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Address: Lini Hwy, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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+678 22398
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07:00 - 17:00
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Nautilus Watersports is the best known dive operator in Port Vila and has...

Nautilus Watersports is the best known dive operator in Port Vila and has established itself as one of the most professional scuba diving centres in the South Pacific with over 30 years in operation.Facilities include a large training pool, gear washing and storage areas, equipment hire and servicing facilities for all your scuba diving needs. We dive from a very comfortable purpose built dive boat "COWRIE" We go out of our way to make sure you have the best possible experience right from when we pick you up from your resort. Nautilus Watersports specialises in all facets of scuba diving from introductory dive tours through to a full PADI course (Open water, Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster). Each dive is different to the last with coral reef drop offs, amazing fish life, a huge cavern, night diving and wrecks. You can even dive a sunken flying boat!Why not join us and "Dive in Paradise"

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Best of The Best in Port Villa

Did a 10 dive package with Nautilus over the week. From Leanne's organization, Pete's hospitality, (Drew, Aria, Bronte, Jess, Jim and Freddy's professionalism and high standards... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Kevin C
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did a 10 dive package with Nautilus over the week. From Leanne's organization, Pete's hospitality, (Drew, Aria, Bronte, Jess, Jim and Freddy's professionalism and high standards), you won't find a better diving outfit in Port Villa. The way they worked with Discover Scuba Divers and newbies confirmed that high PADI standards were upheld - excellent to see. As a PADI... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aria and Freddy provided the perfect dive to the Konanda Wreck and Twin Bommies. Everyone at Nautilus was friendly and helpful; Peter collected us from our hotel on time, Bronte was great in providing our gear, Freddy was our skipper,and Aria was or friendly dive instructor. The dive was conducted safely and professionally, followed by tea or coffee, fruit and... More 

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Thank MadMark_0_0_0
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the most amazing time ever. I learned to dive with no experience other than snorkeling and now I feel confident in the water and am a Padi Open Water Diver thanks to Nautilus! The Instructor Bronti was so awesome and made the whole experience so much better, I felt extremely safe with her making sure I was OK.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the Twin Bommies dive with Jim & Jess from Nautilus on the 21st of Dec during a 1 day stopover in Port Vila on our cruise ship. Both my daughter and I are open water divers so not our first dive. Jess ran through the pre-dive revision and talked us through the dive plan with the other 4 divers.... More 

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Leanne P, Guest Relations Manager at Nautilus Scuba, responded to this review

Thank your comments, glad to hear that you both had a great time. Sorry about the air pig (LOL) we do get them on the odd occasion. We would love to see you back for another visit real soon. More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went along and booked a double dive for the afternoon for our family of 3. It was 11 year old sons first scuba experience & he was unsure what to expect. The staff were young & friendly & went about their roles professionally while still having fun. There was a safety briefing & quick theory test before hopping in the... More 

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Leanne P, Front Office Manager at Nautilus Scuba, responded to this review

So glad you had a good time diving with us while you were here in Vila, please come back for another visit and we will see if we can conger up a turtles and dugongs for you. :) More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went on a dive with Nautilus whilst on a cruise in Vanuatu. It was so good we booked in and went back for two more reef dives the following day. This was my first dive and the instruction and personalised service provided was second to none. Extremely professional and friendly people I can not recommend them... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not certified divers so we did the introductory dive. I was a little nervous after signing all the waivers, so I was reassured by the thoroughness of the pre-dive theory and prep session in the pool. All the team at Nautilus were very professional and experienced, and we felt that we were in safe hands. The dive itself... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly and helpfuyl, guides are fantastic, and they cater for your individual diving needs - we are keen photographers, so dives are tailored for us. Great safe diving and reefs are in really good condition.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Diving is always different no matter where you go, very professional staff and friendly and great sites to dive.

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Thank annmarienature
Thirlmere, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely friendly staff, very knowledgeable, safe and humorous. As beginners, they took me and my partner through all the safety involved and practiced the essential routines in a pool before departing on the boat to the diving location. The location was incredible! Absolutely stunning coral reefs and the staff were very professional and comforting to some beginners who were struggling... More 

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