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Santo Island Dive and Fishing

#4 of 11 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Luganville Features Animals
Main Street, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
+678 775 8082
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Unprofessional

Me and my partner were doing the "discover scuba diving" which means WE NEVER DIVED BEFORE and I... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
mathilde3366
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Montreal, Canada
Great diving variety

We went diving with Mal and his team during our stay in Santo. We checked out a few dive companies... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
AutSeb
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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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Looking for those small extras to make your holiday more enjoyable and memorable?You can experience the thrill of the Coolidge & Million Dollar Point with us but most people don’t realize that Santo also has some spectacular Reef dives.We use boats to access all dive sites which means we can take you to fantastic places not used by other dive operators.Our motto is that you don’t go home with half the memories you should have. Santo is an Island of magic with many more great dives than just the Coolidge.We offer flexible individual, service in order to match the dives to your desires and abilities.We have 3 SSI instructors and fully qualified dive guides/ master’s on each trip so you don’t feel lost in a crowd.Pick-up and drop-off services to your accommodation in the CBD area.Tropical lunch during your surface interval on a amazing white sand beach sounded by the ni-vanuatu locals.Diving with Santo Island Dive is a diving experience not a bumpy bus ride. No walking from the shore carrying heavy gear, no wasted air getting from the shore to the dive site.We can make it happen for you, Diving the way it should be!!
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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Main Street, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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+678 775 8082
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Me and my partner were doing the "discover scuba diving" which means WE NEVER DIVED BEFORE and I didn't read anything while my partner has done his theory already. Good things: - picked up at our place, in time - nice boat trip to million...More

Thank mathilde3366
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We went diving with Mal and his team during our stay in Santo. We checked out a few dive companies in Luganville but decided to go with Mal as he had been recommended by a friend. While the price is a bit higher than other...More

Thank AutSeb
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My Family and i went to Santo to dive the Coolidge. Santo Island dive picked us up from Aore Island and is one of the only operators that dive the SS Coolidge from a boat to save the long swims if you want to dive...More

Thank Reards1
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Biggest downside was seeing our guide touch, poke and prod everything, including picking up a large artilliary shell from the Coolidge! It looked like he was trying to "clean" the wreck by wiping or scratching the growth off. And he collected a cowrie shell to...More

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Mal D, Owner at Santo Island Dive and Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post a review we welcome all reviews both positive and negative in order to best serve our customers. However there are a few issues on which you seem to be confused. Touching, prod and poking this is a...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016

Mich and I were in Luganville for a Wedding and thought we'd get a few dives in . After some research, we chose Santo Island Dive for our adventures and couldn't be happier. Mich had had a bad experience diving and her confidence level was...More

1  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 12 July 2016

One of the things that I wanted to do while on Santo was see Million Dollar Point. I am not really a diver, but was told that I would be able to see quite a bit snorkeling. I was picked up by boat in Luganville,...More

Thank JahnnyUtah
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The Dive Otago Club Vanuatu dive trip in June 2016 was made a roaring success because the dives had been organized with Santo Island Dive and Fishing. Owner Mal Davies and his very experienced team of dive guides gave us never to be forgotten moments...More

Thank MartySimpson
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Travelled with a group to dive the Coolidge with Santo Island Dive and had a great trip. We were collected and dropped back to our accommodation each day, the guides were great and even though the weather wasn't exactly playing the game for the first...More

Thank Roz48
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Did a cruise into Santo, Mal picked us up from the boat and dropped us to the Dive site, His guys took us out to the Coolidge, did a bit of a history lesson and a brief. It was a great dive, We also did...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I start of with the good things: We were picked up punctually from our hotel (I've red the reveiwe where one customer had to wait ages, that was not the case with us). The truck drove us to the wharf and we were able to...More

Thank Richie_k237
Mal D, Owner at Santo Island Dive and Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Richie Please allow me to start with apology for the problems with you dive trip It is no excuse but I was absent from Santo during your time with us,I left the running of the business with my foreman who has obviously let the ball...More

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Reards1
hi guys we have booked in to dive with you guys at the end of August. we wanted to know if you had twin sets to rent or pony bottles, as i need to know what bcd set up i will need to bring (singles or twin rear wing) for diving on the coolidge. do you want us to call you when we arrive or before we come and do we bring our gear to the shop as we are staying on Aore Island. Your website doesn't work and last time i sent you a message via Facebook it was ignored. cheers Brendan
26 June 2016|
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Response from Mal D | Property representative |
Hi Brendan Sorry about the website I will look into that today.We have a couple of pony bottles avaialabe for use if you would like to use twins you will need to bring your bands and manifolds
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Keren and Ben W
How much would it cost for a day of fishing?
22 October 2015|
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Response from Mal D | Property representative |
4 hour trip 38,000vt 6hour 48,000vt price is per boat not per person max pax per boat is 4 contact direct Many thanks
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