7 - 15 September 2018
9 days / 8 nights from Sydney
from Diver $2,300
Vanuatu is a tropical paradise featuring rainforests, waterfalls, hot springs and volcanoes; however it’s underwater where things really get interesting with sublime reefs and a unique wreck dive site which is suitable for divers of all levels.
S.S President Coolidge 20 - 70 metres
Measuring 210 metres and weighing 22,000 tons, the luxury liner/troop carrier SS President Coolidge has long been regarded as the largest accessible wreck in the world and a one-of- a-kind dive. As you prowl about, you’ll likely come across six-wheel-drive Studebaker trucks, jeeps, huge three-inch artillery guns, aircraft, drop tanks and a jumble of machine guns, rifles and helmets. Keep a look out for the toilets on the promenade deck, take a dip in the pool, hang out at the soda fountain, try out the barber’s chair at the beauty salon and see hundreds of classic Coca Cola bottles. Downed in 1942 by striking an American mine, he sank in only 20 fathoms of water and luckily nearly all the 5000 officers and men on board were saved.
Million Dollar Point 10 - 40 metres
After WWII hundreds of tones of US equipment was dumped here and the site is so named after the amount of money the equipment was worth. The assorted paraphernalia includes bulldozers and engines, tow trucks, steam rollers and jeeps. After the war, American efforts to sell the equipment were unsuccessful even at the most nominal price; so rather than give it to the then Condominium Government, the Americans simply dumped the lot. Fish and coral have now colonised the site’s machinery and divers can swim in and outside the vehicles.
Airfares and Taxes
Accommodation, Meals and Transfers
FRIDAY 07 SEPTEMBER 2018
This morning please make your way to Brisbane International Airport and check your luggage in at the Air Vanuatu counter 3 hours prior to your departure. Your checked luggage allowance is 30kg
10:55 Depart Sydney on Air Vanuatu flight NF-11
15:10 Arrive in Port Vila
16:30 Depart Port Vila in Air Vanuatu flight NF-208
17:20 Arrive in Santo
Upon arrival in Santo you will be met by a representative from Coral Quays Fish & Dive Resort and transferred to your accommodation for your 8 night stay.
Coral Quays Fish & Dive Resort – Standard Bungalow – Twin / Double
In: Friday 7 September 2018
Out: Saturday 15 September 2018
Includes: Continental breakfast daily and Free Wi-Fi at the restaurant
Coral Quays Fish & Dive Resort – 10 Shore Dive Package
Includes: Tanks, weights, dive guide service, and refreshments
SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2018
Today you will be met by a representative from Coral Quays Fish & Dive Resort and transferred back to Santo Airport to meet your return flight.
09:00 Depart Santo on Air Vanuatu flight NF-211
09:50 Arrive in Port Vila
15:20 Depart Port Vila in Air Vanuatu flight NF-10
18:15 Arrive in Sydney