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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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Montreal, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you are an experienced diver, you'll enjoy the wreck even more as you can go deeper to the hundreds of crevices and compartments with hidden secrets. Do the night dive as well, an experience not to be missed.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Anyone who dives the Coolidge will want to come back! So much to see and not enough time and dives! We will be back, for sure!

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Dived with Allan Power for 5 days, 2 dives a day. An unbelievable dive experience from the shore into a beautiful wreck. The location is remote so make sure you have your own dive computer and insurance. Half the experience is diving and chatting with Allan - who first dived the wreck in 1969 and has since, never left her... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My friends and I were in Santo this week and wanted to do a little diving. Adam at Aquamarine did such an amazing job, we expanded 1 dive into 3 days of diving including 5 dives at the Cooledge and 1 dive a Million Dollar Point. Adam and his dive leaders Tula and Dave did an incredible job! We had... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We spent 4 days diving the Coolidge, and each dive was special in its own way. From the engine room to "The Lady" to that amazing night dive with the flashlight fish, this is definitely a dive not to be missed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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