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Escapade Island Resort Noumea Coral Reef Bubble

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l'escapade island resort snorkelling

The fish living on the coral reef at l'Escapade Island Resort Noumea are visited by thousands of friendly divers and snorkellers each year. They also seem to know that their reef is within the boundaries of a Marine Reserve and that nobody will harm them.

l'Escapade Island Resort is the perfect place to discover the "personalities" of coral reef fish. Each kind of fish has it's own way of doing things. Some, like the little "sergeant majors" with the vertical stripes, boldly come right up to divers and peer into their face masks or tug on their hair. Others, like the yellow snappers, form into schools and swarm in clouds over the reef.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Noumea

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A: New Caledonia coral reef reserve

di Richard Chesher, 10 metri di distanza

The coral reefs surrounding Ilot Maitre are part of a marine reserve. Located close to l'Escapade Isl...

New Caledonia coral reef reserve

B: Free diving in New Caledonia - Plongée en Apnée Nouvelle Calédonie

di Richard Chesher, 10 metri di distanza

Free diving in New Caledonia - called Plongée en Apnée in French - is one of the most popular watersp...

Free diving in New Caledonia - Plongée en Apnée Nouvelle Calédonie

C: Noumea Resort l'Escapade Coral Reef

di Richard Chesher, 20 metri di distanza

A coral reef within the Ilot Maitre Marine Reserve, just 25 minutes from Noumea. This lagoon patch re...

Noumea Resort l'Escapade Coral Reef

D: Triton Shell Charonia Tritonis New Caledonia

di Richard Chesher, 20 metri di distanza

The Giant Triton shell, Charonia tritonis, is one of the most valuable molluscs on the coral reefs of...

Triton Shell Charonia Tritonis New Caledonia

E: Snorkelling New Caledonia Escapade Resort Reef

di Richard Chesher, 30 metri di distanza

On Saturday morning Freddy and I snorkelled to the coral reef at l'Escapade Island Resort. The water ...

Snorkelling New Caledonia Escapade Resort Reef

F: Ilot Maitre Marine Reserve New Caledonia Helicopter View

di Richard Chesher, 100 metri di distanza

I was really fortunate that my good friend and helicopter pilot Olivier had the afternoon available t...

Ilot Maitre Marine Reserve New Caledonia Helicopter View

G: Coral Reef Fish New Caledonia

di Richard Chesher, 150 metri di distanza

Oh the things we do out of frustration. Yellow snappers, Lutjanus fulviflamma, bunch together in tigh...

Coral Reef Fish New Caledonia

H: Noumea Diving - the Escapade Coral Reef

di Richard Chesher, 160 metri di distanza

This reef is just off the wharf for l'Escapade Island Resort. It is part of the Ilot Maitre Marine Re...

Noumea Diving - the Escapade Coral Reef

I: Coral Palms Boat Escapade Island Resort New Caledonia

di Richard Chesher, 230 metri di distanza

The Navette Coral Palms makes the trip from Noumea Centre Ville to l'Escapade Island Resort on Ilot M...

Coral Palms Boat Escapade Island Resort New Caledonia

J: Escapade Island Resort Ilot Maitre New Caledonia

di Richard Chesher, 240 metri di distanza

Welcome to l'Escapade Island Resort located on  Ilot Maitre in New Caledonia's World Heritage Site Co...

Escapade Island Resort Ilot Maitre New Caledonia

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Noumea is the capital and vacation centre of the Islands of New Caledonia in the South Pacific. Noumea is a "French" city, but the 91,000 inhabitants are a very mixed cultural group with French, Melanesian, Polynesian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and lots of mixtures of these. Over 60% of the population of New Caledonia lives in Noumea.

Noumea is a peninsula on the southwestern end of Grande Terre and the central business district (Centre Ville) is next to one of the best natural harbours in the South Pacific. The lagoon side of the peninsula has two picturesque bays with white sand beaches and is called Anse Vata and Baie des Citrons. These twin bays are the international tourism capital of New Caledonia with hotels, restaurants and bars on the landward side of "La Promenade".

First settled by the French in 1854, Noumea retains close political ties with France. It has excellent schools and public facilities - parks, recreation areas, exercise paths, schools and medical facilities. Today it is the fastest growing city in the South Pacific. There are 23 hotels in Noumea ranging from one to five stars and over 100 Restaurants.

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