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SS President Coolidge, Luganville

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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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  • The President Coolidge is an enormous ocean liner that sits in a tranquil bay in espiritu santo. It is probably the best wreck for scuba divers in the world. This does not mean it's a safe dive if you...  more »
  • If you are into diving than this is worth your while. Ideally go with a group as you get to go as a group and it is much more fun. The Experience is great and something different.  more »
  • Not a lot that I can add that hasn't already been written on the Coolidge. Very accessible from the shore (but a boat makes life a lot easier), not beyond the reach of even novice divers, and as awe-i...  more »
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  • Great dive, one of the best