Discover Vanuatu's underwater world. The good visibility and warm
temperature of Vanuatu’s waters ensure brilliant conditions
for scuba - diving, which can be practised all
year round. Most dive operators are situated in Port - Vila, on
the island of Efaté, and on Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu’s
biggest island. Several World War II shipwrecks,
generally in fairly deep waters, lie scattered around the islands,
1 of the most famous being the SS President Coolidge. The Million
Dollar Point, where military equipment was dumped at the end of
the war, can also be explored by divers. The seabed around the offshore
islands of North Efaté is well known for its deep canyons.
For further information on diving, please contact:
Vanuatu Scuba Association (VSA)
Address: Tranquility Island Dive Base, PO Box 991, Port-Vila, Vanuatu
There are numerous other watersports on offer. There are many stunning
beaches suitable for swimming and most hotels have pools. Kayaking,
sailing, game fishing, windsurfing
and water - skiing are also popular.
Vanuatu boasts a fruitful and varied
birdlife. 1 of the best times to view birds is during the breeding
season (September to January), especially in the southern islands.
There is a tennis club at Port - Vila and others
at resorts in Vanuatu. There are also many 9 to 18 hole golf
courses, visitors can arrange rounds through hotels or the Vanuatu
National Tourism Office. Horse riding is offered,
as well as Hiking in the mountains and through the rainforest.