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“Fascinating Army Dump”

Million Dollar Point
Ranked #46 of 98 things to do in Vanuatu
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Owner description: This incredible dive site was created when Americans dumped millions of dollars worth of equipment at the end of the war.
Reviewed July 6, 2012

We rented a car in Luganville and drove here, took a bit of finding, you need to go approx 10km down a pot-holed road, but got there eventually, and well worthwhile. The sea was rather choppy on the day we went, so unfortunately couldn't snorkel there ( should have checked first eh ! ) But the tide was out, and there was heaps of stuff just sitting there on the "beach" - engine parts, gun parts, boat parts, heaps of coca cola bottles etc. Spent 30 minutes wandering around identifying stuff, a fascinating history lesson !

1  Thank Mike M
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

Dived twice at Million Dollar Point and found it very interesting with all the bits and pieces of wreckage - even boats. Very fishy dive and plenty to photograph. Worth a couple of dives. Very easy access off the beach.

Thank enderby29
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

The point is in reality a scrapyard, but a cool one. All kinds of fish are living everywhere. I think it was kind of stupid from the american side to even dump batteries and fuel tanks down there, but it is a great and kind of unreal dive site. I do not regret diving there and I would highly recommend it to others!

All the dive operators are known for having crappy rental gear so check properly before going deep.

Thank L0stViking
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Reviewed July 13, 2005

This is an amazing dive sight that can either be accessed by scuba or snorkel. You will be blown away by the magnitude of the equipment rusting away both on the bottom and around the surrounding beaches. Aircraft engines lying on the beach, landing barges with equipment still inside, forklift trucks still in tact in 10-15 feet of water. Water visibility is clear to the bottom. There is a very slight tidal surge (we swam in reef shoes not fins). Booties or reef shoes are advised in the area as there are literally millions of pieces of broken Coca Cola bottles, beer bottles, ceramic dishes and other rusting objects on the beach or on the walk out to the site. Catch the 'bus' from Luganville ...all the drivers know the site and it is only ten minutes from the centre of town...you won't need a guide if just snorkelling. If you need scuba euipment there are two PADI companies in the local town and while you are there book a dive on the 'COOLIDGE' ...it is only 200 metres down the coast...the largest accessible "whole ship" site in the world.

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