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Million Dollar Bay

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Address: Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

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An interesting dive site and history

It's quite amazing to see so many vehicles just piled up on each other and well worth at least one dive and maybe a second, but if you're going to Santo to dive, the Coolidge is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
Greg R
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such an awesome place to snorkel. There is a heap of machinery and objects left from World War 2. Loads of amazing fish and coral. Defiantly worth going to.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Million Dollar Bay is about 15 min drive from Luganville, we paid 150 VT to get there by local minibus and 1000VT as an entrance fee but what a place.. ! We cannot believe there is no more publicity about this snorkelling site. This is not only about the Americans dumping there surplus of army material in the ocean. This... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We decided not to dive the point but snorkel instead and it was worth it, most of the relics are at 3-4 metres and can be easily descended too.

Thank brian102017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It's quite amazing to see so many vehicles just piled up on each other and well worth at least one dive and maybe a second, but if you're going to Santo to dive, the Coolidge is the place to spend most of your time in my opinion.

Thank Greg R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The World War 2 history of Santo was fascinating and interesting- our guide from Heritage tours gave us a wonderful history lesson with his knowlegde.

Thank Tanya V
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic to see all the equipment that was driven into the sea by the Americans. It has formed a great artificial reef full of colourful fish. Best time is low tide. Bring food and drink. There's a toilet. Well worth a snorkel

1 Thank cheryl m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

a little unsettling when you first get into the water but once you get use to all the military equipment just sitting there it becomes very enjoyable

Thank annmarienature
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

In 1945 the Americans dumped a lot of equipment in the sea following unsuccessful negotiations to sell it to the English and French. Now, more than 70 years later the equipment has created a bit of a reef. We visited the area on a day when the sea was pretty 'choppy'. My daughter and I opted for beach exploring, whilst... More 

1 Thank Mrs_Maltman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great to snorkel. Allow at least a couple of hours for snorkelling and walking along the beach. Close to township of Luganville.

Thank binky78c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

$5 per person gets you entry and you can hire snorkelling gear when you get there. Head in the direction of the collapsed wharf and you will find mega structures up to 40m below including ships, ww2 cannon's and scaffolding

Thank Dane L

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