Special Group Departure - with the team from Dive Jervis Bay
16 – 24 September 2020
9 days / 8 nights ex Sydney
Diver from $ 2,765
One island in Vanuatu, more than any other attracts divers like a magnet – Espiritu Santo. The majestic beauty of Santo is what inspired James A. Michener to write his classic “Tales of the South Pacific.”
Santo is from a time past. People still come from within the jungle to trade for a few basic necessities, then blend quietly back into the shadows, amongst the remains of crashed B17 bombers, deserted Dakotas and old WWII hangars and storage shelters that are scattered in the thick tropical jungle and serve as silent reminders of the American occupation of the island.
During the Pacific Campaign of WWII over 100,000 allied troops and support staff were stationed on Santo and the time they spent there is still evident today. Other wrecks and remains from the war lie below the surface of the clear blue waters. One of the major diving drawcards of Santo is the S.S. President Coolidge, a World War II troop transport wreck. Luganville is the main town on Espiritu Santo, and although there is excellent diving in the vicinity of Luganville, diving is mainly centred on two specific, and unique sites.
The main attraction is the “S.S. President Coolidge”, a luxury liner that was used as a troop ship during WWII. The impressive wreck (198 metres long) is one of the largest accessible wrecks to sport divers anywhere in the world.
Airfares and Taxes
- Return flights ex Sydney to Espiritu Santo flying with Air Vanuatu
- Australian departure taxes and applicable airline taxes (subject to change)
Accommodation Meals and Transfers
- Return airport transfers in Santo
- 8 nights twin share Starfish room accommodation at Beachfront Resort
- Continental breakfast daily at Beachfront Resort
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
NOTE: Optional upgrade to Manta A/C Bungalow acc. Twin share- $135pp
- 10 dives – including SS President Coolidge and Million Dollar Point
Includes: tanks, weights and local dive guide services
NOTE: Do PADI wreck & Deep diver speciality for only extra $ 499
Price does not include
- Travel insurance, meals other than specified and personal spending money
- Any excess luggage surcharges
Prices subject to change at any time without notice due
to currency fluctuations and supplier rate changes. Airfares are currently based on
group airfares. To allow the of the use of this airfare and group package rates, a
minimum of 8 passengers are required to travel. See other terms and conditions as
per the Dive Adventures website: www.diveadventures.com.au
To secure your place on this expedition, you will need to complete a booking form
and return it together with a non refundable deposit amount of $500 per person.