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SS President Coolidge, Luganville
(4.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • We are not wreck-people unless there is marine life to be seen. We found the Coolidge wreck to be almost lifeless and it was also dark down there It was simply a big piece of steel on the sea bed. If ...  more »
  • Diving a bit disappointing, reduced visibility and a lot of concretions in view of the date of the sinking give a khaki uniform
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  • If you are into wreck diving, in Espiritu Santo, and looking for something to do, then I don't think you need to read this review to know you should be hitting this wreck! There are various dive opera...  more »
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  • Great dive, one of the best