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Diving in New Caledonia

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"The largest lagoon in the world" - New Caledonia is situated in the heart of the South Pacific, 1500km east of Australia. The main island is accompanied by the Loyalty Islands, Isle of Pines, Belep and a myriad of small islands. The barrier reef around New Caledonia stretches for over 1600km and encircles the main island, creating the world's largest lagoon (and one of the most beautiful).

Cooled by the Pacific Ocean and the trade winds, New Caledonia enjoys a sunny semi-tropical climate year round. The warm season, from September to March, has temperatures averaging between 25-27°C, with short occasional rains. The cool season, from April to August, has temperatures averaging between 20-23°C, but water temperature stays warm enough for swimming. January to March is the rainy season, while September to November is the dry season.

New Caledonia has a strong windsurf and kite boarding culture, and offers good quality wind conditions all year. It is a great destination during October to April when the tradewinds kick in. Rent a board on Anse Vata beach and sail with some of their local world champions!

We have a wide range of accommodation options so contact us for details.