Scuba Diving

Some of the best diving in the world

All diving from Ratua is booked through a qualifieddive company “Aore Adventures”. If scuba diving is your passion then diving the “SS President Coolidge is for you. This wreck is one of the most famous and most accessible sites to dive in Vanuatu. With the hull of this 200 metre long troop carrier almost completely intact, divers can spend the day at this unique site traversing the plethora of corridors, decks, guns and discarded relics including ‘The Lady’ (a beautiful statue of a woman riding a unicorn) which can be found in the main dining room.

This luxury liner turned US troopship was sunk by mines in October 1942. All aboard were ordered to abandon ship and 5,340 persons got to shore safely. There were two fatalities in the sinking of the Coolidge. Fireman Robert Reid, who was working in the engine room, was killed when the first mine struck the ship. The second was Captain Elwood Joseph Euart who had safely disembarked from the Coolidge but on hearing that men were trapped in the infirmary returned to the ship through one of the sea doors successfully rescuing the men but was then unable to escape himself and went down with the ship.

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Ratua Private Island Resort caters to a diverse range of holiday experiences, ensuring there's something for everyone. Relax with private beach coves, inviting crystal-clear waters, and the opportunity to unwind with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Guests can bask in the sun, or simply indulge in peaceful moments surrounded by the island's natural beauty.

Alternatively, experience the exhilaration of swimming with horses or encountering vibrant marine life, the island's offerings are sure to satisfy the craving for excitement. With its blend of relaxation and adventure, Ratua Private Island Resort allows visitors to tailor their holiday experience according to their desires, promising an unforgettable and fulfilling stay for every type of traveller.