SS President Coolidge, Luganville

4.8
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 Luganville driving holiday planner.
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  • My partner and went diving on the wreck many times during our stay and we couldn’t recommend the experience enough! You do have to be prepared to go to between 30-45m, but the guides are excellent and...  more »
  • i have dived the Cooledge and Million Dollar point many, many times with Alan when he was alive and he had not long started his business, interesting guy. i believe his coral garden is now established...  more »
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  • Awesome wreck. Plenty of areas are spacious and accessible for an unprepared ship. So much to see, you'll need several days to cover a lot of the ship. Being able to get to it straight off the beach is great - safety stops are nice sitting on the sand in the shallows.
  • Diving here was nice, the depths are pretty deep though so I would plan at least a two tank dive to get to see a good chunk of the ship.
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