Vanuatu Expedition - 14-21 June 2011
Join us on the ultimate Freediving expedition
8 days / 7 nights Ex Brisbane From $1,396 per person
- Return flights ex. Brisbane to Santo via Port Vila flying with Air Vanuatu
- 6 Nights dormitory acc. The Deco Stop Lodge Includes Breakfast daily
Stage B course - 3 days (2 days diving on the wreck/ drop-off and another day practicing "fresh water skills"): add AU$550Training sessions - For those who will not do a course we offer training sessions to improve your technique and taper your style: add AU$80 for 1 session or 120$ per day (2 sessions + breath session)
Freedivers that do the stage B course do not have to pay extra for the training sessions.
Spearfishing tours - On the last few days of the trip we will lead a few Spearfishing trips to the outer reefs. The fish life is amazing!!
Price - TBA
Bonus Group Inclusions Complimentary group photo's and Customised slide show of group trip Complimentary camera downloads with CD/DVD burning service Return Airport Transfers 1 night twin share acc. Novotel Brisbane Airport Australian Departure tax
About the dive sites
The President Coolidge
Considered by many divers to be the best wreck dive in the world, the SS President Coolidge was a luxury passenger liner converted to a troop carrier during WWII. While entering the Santo harbour she was hit by friendly mines, providing divers with a remarkable underwater playground. Almost completely intact, you can swim through the numerous holds and decks viewing the reminders of her glorious days as a cruise liner and the remnants of her days as a troop ship. There are guns, cannons, jeeps, helmets, trucks and personal supplies left by some of the soldiers, as well as the beautiful porcelain statue of â€śThe Lady,â€ť chandeliers and a mosaic tile fountain. The wreck is covered in coral and is the home to a plethora of sea life such including turtles, barracuda, lion fish, and a host of reef fish. If you want to see the whole wreck, youâ€™ll need at least 10 to 15 dives â€” sheâ€™s 200 metres in length and rests in 20 to 72 metres of water! â€” but you can certainly get a feel for her magnitude and majesty on even a few dives.
Million Dollar Point
At the end of WWII, thousands of tons of US military equipment was dumped into the sea. Named for its worth, there are a multitude of bulldozers, cranes, fork lifts, and trucks piled upon one another in this unique dive site.
these are one of the true wonders of the world, crystal clear fresh water comes to the surface through layers of limestone and coral producing water of jewel quality blue.
Optional Accommodation Upgrade
6 nights Twin share Air conditioned Unit: $188.00 per person
Cost Does Not Include:
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Travel Insurance Personal spending monies and Excess Luggage Surcharges Airfares to / from Brisbane
Lic. No. 2TA 003537
YOUR DIVING HOLIDAY SPECIALIST
Conditions Apply: The package is currently based on instant purchase airfares. Airfares are subject to availability at the time of booking.
Credit Card Payments:
Should you choose to pay via Visa Card or Mastercard a surcharge fee of 1% will be applied to cost of your holiday. Should you choose to pay via Amex or Diners card a surcharge fee of 3% will be applied to the cost of your holiday.
To secure your place on this expedition, you will need to complete a booking form and return it together with a deposit amount of $915.00 per person. This deposit amount will allow us to book and confirm your International airfare & taxes. Please be reminded that the cost of the airfares will be confirmed at the time of booking and could potentially alter the deposit amount due.