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SS President Coolidge, Luganville

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
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. To visit SS President Coolidge on your holiday in Espiritu Santo, and find out what else Espiritu Santo has to offer, use our Espiritu Santo travel itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Espiritu Santo

You'll find most of Espiritu Santo's accommodations clustered in the southeastern corner of the island, where the city of Luganville offers everything from basic beach houses and bungalows, to boutique hotels and upscale resorts. Luganville's city center boasts many hotels within walking distance of most local attractions and beaches, with quieter guesthouses an easy jaunt inland by car. Head up the eastern coast of the island to find beach lodges and sizeable resorts strung out along the shores of the Coral Sea. Due to the island's mountainous and forested interior, most areas away from the coast offer little other than family-run guesthouses and basic hotels, though these often offer budget-friendly deals.
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  • Dived to only 25m but you still get to have a good look around. I went with Allan Power Dive Tours & they were really good & looked after us both. I can recommend them without any hesitation.  more »
  • Completed 8 dives on her and could have done many more. Bucket list activity for every diver out there. We dived with Aore Adventure Sports and Lodge  more »
  • Phil, Sharney and Tom (from Coral Quays) make diving the Coolidge fun and safe, their dive guides gave in-depth briefings and catered for divers of all levels of experience. Diving at a nice easy pace...  more »
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  • Amazing wreck dive
  • Nice!
  • Great dive, one of the best