New Caledonia Snorkeling

Make a splash!

Splash right in and snorkel across New Caledonia’s reefs from wherever you’re staying. Snorkelers can access underwater trails from pontoons just off the bays in Noumea, all around the Isle of Pines, and around most of the surrounding islands.

Conditions are warm and calm most of the year around, with visibility at its clearest between the months of April and November. This is because the run-off from the wet season has stopped, allowing for pure marine appreciation! If you travel to outside of this time, don’t worry. New Caledonia snorkeling is still good at other times, plus the water temperatures are warm and inviting all year round!

What you will see snorkelling in New Caledonia

Snorkel in New Caledonia to enjoy vibrant corals and fish all to yourself. There are so many spots to try out that nowhere ever seems overly populated! Float past butterfly fish, triggerfish, parrotfish, clownfish, vibrant corals, and more. Key spots to visit include Duck Island (a 10-minute water taxi from Anse Vata beach), the Tamanou reef Pontoon in Sainte Marie Bay, the natural pools around the Isle of Pines, and all the reefs that stretch between Noumea’s Lemon Bay and Chateau Royal beach.

No matter where you stay in New Caledonia, you’ll be able to snorkel past incredible marine life in one of the world’s best natural aquariums! To find out more about the great spots to try, and day-trips you can join, contact our My New Caledonia Holiday Experts!