Diving in Noumea

Diving in Noumea is ideal for beginners, training, or relaxed exploring. Diving in New Caledonia always consists of two successive boat dives near the reef or in the passes. The passes of Boulari, Dumbéa, Mato, Ducati, and Uitoé are particularly excellent for meeting eagle rays, stingrays, napoleons, turtles, and whitetip sharks. Between January and April, manta rays frequent this area, grey reef sharks migrate here between April and June, and in November, divers can observe a large concentration of loggerhead sea turtles spawning along the drop-off. Noumea is also home to some excellent wreck dives. One of the best dive sites in Noumea is Aiguille de Prony, an amazing pyramid-shaped pinnacle that starts at 38 m deep and rises just 3 m from the surface.


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Wildlife in Noumea
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Bull Shark
Silvertip Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Zebra Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Skate (fish)
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses
Pygmy Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Wildlife in Noumea
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Bull Shark
Silvertip Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Zebra Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Skate (fish)
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses
Pygmy Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus

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