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7 Night Package

Departs from Sydney

group, independent Trip

From
$2,765
AUD
Wreck Diving at the SS President Coolidge
REF: 24369

7 Night Package

Departs from Sydney

group, independent Trip

From
$2,765
AUD
REF: 24369

7 Night Package

Departs from Sydney

From
$2,765
AUD

Package Details

Wreck Diving at the SS President Coolidge
Dive the wreck of The SS President Coolidge and enjoy the majestic beauty of Santo. This year marks 80 years anniversary of the sinking of the SS President Coolidge in Espiritu Santo island.⁠
Departs August 13, 2022
Returns August 20, 2022

Inclusions

Return International Flights Ex. Sydney to Espiritu Santo via Port Vila flying with Air Vanuatu
1 Night Twin Share accommodation in Port Vila + 6 Nights Twin Share Starfish Room in Beachfront Resort, Free Wifi
Daily Continental Breakfast at Beachfront Resort, Santo
10 Dives including tanks, weights, belts and dive guide services
All transfers in Santo

Exclusions

  • ● Travel Insurance
  • ● Scuba Equipment rental
  • ● Meals other than specified
  • Upgrades

  • ● Twin share Manta A/C Bungalow $100.00 pp
  • ● Alternative flight arrangements Ad Hoc
  • ● PADI Wreck & Deep diver speciality course $499.00 pp
  • Proposed Itinerary

    Day 1 Transfer to Port Vila 1 Night accommodation in Port Vila
    Day 2 - Day 6 Transfer to Beachfront Resort 5 days of diving; 2 dives per day SS President Coolidge and Million Dollar Point
    Day 7 De-saturation day - time to relax or explore
    Day 8 Transfer from Beachfront Resort

    Terms and Conditions

    Prices subject to change at any time without notice due to currency fluctuations.
    Valid for travel from August 13, 2022.
    Valid for travel until August 20, 2022.
    Only available for sale until July 13, 2022.

    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.

     

    Beachfront Resort Santo

    A tropical beachside resort located on the site of an old WW2 American small boat base, Beachfront Resort is set on 6 acres of land. With 150 metres of absolute waterfront lawns and gardens, Luganville’s only true beach resort is located just 2 kilometres from the town centre and 15 minutes from the international airport.

    The resort is far enough out from town to avoid the noise but near enough for that early morning adventure trip, or adrenaline-pumping scuba dive on the SS President Coolidge.

    With direct Air Vanuatu service from Brisbane and at least three daily domestic flights from Port Vila, it’s never been easier to get to this northern paradise.

    Beachfront Resort offers 27 rooms overlooking the sheltered waters of Segond Channel and Aore Island. The resort welcomes families and children with plenty of space for the kids to safely run free and have fun. Groups of divers are also well catered for.

    The fully licensed restaurant, The Coolidge Bar & Grill, provides first-class all-day dining from both the regular and superb blackboard menus together with a selection of cold, local and imported beers plus wines from Australia and around the world. All of this can be enjoyed in relaxed Melanesian-style surroundings overlooking the swimming pool, extensive lawns, colourful tropical gardens and tranquil waters of the South Pacific ocean.

    Facilities

    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Beachfront Resort
    Wi-fi
    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Beachfront Resort
    Restaurant
    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Beachfront Resort
    Pool
    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Beachfront Resort
    Fan-cooled
    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Beachfront Resort
    Bar
    Vanuatu – Espiritu Santo – Beachfront Resort
    Air-conditioning

    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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