Vanuatu 2016

Dive the President Coolidge, Santo Vanuatu

6 nights and 8 dives 13 – 20 May 2016

Join Frog Dive in Vanuatu Diving the SS President Coolidge and staying at the Beachfront Resort in Luganville, Santo. If you haven’t been to Santo and dived the “The Coolidge” it’s time to find out what you’ve been missing out on.

Gauges on the President Coolidge, Vanuatu

Guagues on the President Coolidge, Vanuatu


ss president coolidge

Dive Brief

You can’t go past the SS President Coolidge for world class diving.

At almost 200m in length, The President Coolidge is a huge time capsule.  Built as a luxury passenger liner in 1931 and later converted to 5000 berth troop carrier where it was tasked with carrying troops and refugees accross the Pacific as part of the army transport service during World War II.   The SS President Coolidge became a casualty of war in 1942 when it hit two American mines at the entrance to the Segond Channel in Espiritu Santo.  The wreck of this magnificent ship now lies in 20 to 70 meters of clear, calm water – a scuba divers dream.

The fittings of the luxury passenger liner, and the wartime armament, cargo and supplies create a magnificent time capsule for divers to explore. It’s enormity, accessibility and the artifacts and fittings that remain intact so many years after the vessel’s demise bring divers back again and again and again…

Let Frog Dive and Allan Power take you on an adventure of a lifetime through this awesome wreck.


Beachfront Resort, Santo, Vanuatu

Beach Front Resort, Santo Vanuatu

Bungalow style accomodation, overlooking Segond Channel and Aore Island, is set on spacious garden filled grounds, and includes an ensuite & kitchenette. Enjoy Melanesian style food and local and imported beers and wines at The Coolidge Bar, the perfect place to chill out after a “tough day in the office”.

Other Activies

When you’re not diving be there’s plenty to see and do in Santo.  Head the local markets and sample delicious fresh produce, soak up the sund and enjoy snorkeling or kayaking at pristine beaches, go trekking through the rainforest, visit rural villages rich in Ni-Vanuatu custom and tradition, swim in the blue holes,  and more!

Your Vanuatu Coolidge Experience Includes:

  • Return airfares Sydney to Santo via Port Vila flying Air Vanuatu including airline taxes & fuel Surcharges
  • 6 nights twin share accomodation at Beachfront Resort in a Gardenview Bungalow with Continental Breakfast included
  • 1 Night twin share accomodation at Moorings Hotel – Port Vila
  • Return airport transfers throughout your trip
  • 8 Shore dives on the SS President Coolidge with Allan Power Dive Tours including tanks, weights, air fills and experienced dive guides

Only $2493 per diver  and  $1960 per non-diver



Download Frog Dive Vanuatu 2016 flyer, Frog Dive Vanuatu 2016 itinerary and Frog Dive Vanuatu 2016 booking form here.


SS President Coolidge Gallery