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SS President Coolidge

Espiritu Santo Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Luganville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
4 attraction reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

for the keen diver you would have heard about the Coolidge and it doesn't disappoint. The wreck is huge with so much to see. We only did a few dives, but would recommend doing more as there is over 200m of wreckage to explore!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

wow what an beautiful wreck, you wont believe all the stuff you can see down there! Tanks and guns and trucks, even a swimming pool! Did 11 dives while i was there and already want to go back for more!

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It is a fascinating spot for diving, even if I wasn't the most lucky in terms of visibility. I went at the end of the rainy season and there are not too many divers around, because it isn't the best time of the year to go. Anyway, I was lucky, because I went diving with only the guide and myself... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

As a certified advanced scuba diver, and experienced in 20+ countries, this rates as an average setting/dive. However, if you want to dive in Santo, there are zero other options. This is strictly a beach dive, and you must carry/wear your gear for 100+ feet from the beach into the water before you can actually submerge.

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