New-Caledonia is a South Pacific gorgeous island inhabited since thousand of years by Melanesian and Polynesian populations. The island has been discovered by Europeans at the end of the 18th century . Today , though the society operates in a western way, the traditional Melanesian culture is truly alive. The Melanesian local authority applies through tribal chieftaincies. New-Caledonia island owns the second largest worldwide lagoon which merits more than an ordinary visit ! You can discover outstanding under sea landscapes around plenty of offshore islands, islets and coral reefs. Sailing the lagoon from July to September allows visitors to marvel at Humpback whales that swim from Antartic every year for breeding.