Dive Spots New Caledonia Lagoon
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Dive Spots New Caledonia Lagoon

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Finding a great dive spot isn't easy. Even in the great south lagoon of New Caledonia where there are lots of nice living coral reefs you'll discover that the truly lovely places are uncommon and usually limited in size. As in "Wow, this is fantastic" might apply to an area roughly the size of a swimming pool. Then you can snorkel for a half an hour before finding another beautiful little spot. Of course there are micro-spots, too, which might only be as large as you are that are just plain stunning to look at. But when taking sphere images you need to be able to see something beautiful in every direction, no matter where you look. Even straight down.

When we go looking for a good dive spot from our dinghy we normally find ourselves squinting through the waves, trying to judge by the colors and shapes below if the coral is alive or dead and what the dive site might look like. But once in a great while it is flat calm and you can see everything from the dinghy, even little tiny fish, as if there was no water at all. This is a truly magical delight - kind of like dreaming you are flying. It was wonderfully calm on the day I took this sphere image of the fringing coral reef on the western side of the little lagoon islet of Ua, in New Caledonia's great southern lagoon. We found a whole bunch of truly lovely little spots, micro and macro. You can see all of them combined in this one magic over/underwater sphere image. The whole place just knocks your fins off and makes you swim around in little circles wowing through your snorkel and calling to your dive buddies to come see.

You can come see it yourself - download a copy of the cruising guide to New Caledonia and the tourism guide to New Caledonia to get yourself into the bubble.

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A: Ua Coral Reef New Caledonia

door Richard Chesher, 80 hier vandaan

Ua Island is a small, uninhabited island in New Caledonia's southern lagoon. Except during holidays a...

Ua Coral Reef New Caledonia

B: Seabirds New Caledonia, Noddy Terns

door Richard Chesher, 160 hier vandaan

The sea birds of New Caledonia are part of one of the most fascinating avifauna on the planet. Of the...

Seabirds New Caledonia, Noddy Terns

C: Ua Island

door Gregory Panayotou, 210 hier vandaan

If you look carefuly, you'll see the New Caledonian emblematic  highly venomous  banded sea snake (Tr...

Ua Island

D: Blue-Eyed Squid Ilot Ua New Caledonia

door Richard Chesher, 210 hier vandaan

I like squid. A bit of a double meaning there as I not only appreciate watching these intelligent and...

Blue-Eyed Squid Ilot Ua New Caledonia

E: Sea Eagles Nesting at Ilot Ua New Caledonia

door Richard Chesher, 330 hier vandaan

About half way along the eastern beach on Ilot Ua two sea eagles (Pandion haliaetus) have built an el...

Sea Eagles Nesting at Ilot Ua New Caledonia

F: Diving spots New Caledonia Ua Reef

door Richard Chesher, 360 hier vandaan

Sometimes, during the summer months, New Caledonia's SE trades stop completely and it goes absolutely...

Diving spots New Caledonia Ua Reef

G: Nearly "LOST" on ilôt Ua

door Gregory Panayotou, 400 hier vandaan

Nearly "LOST" on ilôt Ua

H: Sea and Sand at Ilot Ua New Caledonia

door Richard Chesher, 410 hier vandaan

Sunny skies, a white sandy beach with nobody in sight, clean, clear lagoon lapping gently around you....

Sea and Sand at Ilot Ua New Caledonia

I: Fishing New Caledonia Ilot Ua

door Richard Chesher, 420 hier vandaan

Fishing in New Caledonia is pretty exciting. Here a Giant Trevally, Carynx ignobilis, prepares to bre...

Fishing New Caledonia Ilot Ua

J: Ua Coral Reef Sphere New Caledonia

door Richard Chesher, 430 hier vandaan

Ua Island is a small, uninhabited island in New Caledonia's southern lagoon. Except during holidays a...

Ua Coral Reef Sphere New Caledonia

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新喀里多尼亚是离澳大利亚和新西兰最近的南太平洋岛屿。该岛是法国领地且官方语言是法语,尽管如此,其文化却丰富多彩,揉合了美拉尼西亚、欧洲、波利尼西亚、越南、中国、印尼等国的风情。这里有一个多山的大岛,称为大地岛 (Grande Terre),和6个较小的岛屿——洛亚蒂三岛 (Loyalty Islands)、贝莱普群岛 (Belep) 和松树岛 (Isle of Pines)。

整个群岛人口极为稀少,有大片的荒野。这里有数百公里长的徒步小径、随处可见的露营营地、超过42个公园和保护区、清澈透明的河流和莹莹闪光的瀑布。约三分之一的人口居住在首府努美阿。镍的开采是该国最主要的工业,也是维持其高标准生活的主要经济来源。大地岛四周环绕着世界第二大珊瑚礁,此珊瑚礁形成的泻湖是世界上最大的,也是受保护的泻湖。该泻湖于2008年被列为世界遗产,面积达24000平方公里,是品种丰富的鱼类和无脊椎动物栖息之地。

对于刚上岛的游客而言,最引人注目的是这里鲜艳夺目的色彩。努美阿以其完备的酒店、度假酒店、餐馆设施和丰富多彩的活动欢迎游客的到来。

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