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Address: Espiritu Santo Island, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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A milestone dive site

Take you time, plan to do more than at least two dives and see as much as you can of this iconic ship. It's amazing and the history is captivating

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gwen S
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Sunrise Beach, Australia
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Sunrise Beach, Australia
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62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take you time, plan to do more than at least two dives and see as much as you can of this iconic ship. It's amazing and the history is captivating

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Thank Gwen S
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have a refresher dive, feel comfortable with your guide, then take as many trips as you can to explore this exceptional, thrilling and historical attraction.

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Thank Brodie F
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great dive fantastic conditions ... Once in a lifetime experience . Easy access from the beach to be noted the descent to the Lady is not for the inexperienced or faint hearted as very confined spaces to get in .

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1 Thank Yasmine P
brisbane
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first wreck dive and my first deep dive to the lady… but even so… don’t forget the deco stop… especially if you are a photographer.. soooo much macro from mantis shrimp, to eels and crabs, peacock shrimp.. you name it and if you are really lucky.. the odd dugong. The wreck itself has so much to offer for a... More 

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1 Thank tih1102
Greater Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alan Power Dive made this a wonderful adventure with a professional approach and attention to detail. The wreck itself is easily accessed by the beach and is an amazing insight into the wartime era, my first big wreck dive and sure not to be my last with good vis and interesting relics, thanks guys

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Thank Frank O
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

best spot to dive and explore the crystal clear waters of Vanuatu. Santo has many areas of beauty but the bays and the blue waters of the quiet spaces will enthrall you and if you are lucky enough to have a guide - make sure you check out the Blue Hole - its mesmerising! and you can swim in water... More 

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Thank adetraveller
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful dive. I'm not a super experienced diver but I was able to go down and see lots of stuff. However, I wouldn't suggest you dive this without a guide as it really is a long way down! With a guide, you will have an interesting dive. I didn't get to see the Lady - which is... More 

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Thank Vivienne F
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you're a history enthusiast this is the place to go. The entire ship underwater is intact and you can explore the entire length of it! And best of all - everything's there as it was when the boat sunk. It really is an underwater museum with actual WW2 artefacts everywhere. We dived with Allan Power divers and the experience... More 

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Dragoer, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Giant wreck from the second world war. 200 meters long. Located at 30-60 meters. Can be reached from the beach. Upper part easily accessible and it's easy to get into the wreck. Deeper part requires more technique

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Thank Lone P
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Loved this wreck which is a WW11 troop carrier that hit 2 friendly mines before the captain ran it aground and disembarked the troops with only 2 fatalities. The engine room and "the lady" are a must.

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