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Dive Review of Club Amedee in
Vanuatu and New Caledonia/Amedee Lighthouse

Club Amedee: "A day at Amedee Lighthouse", Oct, 2016,

by Brigitte Lacouture, AK, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9334.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I did two dives with Club Amedee at the Amedee lighthouse off the coast of Noumea while my partner snorkeled in the nearby reef. Club Amedee has a small dive shop in Noumea with their main shop on Amedee Island. They use a twin 250 hp RIB boat to get to the lighthouse, about a 40 minute trip depending on the seas which were +3 ft swells the day we went; prepare to get wet going and returning. Dive briefings were brief, with emphasis on hand signals and air consumption. The morning dive highlight was a large school of gray reef sharks, some 30 to 40 individuals; however, there were also several different species of eel including ribbon eels and some very large parrot fish, groupers, and Napoleon wrasse, the latter in the range of 4 ft long. The bottom is rubble and sand with occasional hard coral clumps, definitely not the attraction here. Lunch is included in the package and was ample and satisfactory. Due to the increasing currents, the second dive was on a wreck, the Toho V. This was quite a step down from the action on the first dive, though I did manage to see a blue spotted stingray, a banded sea snake, and a couple of blennies. The fairly recent wreck was surrounded by schools of tangs. Though we saw no turtles when diving, my partner saw several while snorkeling. It was very easy to spot banded sea snakes in the leaf litter on the island, they are not aggressive and one has to watch not to step on them by mistake. It is possible to visit the lighthouse, but is difficult when diving as it is closed during lunch; one can try to squeeze it in before or after lunch.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Tahiti, St. Vincent, Borneo, Curacao, Bonaire, Cozumel, Saba, GBR, Cayman Islands, New Caledonia
Closest Airport Tontouta (NOU) Getting There via Brisbane or Nadi

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 23-23°C / 73-73°F Wetsuit Thickness 4
Water Visibility 15-15 M / 49-49 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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