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Million Dollar Bay

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Address: Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

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Amazing place to visit, there has been a lot said about the history of equipment that was dumped at the end of the war, slightly haunting due to the fact that it was a wet day and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Orange, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The dumping site for WW11 equipment is apparently an interesting dive spot. We did not dive but spoke to some visitors who recommended it for the sights underwater of rusting vehicles and machinery. There is a small fee at the entrance, I think it was $AUD5.00 each. Some stalls are set up just off the beach which sell recovered items.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this much more than I expected, lots of deteriorating machinery with abundant fishlife and patches of superb coral. Well worth an hour or two!

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Orange, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place to visit, there has been a lot said about the history of equipment that was dumped at the end of the war, slightly haunting due to the fact that it was a wet day and the wind up.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing and haunting experience to dive in amongst this machinery that was just dumped in the ocean. Easy diving. Visibility was reasonable.... relaxing enjoyable...awesome

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1 Thank Jane D
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing place to visit but more suited if you want to scuba dive. Not much to see on the beach now after so many years have passed. Still if you go for a walk you can make out machinery items, copper, stainless steel etc. Coral has grown over most items. If you google it you can picture it in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about an hour here and we found that to be enough. I hesitated to go in because the water was rough but my partner talked me into going in for a snorkel and I'm glad I did. I found it eerie and fascinating knowing the history of how it became to be dumped here. If your in Santo... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great historical snorkeling. Do this one in a combined trip (to save some cash!) We did this one with Champagne Beach and blue hole.

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Atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to sound negative, but this dive appeared to be a big pile of old jeeps, trucks, tanks, water tanks, etc. I learned about the story, which is quite interesting, so I had to do the dive. One dive was enough just to give you the idea of the enormity of the amount of equipment that was dumped. You can... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the end of WW2 the US Army offered to sell the equipment on Santo Island to the population. The French governing body was so sure the yanks would just leave it, responded with a rather rude NO. So the Us Army drove all the gear into the sea. TRUE STORY!!! So now we have one of the most interesting... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This was a good place to visit and look at the old americain equipment dumped after the war. It is very popular with divers. It was a bit choppy when we where there so snorkling wasnt good. Be careful when getting a taxi that you have spoke about the price for return trip if not on a tour

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