Aore Adventure Sports & Lodge
Dive with Aore Adventure Sports & Lodge, Espiritu Santo’s only PADI 5 Star dive facility.
We offer a personal & boutique dive experience, diving with only small groups of between 1 & 6 divers maximum. We also have our own moorings on the bow, mid-ship & stern of the Coolidge which eliminates the long surface swims from shore entries.
Aore Adventures also offers a private beach front villa for up to 6 adults providing you with your own dive resort just a 10 minute scenic boat ride to the Coolidge. This experience to stay and dive is not available anywhere else in Vanuatu.
Boat dive daily with Santo’s most experienced guide, Alfred Niko with a staggering 14,000+ dives on the President Coolidge alone! So he can show you around the wreck like no other.
Our dive day starts at 8am and has you back at around 1.30pm after two dives, so plenty of time to do other things in the afternoon or spend time with family. Unlike other operators that start at the same time then run you back and forth from the Coolidge site and finish at 4.30pm.
SS President Coolidge
Million Dollar Point
Dry Dock Crane
Dauntless dive bomber
And other south Santo reefs.
Safety is our number one priority for all divers/crew and we are the only operators in Santo to have the local expat owner of the business on site skippering the boat and acting as the dive supervisor every day. On all dives our guides carry emergency air pony bottles and we also have extra emergency drop bottles placed on the bow of the Coolidge for added safety.
We are also the only operator to have all of the following emergency equipment on the dive site each day, DAN remote emergency oxygen kit with two bottles of O2, Remote area 1st Aid kit & an AED (automated defibrillator). All our staff has training in how to use the equipment in case of an emergency.
Our dive vessel “Full Boar” is the premier & largest dive boat in town, custom built in 2013 to Australian & New Zealand commercial safety standards.
“Full Boar” carries all the safety equipment for a vessel of her class and offers full sun, wind & rain protection for everyone on board. She also has an on-board fridge for keeping drinks icy cold and your lunch’s fresh all day. Relax during surface intervals with music and comfortable seating for guests.
If rental equipment is needed, we have a range of high end well maintained gear. This includes both men’s and lady’s weight integrated Bcd’s for better comfort and fit, fully balanced regulator sets all with their own dive computer. Plus a range of 3mm wetsuits masks/fins and dive lights. All hire BCD’s are supplied with a surface marker buoy (safety sausage) & whistle for our diver’s safety.