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New Caledonia underwater panorama Ilot Mbo
New Caledonia

In 2008 the shallow coral reef on the eastern side of Ilot Mbo was alive and thriving. This underwater micro-panoramic image is in only 2 metres of water, with the camera hovering in a small sandy bottomed pocket in the labyrinth of living coral colonies.

When I first arrived the whole area was teeming with fish but people still spearfish in this area and the fish knew all about divers - and took off as fast as they could fin.

For complete information on this anchorage in New Caledonia's lagoon, get your copy of the cruising gudie to New Caledonia.

Copyright: Richard chesher
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Uploaded: 10/01/2010
Updated: 23/05/2014
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Tags: new caledonia anchorage; underwater panorama; coral reef new caledonia; underwater; diving; snorkeling; dive
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New Caledonia is the closest South Pacific Island to Australia and New Zealand. It is a French Territory and although the official language is French the culture is a blend of Melanesian, European, Polynesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, and more. There is one large mountainous island called Grande Terre and 6 smaller islands - the three Loyalty Islands, Belep and the Isle of Pines.The islands are remarkably unpopulated and there are vast areas of wilderness. There are hundreds of kilometers of walking treks, camp grounds, more than 42 parks and reserves, and crystal clear rivers with sparkling waterfalls. Almost one third of the population is located in the capital city of Noumea. Nickel mining is the primary industry and is the major contributor to the high standard of living in the country. Grande Terre is surrounded by the second largest barrier reef in the world and the protected lagoon created by this barrier reef is the largest in the world. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 2008, the lagoon is 24,000 square kilometers and supports a diverse and luxuriant fauna of fish and invertebrates.The vibrant, clear and rich colors are one of the first things that visitors notice when they arrive. Noumea has a complete range of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and activities to welcome visitors.