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The World's Best Wreck Dives

The World's Best Wreck Dives

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S.S. President Coolidge, Vanuatu

The S.S. President Coolidge is one of the largest and most accessible shipwrecks dives in the world; as many as ten dives are recommended to truly explore this shipwreck in Vanuatu.

Originally a luxury liner, S.S. President Coolidge was transformed into a troop carrier during the second World War and was not intended to see any action. She was hit by friendly mines while trying to enter the military base at Espiritu Santo in October 1942. The captain took the decision to run her aground and 4,998 men were evacuated from the ship before she sank and slid down into the channel.

S.S. President Coolidge’s dual identity means that divers see a luxury cruise line and a military ship on a single dive. Coral also grows around the wreck and many sea turtles and moray eels live on her.

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