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Dive The S S President Coolidge

Santo

Vanuatu

Aore Island Resort

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7 Night Package

Departs from Santo

independent Trip

From
$1,585
AUD
Aore Island Resort & Pacific Dive
REF: 25504

7 Night Package

Departs from Santo

independent Trip

From
$1,585
AUD
REF: 25504

7 Night Package

Departs from Santo

From
$1,585
AUD

Package Details

Aore Island Resort & Pacific Dive

Inclusions

7 Nights in Garden view Bungalow - Twin / Double share ( Stay 7 NTS - Pay for 6 NTS )
10 Shore dives with transfers, tanks, weights, dive guide & light refreshments post dive
Tropical breakfast daily
Kayaks, Push bikes, SUP boards, Snorkeling gear, WI-FI in restaurant and lounge common areas
Return Airport transfer

Exclusions

  • ● International Airfares & taxes
  • ● Meals other than specified
  • ● Scuba equipment rental
  • ● Travel insurance
  • ● Tourism Levy Fee 100 VATU (approx. AUD$1.00 per room per day)
  • Upgrades

  • ● Twin share Beachfront Bungalow $170 pp
  • Proposed Itinerary

    Day 1 Transfer from Santo airport to your accommodation
    Day 2 - Day 6 Two dives a day and accommodation
    Day 7 De-saturation day - time to relax or explore
    Day 8 Transfer to Santo airport

    Terms and Conditions

    Block out Dates : 21 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 .
    Valid for travel from October 20, 2020.
    Valid for travel until October 30, 2021.
    Only available for sale until October 30, 2021.

    Subject to availability and COVID-19 conditions – please contact your Dive Adventures travel specialist.

    Destination Information

    Espiritu Santo

    Espiritu Santo (commonly known as ‘Santo’) is arguably one of the most well-known dive destinations in the South Pacific. Not only is it the resting place of the world-renowned wreck SS President Coolidge, it’s also a stunning tropical getaway. Take time out from the hustle and bustle of modern life and enjoy the peace and quiet of this gorgeous island. 

    Despite the island’s size, you will find two very different terrains. Along the western side of the island is a rugged landscape of mountains, while the south and east are flat, fertile and filled with agriculture. This rugged landscape carries on under the sea, creating a marine terrain of caverns and caves. To the north is Vanuatu’s first national park, Vathe Conservation Area which provides a jungle sanctuary for the islands diverse variety of endemic species inclusive of birds, butterflies, wild orchids, flying foxes and reptiles. 

    The island of Santo played an essential role during WWII as it provided a base in the South Pacific for over 100,000 allied troops and support staff. This massive occupation of the island is still very evident today, with a prevalence of historic sites and abandoned equipment both above and below sea level. 

    Luganville, the island’s capital, is just busy enough to give you a small variety of hotel bars and restaurants to enjoy during your stay. Whether you’re after a luxury getaway or budget dive lodgings, you will be sure to find accommodation to suit you close by to the township.

     

    Aore Island Resort

    Aore Island is a working cattle and coconut plantation, located 3 kilometres across the channel or 15 minutes by regular boat service from Santo and the township of Luganville. The secluded Aore Island Resort is set on a white sandy beach, surrounded by tropical island flora and has views to the wide escarpment leading up to a higher rainforest level. Aore Island is an ideal base for your holiday adventures on Espiritu Santo or as a place to just relax and retreat.

    The boutique resort has 18 spacious and comfortable, well-appointed bungalows built along the beach surrounded by lush tropical gardens. All of the fan-cooled fares have private bathrooms, hot showers, hairdryers, irons, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator and a balcony. A large traditional Melanesian style Nakamal sits on the waterfront housing the bar, restaurant and lounge area. Enjoy the panoramic views across the channel from the wide terrace where you can dine, relax and sip cocktails whilst enjoying the romantic ambience.

    The famous World War II wreck of “SS President Coolidge” and “Million Dollar Point” are a 20 minute boat trip from the resort. Alternatively, you can snorkel in the crystal clear waters over the coral reef just off the island.

    Facilities

    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Aore Island Resort
    Wi-fi
    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Aore Island Resort
    Spa
    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Aore Island Resort
    Restaurant
    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Aore Island Resort
    Pool
    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Aore Island Resort
    Fan-cooled
    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Aore Island Resort
    Bar

    Pacific Dive

    Pacific Dive is located on the tropical island of Espiritu Santo, the largest of 83 islands in Vanuatu. Home to the world-famous SS President Coolidge wreck. The largest and most accessible shipwreck in the world!

    Opened in early 2017, Pacific Dive has quickly become the most well-known and trusted scuba diving shop in Luganville.

    What started as a hobby has now become a passion and the team are delighted to share it with you. They’re proud to have produced lots of happy customers and look forward to continuing their work for years to come! Their love for scuba diving drives who they are and what they do. Every. Single. Day.

    Excellent service begins with great people and industry experience, which is why the staff are only the best and most qualified in the business. They are a team of dedicated personnel with a genuine desire to ensure that your experience with them is easy, satisfying and safe.

    Start your diving day at Pacific Dive Headquarters, located at The Espiritu Hotel on Main Street in Luganville. You will meet your dive guides here, and they will assist you with any required hire equipment. You will then be briefed on the dive site of the day and complete any necessary paperwork before being transported to the dive site. Single Dive tours run for approximately 4 hours.

    Once at the Dive Site, kit up and enter the beautifully warm and clear water. Your experienced Dive Guide will escort you on one of the most amazing dives you have ever done! Whether it be the SS President Coolidge or Million Dollar Point, you will explore the site at your pace, and no doubt make some life-changing memories!

    Don’t forget to bring your GoPro or Underwater Camera to capture these unforgettable experiences and show off to friends and family back on the surface.

    Facilities

    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Pacific Dive
    Rebreather
    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Pacific Dive
    Nitrox
    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Pacific Dive
    Mixed Gas Fills Available
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