Dive the SS President Coolidge & Million Dollar Point, Vanuatu
Ring in the New Year, dive the SS President Coolidge & Million Dollar Point!
28th December 2023 to 4th January 2024
From $2680 per diver
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.
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.
The Diving -
Minimum Qualification ~ Advanced Open Water Diver
As the shallowest part of the President Coolidge lies in 20m - all divers are required to hold Advanced Open Water Diver as a minimum to ensure the best experience diving here.
Conditions in Santo are usually excellent with calm seas and visibility ranging from 15-35 metres. You will find a whole range of tropical marine species here, from beautiful gorgonian fans to thriving schools of fish and colourful little critters.
Gear hire is limited in this location - you will have tanks & weights provided, however will need to bring all other equipment with you.
Opened in early 2017, Pacific Dive has become well-known in Luganville. You will meet your dive guides here and will then be briefed on the dive site of the day and complete any necessary paperwork before being transported to the dive site.
Departing December 2023
We depart Brisbane on December 28th, flying direct to Luganville, Santo, and being transferred to our accommodation for the week, passing through 'downtown Luganville'.
We always recommend ensuring you have at least day or two either side of any tour available so you can pack at leisure & relax before returning to work on the other side!
The Beachfront Resort
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.
Starfish Lodge Room
An upgrade to Manta Bungalow is available - with a larger room footprint, standalone bulding, and private verandah.
Who is coming? Is there room for me?
Check out our numbered spots below! If this trips books out and all spaces you can see are filled - please contact Di to see if more rooms,flights & diving can be sourced. firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I'm travelling solo?
We will do our best to match you with an accommodation buddy to suit of the same sex. Many new dive buddy pairs start on our trips! You dont have to spend every waking moment with your roommate - there is much to explore outside, hang out in the lounge, swim, snorkel, read, or a favourite - just chill!
Some divers also like to upgrade their accommodation to sole occupant. This is also totally normal and acceptable!
How to book?
Click the button below and head to the bookings page.
Complete your details and place your non-refundable deposit.
Dive Adventures will respond soon after with all details, and your dive tour leader (Diver Di) will be in contact soon after to invite you to the group communications centre to chat further and assist with any questions you might have!
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Santo New Years Eve Dive Adventure, Vanuatu
8 days / 7 nights Ex Brisbane
Return flights ex. Brisbane to Santo with Air Vanuatu Airlines. (conditions apply and limited seats)
Return airport transfers to Palau Central
7 nights Twin/Double lodge accommodation at Beachfront Resort
Daily Continental Breakfast at Beachfront Resort
Free Wifi in public areas
10 shore dives (2 per day) with Tanks, Weights & Dive Guides
Daily return transfers to Pacific Dive & Sites for diving
Refreshments for divers between dives
Australian departure and applicable airline taxes (Subject to change until ticketed)
Government Tax & Tourism Levy
Group Conditions Apply
The package is currently based on a group airfare. If minimum numbers are not met, package prices may change.
Price does not include:
Meals not mentioned in package above
Spending Money & Excess Luggage Fees (if applicable)
Terms and Conditions:
Trip Leader: Diver Di
If all spots above are filled - please contact Di to see if more rooms,flights & diving can be sourced: