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SS President Coolidge

Espiritu Santo Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Luganville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Lots of large corals growing on wreck. Huge fan corals on sea bed next to wreck. Several types of anenomies and clownfish in 5 metres at deco stop near wreck.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It has a fascinating history behind it and definitely worth doing a few dives to explore this sunken wreck. I would highly recommended Paul White (Aore resort diving) and Alfred (dive instructor) to take you on this adventure into the past! Lots of nooks and crannies to explore over this 199m long vessel for those of a curious nature.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Go with Allan Power. The staff are fantastic and you can get to the wreck by walking right of the shore. You must to a night dive to see the flashlight fish in the cargo hold.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Although the wreck has been slowly breaking up it is still a huge ship with great areas to explore, It's deep and big and it requires many dives to even get to know your way around. This has to be rated as one of the great shipwrecks that divers have access to, put it on your must list.

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Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

bucket list wreck dive - dived with Paul White and his local dive master, Alfred, from Aore Adventure Sports & Lodge; amazing how much is still to see 70 years after it sank - trucks and equipment in the holds, dentist chair, huge engines, industrial sized kitchen equipment, guns, and amazing flashlight fish during a night dive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Only complete the first intro dive of the wreck with Alan Power diving, but I can see why people keep coming back. This ship is huge!

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Where else in the world can you do a walk in dive on a perfect wreck that you can penetrate, diving from 20m to 60 +

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

As someone who gets sea-sick, I loved that I could dive such an amazing, world-renowned wreck from the shore. In 12 dives I felt I barely scraped the surface of the experiences this wreck had to offer. Easy-access shallow cargo holds, tight twists and turns and some interesting deep places to explore. Friendly fish to observe on the deco/safety stops... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Diving the SS Coolidge is not cheap... but it has brilliant dives. And the night dive with the flas light fish was just amazing!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The diving is amazing, the best diving I have done so far. I highly recommend to dive with Aore adventure sports they are fantastic. The night dive is a must also!

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