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. 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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  • Dived with Coral Quays Resort, they've got an awesome dive operation and setup, the equipment and guides are all top-notch, and safety is their first priority. The wreck itself - wow! So much to...  more »
  • The night dive!! It was like magic! Unbelievable! You could easily do 10 doves discovering this wreck! I have talked to many divers who come back again and again to do it!  more »

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