International trips - Vanuatu
Vanuatu is an archipelago of 83 islands with a unique blend of intact tribal communities, resorts, beaches and geography, ranging from accessible volcanoes to pristine underwater environments, offering unique and memorable experiences. Vanuatu offers a variety of dive sites, from easy protected waters to shallow reefs and deeper drop-offs, with running currents bringing in the pelagic species. The landscape above water mirrors that below, with mountainous terrain and plunging cliffs, grottoes and overhangs, huge caves and intricate interconnecting underwater tunnels and chasms formed by frozen lava.
The highlight for many divers in Vanuatu is the S.S. President Coolidge, a luxury liner used as a troop ship during WWII. This impressive wreck - 198 metres long and 33,450 gross tonnage - is one of the largest accessible wrecks anywhere in the world. With munitions, military supplies and personal belongings scattered across the ocean floor, and of course the famous 'Lady and the Unicorn' this dive is not to be missed. Not far away is another amazing dive site, 'Million Dollar Point,' where the US Navy dumped tonnes of valuable machinery and supplies after the war.