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Nemou Island Coral Reef New Caledonia
New Caledonia

Nemou island is one of the anchorages in Port Bouquet on the eastern coast of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. The area is on the "forgotten coast" of the the mountainous island and there is just one small local village in the area. Nobody lives on Nemou island. The corals are extremely colourful but the fish were shy, no doubt cautious because the area is patrolled by fishers every day. The anchorage is one of more than 140 featured in the Cruising Guide to New Caledonia.

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Tags: underwater; diving; snorkeling; dive; new caledonia; coral reef; lagoon; nemou
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