Noumea Diving - the Escapade Coral Reef
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Noumea Diving - the Escapade Coral Reef

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This reef is just off the wharf for l'Escapade Island Resort. It is part of the Ilot Maitre Marine Reserve and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the New Caledonia Lagoon. Just 3 nautical miles from Noumea, the reef is a popular dive spot for Noumea residents.

For more information on diving in New Caledonia order a copy of the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia

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A: Ilot Maitre Marine Reserve New Caledonia Helicopter View

de Richard Chesher, la distanta de 70 metri

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

B: Coral Reef Fish New Caledonia

de Richard Chesher, la distanta de 70 metri

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

Coral Reef Fish New Caledonia

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

de Richard Chesher, la distanta de 160 metri

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

D: New Caledonia coral reef reserve

de Richard Chesher, la distanta de 160 metri

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

New Caledonia coral reef reserve

E: Snorkelling New Caledonia Escapade Resort Reef

de Richard Chesher, la distanta de 160 metri

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: Escapade Island Resort Noumea Coral Reef Bubble

de Richard Chesher, la distanta de 160 metri

The fish living on the coral reef at l'Escapade Island Resort Noumea are visited by thousands of frie...

Escapade Island Resort Noumea Coral Reef Bubble

G: Triton Shell Charonia Tritonis New Caledonia

de Richard Chesher, la distanta de 170 metri

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

Triton Shell Charonia Tritonis New Caledonia

H: Noumea Resort l'Escapade Coral Reef

de Richard Chesher, la distanta de 170 metri

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

Noumea Resort l'Escapade Coral Reef

I: Coral Palms Boat Escapade Island Resort New Caledonia

de Richard Chesher, la distanta de 250 metri

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

de Richard Chesher, la distanta de 250 metri

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

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Noumea

Aceasta este un ansamblu a Noumea

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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