Vanuatu 2017

Dive the President Coolidge, Santo Vanuatu

9 nights and 12 dives 15 – 24 May 2017

Join Frog Dive in Vanuatu Diving the SS President Coolidge and staying at Hotel Espiritu 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 m issing out on.

Gauges on the President Coolidge, Vanuatu

Gauges 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.


You’ll stay at The Espiritu Hotel in the heart of Luganville town, only minutes away from cafes, shops and the dive shop. espiritu hotelWe have three types of room, all very spacious and immaculately presented. All rooms are spacious, air-conditioned and have access to free wifi internet.

Facilities include an in-house café and restaurant, swimming pool,  bar and lounge that are perfect for chilling out after a “tough days diving”.

The resort also provides a secure room for washing and storage of your dive gear.

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 sun 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
  • 9 nights twin share air-conditioned accomodation at Hotel Espiritu with Continental Breakfast and free in-room WIFI
  • Optional upgrade to delux room for $175 per person


Only $2795 per diver, $2165 per non diver (subject to change subject to exchange rate fluctuations until paid in full)


Click here to download Frog Dive Vanuatu 2017 Itinerary, Frog Dive Vanuatu 2017 Flyer and Frog Dive Vanuatu 2017 Booking Form.


SS President Coolidge Gallery