Captain Michael Gooding, of 39.6m Ocean Alliance charter yacht Silentworld, explores New Caledonia’s palm-fringed bays in the South Pacific.
1. Prony Bay
You’ll find L’Aiguille de Prony (the Needle of Prony) rising to 6 metres below the surface, in 35 metres of water in Prony Bay, south of the main island. It is a cathedral-like structure, with thermal vents that exude life. Look out for the sharks patrolling this incredible site.