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Address: Aore Island | Espiritu Santo, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Phone Number:
+678 555 0271
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Come and dive on Santo's premier dive boat and if you are looking for a...

Come and dive on Santo's premier dive boat and if you are looking for a great place to stay Espiritu Santo's newest private beach house is waiting for you.Situated on your own 200m white sandy beach in a self contained contemporary villa on Aore Island , just a short 10min boat ride from Luganville.We are a PADI dive resort and run our new dive vessel from right out front, diving the world famous SS President Coolidge and all the other local reef sites and wrecks. We also dive sites that no other operator can due to our boat capabilities. The villa sleeps 6 adults in comfort and has a fully self contained kitchen and bar b q area and there is one of the top local restaurants and bar less than 5 mins walk away.For non divers there is plenty to do with tours to caves, pristine spring fed blue holes, great beaches, jungle treks plus many other activities, or just lay around and enjoy your own private beach.Snorkel right out the front or enjoy a paddle over the reef with our complementary kayaks.

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Awesome dive and awesome company !

I was looking for a dive company that wasn't part of the usually busy "shore tours" on a cruise recently and found Aore while looking through TripAdvisor. I can tell you that the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jenny E
Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was looking for a dive company that wasn't part of the usually busy "shore tours" on a cruise recently and found Aore while looking through TripAdvisor. I can tell you that the reviews are spot-on ! It is always a plus when the owner is a fellow Aussie as you know that they will be friendly, love to have... More 

Thank Jenny E
South Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paul personally led me through diving re-certification (after an almost thirty year gap!), after which I did several memorable dives on the Coolidge and Million Dollar Point with his team. Paul's operation is very professional, well-equipped and flawlessly executed. And he and Lyndel are also very warm and genial people, they made this po' lonely solo traveller feel extremely welcome.

Thank Trevor K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paul was fantastic. Having never scuba dived before the introductory lesson was great. After covering the basic safety theory the introduction to the underwater world was just perfect. Practicing just off the beach at Aore Adventure Lodge the transition from the waste deep beach to 15m was seamless and Paul's easy going yet reassuring manner made the first dive an... More 

Thank Michael W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A huge thank you to Paul at Aore Adventure Sports. We did our beginners scuba diving course and he was so calm and relaxed - made the whole experience extremely enjoyable. Our dive was full of beautiful fish, coral and sea life and was so easy as our first dive. All nerves were put at ease and his knowledge and... More 

Thank Anna J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a half day with Paul and his team, doing two dives on the President SS Coolidge. These guys run a great operation, spending time explaining what part of the ship we will visit, and what we will be seeing before diving it. They know the ship intimately, and show you so much when you are diving it. Their... More 

Thank Nhulunbuymob
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

It's been on our bucket list to dive the Coolidge since we met a traveller a few years ago who raved about his experience. We spent the morning with Paul and the team and did two dives, the first one an 'orientation' dive as he called it to swim around the outside of the Coolidge and the second one to... More 

Thank Junta S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

My wife and I recently spent a week diving with Paul and the team at Aore Adventure Sports in the waters surrounding Santo. Paul runs a first class operation and is one of the best dive operators I have ever had the privilege of diving with. The boast ‘Full Boar” is superbly set up for diving and the dive guides... More 

Thank Rob P
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Booked a prepaid 10 dives package, I completed 23 dives over 2 weeks. Welcome greeting with Paul White. He gave me an introduction with emergency and dive safety equipment on latest and only 1 dive boat in Santo, Vanuatu "Full Boar". Organised double scuba tank dives in morning with longer surface intervals between dives. Many thanks to Lyndal for prepared... More 

Thank paulswilliams57
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Paul the dive instructor is super professional and has many years of experience in scuba diving, his super chilled out attitude makes you feel at ease. Shout out to Siden 'the dive master' having over 4000 dives under his belt, knows the SS President Coolidge like the back of his hand. Suitable for both amateur or professional divers. Amazing experience,... More 

Thank Mikala P
Gold Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

What a great start to diving. Paul and Lindle are very hospitable. Paul is a patient and thorough scuba instructor and also gets you to be hands on with the equipment which cements your learning. We went through the different skills numerous times at different depths. All learning is done right off the beach. Lots of pretty tropical fish to... More 

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