SS President Coolidge, Luganville

Dive beneath Vanuatu's blue sea to explore the old shipwreck of SS President Coolidge, a U.S. luxury liner that served as a troopship in World War II that was sunk by mines in 1942. Today, the shipwreck serves as a recreational diving site. Swim through holds and decks while meeting sea turtles, moray eels, and lion fish. Look for artifacts like guns, cannons, Jeeps, helmets, and a surreal statue called "The Lady," a porcelain figure of a lady riding a unicorn. Even novice divers can experience this attraction because of its close proximity to the surface. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to SS President Coolidge by using our Espiritu Santo driving holiday planner.
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  • WOW - what an awesome dive. Bucket list is ticked off however we will be back to do again. A must do for anyone wishing to do a wreck dive.  more »
  • Beautiful alone with Tom of Coral Quays. The wreck is close to the beach, so there is need a boat to get there. The visibility was good is the wreck is in good condition. It is huge, there is possibility to make several different dives. I enjoyed this dive to 30 meters deep.
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  • First dived Pres.Coolidge in 1982 on air. The Lady sculpture was just discovered previous week and I had a great snap of it published in Neville Coleman's "Underwater" magazine, beating established ph...  more »
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  • Incredible to say the least. If you are SCUBA certified and are on Santo island then you must make time to dive this huge ship. Never thought I would be able to swim through a massive ship while viewing entombed military equipment. Easily accessible from the shore.
  • Nice wreck dive and the place to visit as a scuba diver. The wreck is huge and has a lot of artefacts. It is at 20+ meters and they stay for a bit though. So make sure your dive operator is well equipped and you feel comfortable with it
  • Amazing wreck dive
  • Great dive, one of the best
  • Nice!

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