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Nautilus Scuba

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Address: Lini Hwy,, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 22398
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Description: Nautilus Watersports is the best known dive operator in Port Vila and has...
Nautilus Watersports is the best known dive operator in Port Vila and has established itself as one of the most professional scuba diving centres in the South Pacific with over 30 years in operation.Facilities include a large training pool, gear washing and storage areas, equipment hire and servicing facilities for all your scuba diving needs. We dive from a very comfortable purpose built dive boat "COWRIE" We go out of our way to make sure you have the best possible experience right from when we pick you up from your resort. Nautilus Watersports specialises in all facets of scuba diving from introductory dive tours through to a full PADI course (Open water, Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster). Each dive is different to the last with coral reef drop offs, amazing fish life, a huge cavern, night diving and wrecks. You can even dive a sunken flying boat!Why not join us and "Dive in Paradise"
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Fantastic & helpful fun diving

After diving in Vanuatu, I may never want to dive in cold Melbourne (Port Phillip Bay) again! Nautilus is an excellent company. While they lost their large dive boat in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

After diving in Vanuatu, I may never want to dive in cold Melbourne (Port Phillip Bay) again! Nautilus is an excellent company. While they lost their large dive boat in the cyclone, but the current one that can take 8 divers is nice and allows for a very personal service. The initial communication from Leanne, one of the owners, was... More 

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Leanne P, Front Office Manager at Nautilus Scuba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to come and play with Nautilus, it was lovely to have you and the boys here. We wish you and the boys many more great dives and we hope to see you back in Vila real soon. More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I encourage anyone seeking a SCUBA instructor not to think twice if you considering Nautilus. I returned to diving after years and decided to redo the Open Water Certification. Kim had me in the relax in water and took me through the steps in a way that demonstrated confidence and safety. I was happy and had fun .... to such... More 

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Port-Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

First impressions are important and when I arrived I was greeted by Kim with a smile from ear to ear. She introduced me to my divemaster Jim and helped me get my gear organised. Preparing for the dive and departure was effortless and well organised and we were off pretty soon after I had arrived. Jim gave an informative dive... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I have dives with Nautilus a few times and this time was a little disappointing. The dive was at the Twin Bommies site done via a P&O Pacific Dawn shore tour. The dive was supposed to be a certified single dive but turned into an intro dive for other people. The certified divers sat for an hour waiting for the... More 

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Leanne P, Owner at Nautilus Scuba, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear this. Since cyclone Pam our dive boat has been down sized from carrying 20 divers to now 8 divers per trip, this is due to the fact that we lost all 3 of our boats during the cyclone. So what this has meant is that we have had to make a few alterations as to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I found the staff very friendly and professional, had a great dive. Only a small boat at the moment but they have just acquired a new one. Still plenty to see in the water, didn't notice any damage, wish I had more time to have another dive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The dive was well organised and very enjoyable. The sea life colourful and interesting. The guide was helpful, showing us things we may have missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great first time dive experience. They were so patient and thorough making sure everything was very clear before the dive. It's on my list to go back and do again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nautilus was the best thing I did in Vanuatu. I learnt how to dive with them. And it was the most amazing experience of my life. We dove on wrecks, there was turtles, my dive instructor was friendly and good looking. The weather and visibility was fabulous. If I could I would rate it an eleven.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

this was our first time scuba diving and what an experience it was. all the instructors and crew were very friendly and well experienced. would highly recommend for beginners and would go back again. it was are highlight of Vanuatu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I'd highly recommend nautilus scuba as i found they were very professional and very helpful we timed our visit very well with the cyclone as the water was very clear and very colourful best dive I have done on the Pacific. I have been reassured that the coral hadn't been affected by the cyclone so I'd definitely recommend scuba diving... More 

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Additional Information about Nautilus Scuba

Address: Address: Lini Hwy,, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 22398
Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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