Aore Adventure Sports & Lodge was established and is owned and  run by Paul and Lyndel who moved to Aore Island, Vanuatu after selling their businesses in 2012 on the Sunshine Coast Queensland.

Prior to moving to Vanuatu, Paul and Lyndel owned and operated one of Australia’s most successful dive centers – “Sunreef Scuba Diving” in Mooloolaba, Queensland for 12 years along with their popular Supermarket & Deli at Alexandra Headland.

They have been diving in Santo since 2003 and set up their own Dive operation on Aore Island in 2012.

Lyndel and Paul offer a comprehensive, no fuss, tropical island holiday for singles, couples, families and small groups where you can enjoy modern waterfront accommodation with your own private sandy beach. Fill your days with fun, safe, exhilarating scuba diving and other activities or simply do nothing and relax .

There is something for everyone in the renowned tropics of wonderful Vanuatu regardless of age or fitness.

Aore Adventure Sports is Santo’s longest established dive facility and the only PADI 5 Star Dive Facility  S-23490 offering the highest service & standards in the dive industry.

Paul is a qualified Padi IDC Staff Instructor 468105 and also holds instructor ratings from TDI, SDI & PADI Emergency 1st Aid.

All Aore Adventures staff are local to Aore Island or Santo and our head dive guide for many years was Alfred Niko AKA “Alfred Numba 1” who is a Padi Assistant Instructor 499050 and is the most experienced guide in Santo, trained personally by the legend of diving the SS President Coolidge, Allan Power himself!

He has been diving since 1992 with over 13,500+ dives on the SS President Coolidge alone!

Alfred has also been instrumental in mentoring  our growing dive team of  John, Alex & Lambi who are all qualified Padi Dive Masters, in becoming safe and knowledgeable guides while diving the SS President Coolidge and all other great sites.

Paul and Lyndel pride themselves in offering safe, professional, fun and personalized experiences aboard “Full Boar” – Santo’s only and best equipped charter vessel.

Come join them on Aore Island and experience for yourself their little slice of paradise that they now call home!

What People Are Saying

The place is just beautiful! They have beautiful reefs for snorkeling, the water colors are so blue it looks unreal, and the place has an amazing beach full of greenery and picturesque views!

Yelena Isaak

First time diving and felt safe and confident. Very professional and would highly recommend

Rachel Anne

We had a great dive with Paul and his team not only for the incredible wreck dives but also for the good company and the great snacks! If in Vanuatu please go get in touch with them. you won’t be disappointed! Thank you team!

Ana Hrdy

Great dives in beautiful locations with an outstanding crew. what more can you ask for? all in all I did 6 dives with Paul, Kingsley & friends and one dive was better than the other. utmost caring and attentive above and under water. having just started diving, I NEVER felt insecure or left alone. GREAT experience!

Guenter Meessen

My husband and I with our kids did the Padi open water dive course with Paul and his team. It was excellent! Paul was terrific at teaching, patient with the kids (aged 12, 15 and 17) and safety came first. We then went on to dive the Coolidge as a family with Paul. Amazing! This has opened up a new hobby to do as a family. I highly recommend Paul and Aore adventure

Helen Douglas

I wanted to send my 15 year old son on a Dive course whilst we were in Vanuatu, and all the people I talked to recommended Paul. That he ran a good, safe course. I’ve had experience with other PADI instructors before and often found the courses they ran were not as thorough as I would have liked, so it was important to me that this course was of a high standard. I’m very pleased to report that it was. My son, as well as his older brother who went through a refresher, had a great time and came out with not only the qualification, but confidence in what was taught. I highly recommend Paul and his team, and what an awesome place to learn to dive!

Phil Snowdon