Shipwreck Diving In Vanuautu – More Than Just Finding Nemo

Oct 04, 13 Shipwreck Diving In Vanuautu – More Than Just Finding Nemo

Diving Holiday in Vanuatu


With over 83 amazing tropical island to choose from, you are guarantee to find a great spot to dive in Vanuatu.


But if you are after something more than just colorful marine creatures swimming away from you, scuba diving in Vanuatu could just be that adrenaline kick you’ve been looking for.



Meet the SS President Coolidge


Shipwreck Diving SS President Coolidge in Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

SS President Coolidge Shipwreck in Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

This beautiful World War II warrior was completed in 1930 and helped with the evacuation of US citizens from Hong Kong as well as over 100 critically injured naval troops from Hawaii during the 1941 attacked on Pearl Harbor.


Unfortunately, the SS President Coolidge sunk in October 26 1942 approaching Espiritu Santo.

Captain Henry Nelson, believing the ship would not sink, ordered the troops to evacuate the ship and told them to leave all of their belongings behind.


The ship crashed against a coral reef and completely sunk into the ocean, taking with her two lives and plenty of WW II relics (curious divers still find some of these amazing historical objects).


The Coolidge, a top diving spot around the globe, is certainly one of the main attractions in Vanuatu and if you are serious about your diving, a must go holiday destination.

This amazing diving adventure will provide you with unforgettable memories you will talk about for years to come.


There are multiple diving spots to choose from. You can dive through the Promenade Deck, the Cargo Holds, pass through the medical supplies and if nature calls, a quick stop into the Captain’s Bathroom can be arranged.


Don’t forget to bring your camera, as the artefacts that you are likely to see during this dive are extremely rare, as well as the beautiful marine life that now call SS President Coolidge home.

SS President Coolidge famous Lady an Elizabethan porcelain statue

The Lady – Found above the fireplace in the
ballroom of the “President Coolidge”


And of course, the ‘Lady’, one of the most photographed ceramic figures at depths of 140 Feet (42 meters), located at the first class lobby.


While at it, you can pop into the library, visit the breathtaking Italian mosaic fountain and escape through the skylights at the top of the ship.



So what are you waiting for? If you are planning an unforgettable Vanuatu holiday, this is your destination and AirVanuatu is the airline that can take you there.


If you are already planning a holiday, these useful links will help you to plan this great adventure:


Trip Planning –

Accommodation –

Vanuatu Info Links –

Scuba Diving Info –


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