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 New Caledonia

Australia & Pacific

New Caledonia has one of the largest coral reefs in the world. It is an oustanding scuba destination.

Average water temperature is 24 degrees Celsius all year!

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Location: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia
Geographic coordinates: 21° 30' S, 165° 30' E
Coastline km: 2,254 km km
Climate: tropical; modified by southeast trade winds; hot, humid
Terrain: coastal plains with interior mountains
Elevation: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m highest point: Mont Panie 1,628 m
Natural hazards: cyclones, most frequent from November to March
Currency: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc (XPF)
Population: 221,943 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: French (official), 33 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects
Capital: Noumea
Divisions: none (overseas territory of France); 3 provinces: Province des Iles, Province Nord, and Province Sud

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Seasons
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Climate
Air temp. 29°C
84°F
29°C
84°F
28°C
82°F
26°C
79°F
24°C
75°F
24°C
75°F
24°C
75°F
23°C
73°F
24°C
75°F
25°C
77°F
27°C
81°F
28°C
82°F
Water temp. 25°C
77°F
26°C
79°F
25°C
77°F
25°C
77°F
23°C
73°F
23°C
73°F
22°C
72°F
21°C
70°F
22°C
72°F
23°C
73°F
23°C
73°F
24°C
75°F
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Zones

Zones (2) Dive sites Sub zones
Grande Terre North 7 1
Grande Terre South - Noumea - Ile des Pins 20 2

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Kasmira Reef
By BryanF
Oct 20, 2014
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Le Humboldt
By meganyolo
May 8, 2009
Humboldt -
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Daa Djare
By meganyolo
Feb 15, 2009
Daa Djare - Ouha tip top, Raie Aigle à la descente puis on fait les tour d'un des blocs et on traverse le canyon séparant le second. Un requin gris passe le long du tombant..... des gorgones, un poisson pêcheur, des b&eac
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Kasmira Reef
By meganyolo
Feb 15, 2009
Kasmira - Petit problème de plomb à la descente ...Et oui les blocs alu sont plus légers que les blocs acier... Plongée sur des patates coralliennes avec en plat principal la vue de mon premier requin. 1 joli pointe blan
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Donga Hienga
By Aino
Dec 24, 2006
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Trip: New Caledonia
By Aino
From Nov 30, 2006 to Jan 10, 2007

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