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Dive Review of Allan Power Dive Tours/Deco Stop Lodge in
Vanuatu and New Caledonia/Espírito Santo

Allan Power Dive Tours/Deco Stop Lodge: "SS PRESIDENT COOLIDGE WRECK REVISITED", Nov, 2017,

by Andrew Falconer , WA, AU (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 10143.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Malaysia, Vanuatu, South Africa, Iceland, Scotland, Norway, Cuba, Maldives, Chuuk, Galapagos, Phillipines
Closest Airport Luganville Getting There Taxi from airport 10 mins

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 27 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10 to 15 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 1 stars
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Comments I dived the wreck of the SS President Coolidge back in 2003, and was impressed by it then, so when I happened to be in Brisbane (I live in WA) recently, I took the opportunity to extend my trip and catch a weekly direct Air Vanuatu flight to Luganville, on Espirito Santo, Vanuatu, where the Coolidge sank nearly 74 years ago.
The ship ran into an American laid minefield on entry into the port, was beached and almost all the 5,000 marines on board got off, before it turned on its side, slipped off the reef, and sank within 90 minutes. Since then it has lain close to the shore in between 20metres (bow) and 60metres (stern) of water.
The fascinating story of the life and loss of the SS President Coolidge is told in the excellent book “The Lady and the P ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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