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Water temperature in Vanuatu in July

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Water temperature in Vanuatu in July

Hi, we are soon to leave for our trip to Vanuatu, staying at Port Vila and Tanna Island. Snorkeling is high on the agenda and we are not sure about the water temperature then. Will we need to take our wetsuits for extended periods in the water? We are both Southern Ocean winter surfers so are not sooks, but do want to spend a fair bit of time in the sea. Any advice please?

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1. Re: Water temperature in Vanuatu in July

I Googled 'Vanuatu water temp' and found this:


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2. Re: Water temperature in Vanuatu in July

Hi Keryn,

I answered your other post on the same topic and without looking at P&Ls link I'm guessing the water temperature comes up as quite swimmable at any time of the year.


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I assume you are going to Port Vila on Efate. A few years back we went in early August, and it was too cool for us to swim, water temp was around 22c. However as you come from Victoria you will find it quite warm in comparison to the beaches near Portland.

Islands like Santo further to the north will be a few degrees warmer than around PV

enjoy your holiday.

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4. Re: Water temperature in Vanuatu in July

Wow Keryn - if you surf at Portland in winter, swimming in Vanuatu in their winter equivalent will feel like taking a warm bath. Maybe take a rash vest for sun protection, certainly not for warmth. Also remember to take reef shoes as some beaches are rocky or have a lot of broken coral. You will love the water there.

Cheers, Barbara

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