Hideaway Island Dive

Hideaway Island Dive


Bruce Shiwa
+678 22963
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PO Box 1110
Port Vila

Hideaway Island is a PADI Gold Palm Five Star Resort that offers professional instruction in the calm pristine water of our marine sanctuary. Most dive sites are within 15 minutes of the island. Non-diving companions and children will enjoy relaxing on the beach, snorkelling, swimming or having a meal at our beachfront restaurant & bar.

Dive in our Marine Sanctuary

Hideaway Island has a reputation for being a relaxed paradise for divers and non-divers alike.  Where else in the world can you roll out of bed and be snorkelling or Scuba Diving in less than 15 minutes?  We run 3 scheduled dives every day regardless of the number of divers.  Your surface interval can then be spent relaxing on the beach or enjoying a meal or beverage in Hideaway’s restaurant.   Many of the dive sites also make for excellent snorkelling so feel free to have your non-diving companion join you on the boat.

Discover Scuba Diving Special

If you have never tried diving before try our “Discover Scuba Diving Special” in our pool-like marine sanctuary.  It’s a fun 1 ½ hour session for the first time diver.   Should you decide to continue on with the PADI Open Water course, the discover scuba dive counts towards becoming a certified diver.   We also offer a variety of more advanced and speciality courses.

Coral Wall or Wreck diving close to shore

We have it all…80 metre walls, two wrecks, exquisite coral reefs and night dives. The sites are all teeming with life ranging from sponges and hard corals to anemones, gorgonian fans and a host of fish.

Hideaway also offers two wreck dives on boats that were cleaned and sunk in 2001. The Aloara is an island trader that now lies on her starboard side in 26 metres of water. In calm conditions the Aloara is an excellent penetration dive for experienced divers. It is also an excellent pre-Coolidge dive. Hideaway also offers the Bonzer wreck dive which is a small tug boat that sits upright in 24 metres of water.

Hideaway Island Resort has been operated by current owners since 1993 and has been operated as a diving location since the resort was opened in 1973.  Hideaway Island Resort is proud to be certified as a PADI 5 star Gold Palm Resort and a Project Aware Go-Eco Operator.

Hideaway maintains strict safety standards

There are many dive sites around Hideaway that are suitable for all levels of divers. Although many of these sites can be dived to 40 metres, the majority can be limited to 18 metres. For added safety, all dives are non-decompression dives and  safety stops are made on every dive. Our divemasters lead every dive to ensure you see the best of each site and to maintain safety standards.

A dive with a difference

Get up close to the wonders of Vanuatu’s only marine sanctuary. Located in a large, protected bay, Hideaway offers perfect dive conditions.
Beginners acquire their skills surrounded by fish in waist-deep almost currentless waters right off the shore. Advanced divers will appreciate the diversity of dives offered and our professionally run dive centre.

Whether you would like to attend a Discover Scuba session, join us for a certified boat dive, become a certified diver or upgrade your skills…please give us a call at 22963 to arrange for free bus transport to Hideaway Island.