Water Activities in Vanuatu
If you find yourself on the shores of one of the 83 islands that make up Vanuatu, chances are you’ll get wet. We don’t blame you – it’s hard not to when our stunning waters are so inviting, To satisfy your thirst, we’ve come up with some of the top water based activities one can do around Vanuatu Islands.
Diving and Snorkelling
This is the big one - It would almost be an insult not to take part on your next trip to Vanuatu. Home to magical reefs and diving areas. Vanuatu is an underwater playground for not only the skilled but first-time enthusiasts as well. What sets Vanuatu’s waters aside is the diversity of things to explore underwater. From abundant marine life (everything from goldfish to dugongs) to spectacular WWII wrecks; an ode to the area’s affiliation in the war. Check out the Top 5 Snorkeling Spots in Vanuatu.
The Reef Explorer / Glass bottomed boats
If you’d prefer to not get in the water, or are travelling with kids or the elderly, the Reef Explorer is a great alternative to snorkelling! These fully equipped, transparent-floored boats allow one to be immersed in the underwater world, and experience all there is to offer under the sea.
The Ocean Walker
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to walk the ocean floor, then this is the activity for you. Hands down one of the most unique and innovative experiences to be had in Vanuatu, the Ocean Walker experience involves lowering a pressurised helmet onto your shoulders and then lowering yourself into the ocean. Walking avenues of coral reefs and saying hello to marine life will be sure to leave you with lasting memories.
If you are after a more adrenaline pumping, white knuckle kind of water activity, then you may take a fancy to Fly Boarding. Operating out of Port Vila, the sport combines elements of other water-based activities, including jet skiing, wake boarding and snowboarding. Together this creates an action-packed ride that is easy to learn!
Post a letter
Yes, you did read that right! Vanuatu is home to the world’s first underwater post office. Situated within Hideaway Island’s marine sanctuary and located around 3 metres down, the attraction is a fully functioning, manned post office. Grab your gear, buy a postcard from the gift shop on the island and head on over to send the coolest piece of mail you probably ever will.
Aside from the great activities highlighted above, Vanuatu’s waters are the perfect place to try your hand at some of these “honourable mentions”:
- Jet Skiing
- Swimming in waterfalls
- Zego Sports Crafts
- Island Cruising