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Vanuatu

A beautiful South Pacific island, home to swathes of colourful reef, relaxed island vibes and the world famous SS President Coolidge.

Overview

The Republic of Vanuatu is a chain of 83 tropical islands in the South West Pacific, some 1,750 km east of Australia, 500 km north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands. Due to its geographical proximity it is only a 2.5 to 3.5 hour flight from the east coast of Australia,. making it the perfect destination for a quick tropical escape.

The mountainous, volcanic islands have forged dramatic and naturally beautiful scenic wonders of palm fringed beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters, coral reefs rich in marine life, rugged mountains rising above lush, tropical rain-forests bursting with a magnificent array of flora and fauna, cascading waterfalls, vivid blue lagoons and bubbling hot springs. On the islands of Tanna, Ambrym and Lopevi, volcanic activity can be observed.

Vanuatu is known for its laid-back island culture. Although there is a clear European influence from colonisation, many of Vanuatu’s islands have been inhabited for thousands of years with the oldest archaeological evidence dating back to 2,000 BC. The native language spoken is Bislama (pidgin English) with English and French also widely spoken. However every community in Vanuatu has its own dialect and there are over 100 indigenous languages spoken across the country.

Snapshot

The climate in Vanuatu is varied. Winter is the drier season with temperatures averaging around 23°C between April to October. In the wetter Summer season, temperatures average 28°C from November to March.

We recommend taking light, casual clothing. However please be aware that the country’s culture and religion call for a more conservative dress code. Please take this into consideration if you are planning on participating in above water activities

Vanuatu vatu
Type C, G and I
GMT+11
Take normal travel precautions when eating and drinking – tap water is not safe to drink unless boiled or chemically treated.

Diving

Overview

Diving in Vanuatu is varied and interesting, from the easy protected waters of the marine sanctuary, to shallow reefs, deeper drop-offs and sunken wrecks, all in crystal clear waters teeming with fish life.

The landscape beneath the water mirrors that found above: mountainous terrain with plunging cliffs, grottoes and overhangs, huge caves and intricate interconnecting underwater tunnels and chasms formed by frozen lava – and life abundant over all.

During World War II, the islands of Efate and Espiritu Santo were used as allied military bases. Espiritu Santo now offers divers the amazing SS President Coolidge, the largest, most easily accessible, recreational diving wreck in the world.

With a mix of world famous wreck sites and calm and beautiful reef sites, you’re sure to find something that interests you in Vanuatu.

Temperature

27-29°C

Dive Season

Year round

Dive Highlights
  • SS President Coolidge and Million Dollar Point in Santo
  • The Cathedral in Port Vila

Explore Packages

$4,429
AUD/pp

FROM

MV Oceania

Flights
2 Nights
6 Nights
Meals
Up to 18
Nitrox
Transfers
$4,235
AUD/pp

FROM

Solomons PNG Master

Flights
7 Nights
1 Night
Meals
Up to 22
Transfers
$3,879
AUD/pp

FROM

Solomons PNG Master

Flights
2 Nights
7 Nights
Meals
Up to 22
Transfers
$3,785
AUD/pp

FROM

Solomons PNG Master

Flights
7 Nights
Meals
Up to 22
Transfers
$3,434
AUD/pp

FROM

Uepi Island Resort

Flights
7 Nights
Meals
10 Dives
Transfers
$3,280
AUD/pp

FROM

Paradise Taveuni Resort

7 Nights
Meals
15+ Dives
Transfers

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