Épave de la Joliette

Diving site, Wreck in Thio
  • This boat was shipwrecked in the 1900s and is now a popular snorkelling spot. The site is marked out with yellow buoys.

  • At the beginning of the 20th century, Thio was New Caledonia's main ore port. It wasn’t unusual to see sailing boats with three, four or even five masts.
    When you dive here (even without tanks), you’ll see the wreck of the Joliette, a three-masted ore carrier that was used to transport nickel from Thio to Nouméa. La Joliette sank in 1909 during a cyclone while loading ore into its hold. The wreck is easy to spot. It rests on the seabed at a depth of 12 metres, about 50 metres from the wharf.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • All year 2024
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