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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  • I dove the wreck with Pacific dive and found it extremely interesting. With the wreck from 20m to 70m deep, most people just see 1/2 the wreck going down to 30m-40m. Water was warm and clear and there...  more »
  • Coolidge is a playground for a diver who can allow two different diving weeks at 3 levels. Alternate appearance luxury liner and the transport of troops. A lot of material on board!
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  • there is something for everyone, but you probably need to have a bit of experience first, so much to see and so much to do.  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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