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Address: Main Street, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 775 8082
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Looking for those small extras to make your holiday more enjoyable and...

Looking for those small extras to make your holiday more enjoyable and memorable?You can experience the thrill of the Coolidge & Million Dollar Point with us but most people don’t realize that Santo also has some spectacular Reef dives.We use boats to access all dive sites which means we can take you to fantastic places not used by other dive operators.Our motto is that you don’t go home with half the memories you should have. Santo is an Island of magic with many more great dives than just the Coolidge.We offer flexible individual, service in order to match the dives to your desires and abilities.We have 3 SSI instructors and fully qualified dive guides/ master’s on each trip so you don’t feel lost in a crowd.Pick-up and drop-off services to your accommodation in the CBD area.Tropical lunch during your surface interval on a amazing white sand beach sounded by the ni-vanuatu locals.Diving with Santo Island Dive is a diving experience not a bumpy bus ride. No walking from the shore carrying heavy gear, no wasted air getting from the shore to the dive site.We can make it happen for you, Diving the way it should be!!

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Coolidge Fun

My Family and i went to Santo to dive the Coolidge. Santo Island dive picked us up from Aore Island and is one of the only operators that dive the SS Coolidge from a boat to save... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Coolangatta, Australia
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Coolangatta, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My Family and i went to Santo to dive the Coolidge. Santo Island dive picked us up from Aore Island and is one of the only operators that dive the SS Coolidge from a boat to save the long swims if you want to dive the stern and are only using single tanks. My wife got quiet seasick and I... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Biggest downside was seeing our guide touch, poke and prod everything, including picking up a large artilliary shell from the Coolidge! It looked like he was trying to "clean" the wreck by wiping or scratching the growth off. And he collected a cowrie shell to take home. Not cool. Dive time too short for no reason and surface interval too... More 

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Mal D, Owner at Santo Island Dive and Fishing, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review we welcome all reviews both positive and negative in order to best serve our customers. However there are a few issues on which you seem to be confused. Touching, prod and poking this is a 70 year plus old wreck and no one more than the dive operators in Santo... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Mich and I were in Luganville for a Wedding and thought we'd get a few dives in . After some research, we chose Santo Island Dive for our adventures and couldn't be happier. Mich had had a bad experience diving and her confidence level was around 0, the guys Aden and Hai took all of this into account and she... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

One of the things that I wanted to do while on Santo was see Million Dollar Point. I am not really a diver, but was told that I would be able to see quite a bit snorkeling. I was picked up by boat in Luganville, and it was about a 20 min boat ride along the coast. I needed a... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The Dive Otago Club Vanuatu dive trip in June 2016 was made a roaring success because the dives had been organized with Santo Island Dive and Fishing. Owner Mal Davies and his very experienced team of dive guides gave us never to be forgotten moments of diving brilliance. We did 6 dives on the President Coolidge (on every divers bucket... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Travelled with a group to dive the Coolidge with Santo Island Dive and had a great trip. We were collected and dropped back to our accommodation each day, the guides were great and even though the weather wasn't exactly playing the game for the first couple of days they still got us out for all the dives we expected. I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Did a cruise into Santo, Mal picked us up from the boat and dropped us to the Dive site, His guys took us out to the Coolidge, did a bit of a history lesson and a brief. It was a great dive, We also did Million dollar point. Going to book a week there next time and do all the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I start of with the good things: We were picked up punctually from our hotel (I've red the reveiwe where one customer had to wait ages, that was not the case with us). The truck drove us to the wharf and we were able to board the boat immediately, the gear was already mostly set up. The guide checked our... More 

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Mal D, Owner at Santo Island Dive and Fishing, responded to this review

Richie Please allow me to start with apology for the problems with you dive trip It is no excuse but I was absent from Santo during your time with us,I left the running of the business with my foreman who has obviously let the ball drop AND HID THE INCIDENT FROM ME. I was totally unaware of the incident that... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Many thanks to our divemaster Jimmy and his team for 6 great dives and Mal for organising our special lunch. We were also picked up and dropped back each day on the boat to our hotel beach so the day was just seamless. We had lunch each day at Million Dollar Point - plenty of shade and nice place to... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

I booked 8 dives with SIDF and had a great time! I did 4 on the Coolidge (to 42m with no DCS), 2 at Million Dollar Point (WWII remnants and a Crocodile Fish), a Tutuba Point (best dive of the trip!) and Cindy's Reef (look for NUDI's). The service was exceptional. Malcolm came to my resort to personally discuss my... More 

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