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Awesome experience diving the Coolidge - just do it! Go to Pacific Dive for your dive holiday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
essenz_coaching
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Lady revisited

We dived the Coolidge with Aore Adventure Tours & Lodge, the most convenient, safe and enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome experience diving the Coolidge - just do it! Go to Pacific Dive for your dive holiday!! Well preserved which I found a surprise had my doubts - proved wrong. Vis was 15-20 metres.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dived the Coolidge with Aore Adventure Tours & Lodge, the most convenient, safe and enjoyable way to explore this amazing wreck.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a Pacific Cruise and we stopped at Luganville. I booked in for a dive on the SS President Coolidge. I had seen the photos and wanted to see if for myself. The dive is a beach dive and you follow a rope...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

I've dived many wrecks but this one makes it for the positions (on the beach), the history (1930 built and WW2 relics), warm water (28-30deg) and size 200mt. Night dive with flashlight fish is out of this world. I have dived with Allan Power diving....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Today I dived the Coolidge twice. First dive was nice and slow following a rope down from the beach entry. Get to the front of the ship which is on its side. From there swim along the deck past the cargo bay 1 and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheyCallMeMrT
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Awesome diving with Coral Quays - one of the best and most accessible wreck dives in the world Must be protected and Heritage listed - pity the locals are still fishing around wreck Gaining knowledge of history of sinking is a MUST

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RickPhillips1
Reviewed December 23, 2018

If you're a diver and in Santo it's a no brainer, did my dive with Alan Power Dive and so pleased I did, the gentle rope guided decent and ascent must be easier (less stressful physically) on the body, am an open water diver so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

This is my third trip to Luganville to dive the Coolidge, first in 1988, second 2015 & currently spending 9 days diving on the wreck. First trip dived 5 days (9 dives)with Allan Power & had amazing experience that got me hooked on wreck diving,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Not a advanced but just open water dive and was very hesitant to do this wreck dive. But found the dive easy and comfortable, visibility was good, no current but the thing that brought me the most comfort is that you can hold on to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pioneertraveller
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We did 2 dives on the Coolidge, which is barely scratching the surface of this huge ship. The question I was faced with was which dive operator to use. after a lot of research, I went with Allan Power dive. Allan is a shore based...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Vi D
October 19, 2018|
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Response from Martin L | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. You definitely need to be certified in open water. That usually limits you to a depth of 18m. So I would advise you to then do the advanced open water course that allows 30m dives Also make sure you are comfortable... More
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Response from Brendon L | Reviewed this property |
The weather is consistent yea round. June/July which is considered their winter, still has temps of 26c plus, the same can be said for the water. The humid months later in the year could be slightly uncomfortable if you're... More
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