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Vanuatu Scuba Diving

One of the more popular activities in Vanuatu

Many of Vanuatu cruises include scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing and kayaking. But you can also find the shops which specialise in diving and snorkelling only, including wreck dives. One of the most experienced dive shops is Nautilus Scuba, who offer scuba instruction, equipment hire and airfills and dive charter and repairs. With 18 years of diving experience in and around Port Vila, they provide a variety of reef and wreck dives.

Scuba diving at a plane wreck in the South Pacific

There are many underwater wrecks, both WWII ships and planes, in Vanuatu waters
that make excellent wreck diving sites, especially at Efate and Santo islands.

Popular wreck dives in Vanuatu

Some of the best known Vanuatu wreck dives include:

  • “Konanda”, 45-metre island trader who sank in 1987;  
  • “Star of Russia”, built in 1900’s by Harlan and Wolff of Belfast (famous for constructing the Titanic);  
  • “Tasman”, the Qantas record breaker (the first plane to fly from Auckland to Sydney in less than 8 hours);  
  • and “Semle Federsen”, trading vessel which went down during Cyclone Uma in 1987.  

There are some excellent Reef Sites around Port Vila and Efate island, including underwater caves for those exploration dives.

Go Wreck Diving on Santo

If you love water, this is a wonderful experience you do want to consider when holidaying on Vanuatu's largest island, Espiritu Santo.

In Vanuatu you can find incredible natural environments to go diving in but you can also see numerous sunken yachts, ferries, sea planes and cargo ships. The popular wreck you may want to see is that of SS President Coolidge, located close to Espiritu Santo. The wreck is around 200 meters long and allows you to enjoy over 20 different dives when there.

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