular throughout New Caledonia and many renowned spots attract visitors and locals alike: Ile des Pins, Amedee Lighthouse, Ile aux Canards, Sainte-Marie Bay in Noumea and Poe Beach in Bourail. The entire family will enjoy these great diving excursions during which you can experience up-close encounters with splendid animals. Most diving spots are located within Marine Reserves where unique fauna and flora thrive. You might even cross paths with emblematic dugongs and turtles.
Free sport luggage allowance with Aircalin !*
Golf bags, diving equipments, surf and windsurf boards, kyte equipments, bicycles… Our sport –loving passengers benefit from an extra luggage allowance for their sports equipments : one item weighing up to 23 kg.
*Offer exclusively for passengers with Aircalin tickets travelling on a flight operated by Aircalin with the exception of our services to and from Fiji and Wallis.
You’ll find further information and terms & conditions under Sports Equipment.
A snapview of your webbed ride in New Caledonia
Shipwrecks, walls, channels, underwater slopes, caves… all around Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands and Ile des Pins, diving clubs will gladly guide you through these underwater marvels. Admire over 1600 species of fish, 350 different coral formations and at least 20 000 invertebrates. Turtle, manta rays, pelagic species, spectacular corals, sharks and more… come indulge in some unforgettable dives.
Attack mythical spots
If you want to feel like Robinson Crusoe, many sailing operators offer to discover surrounding isles and islets. Embark for a few days and indulge in splendid excursions. You can depart from Noumea or from other towns and villages around Grande Terre. Enjoy amazing bathing spots, lounge or picnic on dreamy beaches and wonder at the unbelievable beauty of the night sky.
Dive to discover the submarine marvels
Divers can experience similar adventures, especially in the northern part of Grande Terre. Packages usually include bivouac on an islet and some memorable night dives. New Caledonia’s east coast also hosts heaps of renowned diving spots. Around Hienghene and Poindimié, discover Donga Hienga, Doïmen Reef and the Pointe au Cachalot where Jacques Perrin filmed his documentary Oceans.