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Dive Review of Allan Powers/M/S Paul Gaugain in
Vanuatu and New Caledonia/Espiritu Santo

Allan Powers/M/S Paul Gaugain: "Dive the President Coolidge shipwreck from shore", Jun, 2017,

by John Yavorsky, NJ, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 22 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 9781.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is one of the world's great wreck dives and one of the easiest (or challenging depending on depth (to200') and penetration). Was only able to do 1 dive here while on cruise on Paul Gaugain from Bali to Fiji but I will try to get back. Allan Powers has dived this wreck over 10000 times. He supplies any gear you need and provides guides for each 4-5 divers. You take a van to the site and suit up on wood deck on shore. There is a stone wall perpendicular to shore and a large rope secured at the end to guide you about 100 feet more to the top of the bow in 30 feet. Then the guide takes you down the side to about 100' depth, pointing out items of interest. Then back on the deck for the swim back to shallow depth where a reef has been maintained to look at during the safety stop.
Websites Allan Powers   M/S Paul Gaugain

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving 26 liveaboards and dozens of land-based world wide.
Closest Airport Santo Getting There Fly to Santo

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions follow guide.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments You're able to carry your gear the whole time. No rinse tanks.
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