Vanuatu – Historic Shipwrecks & Diverse Coral Reefs
Overview of diving in Vanuatu
The 83 islands that make up Vanuatu are home to a wealth of top dive sites. There is something for every diver in Vanuatu, with historic wrecks, beautiful corals and large fish. It is also known as one of the best locations in the world to dive with dugongs. Flights from Australia take approximately four hours to the capital Port Vila on Efate island. It is also possible to fly from neighboring countries such as the Solomon Islands or Fiji. Internal flights are needed to get to Vanuatus best dive sites such as the President Coolidge wreck and Million Dollar Point, both located on the island of Espiritu Santo.
Top Dive Sites / Locations
SS President Coolidge wreck, Espiritu Santo
Million Dollar Point, Espiritu Santo
Hideaway Island, Port Vila
Moso Drift, Moso Island
Katiua Rocks, Tanna
Our dive trip to Vanuatu
We visited Vanuatu for a week in 2017 with the aim of diving the SS President Coolidge wreck on Espiritu Santo. First we stayed for three days on Hideaway Island near Port Vila, which has some fantastic reef dives. The water depth around the island drops of quickly and we were able to freedive at a small wreck not far from the island.
The second part of our trip was spent on the island of Espiritu Santo. Here we freedived at the Million Dollar Point dive site, the SS President Coolidge wreck and the Nanda Blue hole. These dive sites are incredible. The SS President Coolidge wreck is huge and the best wreck dive in Vanuatu. Million Dollar point is a unique dive site, essentially being an underwater scrapyard, while the Blue Hole makes for a nice chilled afternoon dive.
You can find out more information about the dive sites we visited in the posts below.
The most accessible island in Vanuatu, Efate has some great diving in a marine reserve just next to the capital, Port Vila.
Espirutu Santo is home to one of the best wreck dives in the world in the President Coolidge wreck. This 200m long ocean liner sits just meters away from the shore. The unique dive site of Million Dollar Point is also not be missed.