Tourism association

Vanuatu Tour Operators Association


Mike Crawford
+678 27 518
Govant Building
PO Box 1276
Port Vila

Underwater-scooters.com is operated in Port Vila by Big Bue Diving Club

Located on the seawall of Port Vila next to the handicrafts market, Big Blue is one of the oldest and major diving clubs in Vanuatu. It offers first-rate quality services to help you enjoy and make the most of your underwater ride in the crystal clear waters of the bay of Port Vila.
Enjoy your scooter ride and safely explore the splendid and rich sea bed of Vanuatu near the coral reefs. You will be greeted by multicolored tropical fishes and, if you are lucky, a reef turtle will swim alongside you for a little while.

No prior experience required, even if can’t swim.

Diving site: Port Vila Bay, on a pontoon anchored a hundred meters from the club.
Diving depth: 3 meters
Length of the tour: 1 hour – length of the dive: 30 min.
Weather: tropical – temperature between 25°C and 35°C
Water temperature: between 22°C and 30°C

The underwater-scooters

We will meet at the office of the diving club at the time stated in your reservation.
The staff will equip you and take you to the pontoon by boat in less than fifteen minutes. Once there, you will be briefed on how to use your scooter and on the safety conditions. No specific preparation or training required. Once you have familiarized yourself with the process, you will go on a half-submerged platform to take your scooter. A diver will be along with you the entire time, guiding you to 3 meters depths and then staying with you for the 30-minutes tour. Then, you will be back on the pontoon and taken to the diving club for the debriefing and to watch the pictures of the tour.

How does it work?

The process relies on the upside-down cup principle: the helmet is filled with air, allowing you to breathe safely and to keep your head dry. The air supply is provided by a diving cylinder.

You will be comfortably seated on your scooter and will use the electric engine to move forward, upward or downward, and to choose your direction using the handlebars.

Your seat can be adjusted and can accommodate people of various sizes.

The maximum depth is 3 meters. You don't need to have any experience in snorkeling or scuba diving, an instructor will be with you for the entire tour.