Explore Vanuatu’s Historic WWII Shipwrecks and Underwater Marvels with Aore Adventures

Welcome to a world where history and marine beauty converge, inviting you to dive into the depths of exploration. Aore Adventures proudly presents a journey through Vanuatu’s legendary WWII shipwrecks and underwater wonders. Embark on an extraordinary underwater odyssey as you delve into the WWII  mysteries of the Legendary  SS President Coolidge, the iconic Million Dollar Point , the intriguing Submarine Nets, the USS Tucker, and the storied aircraft wrecks of the PBY Catalina, F4F Wildcat, F4U Corsair, and SBD Dauntless and the shipwrecks of the  MV Henry Bonnard  and the Tui Tawaite


Step back into history as you explore the remains of the Coastal Trader Shipwreck, an iconic relic of Vanuatu’s maritime past. This shipwreck is a testament to the forces that shaped our seas and the stories they carry. Dive into the depths and uncover the mysteries that have withstood the test of time, as marine life makes its home among the rusted remains. 

Descend into the silent world of the MV Henry Bonnard, where the echoes of a bygone era whisper tales of adventure and intrigue. This shipwreck offers a unique glimpse into maritime history, with its sunken hull becoming a haven for marine life. Swim alongside schools of fish and navigate through the intricate remains, as you uncover the secrets of the past beneath the waves. 


Pay homage to history as you explore the shipwreck of the Tui Tawaite from WW2, a poignant reminder of the battles fought, and sacrifices made. This underwater memorial invites you to bear witness to a piece of Vanuatu’s wartime heritage, where the remnants of a once-mighty vessel now form an underwater sanctuary for marine life to thrive. 

Marvel at the enigmatic presence of the Dry Dock Crane, a sentinel of times gone by. This imposing structure, now submerged, offers a window into the world of industrial history. As you navigate around its massive form, you’ll feel a connection to the labour and ingenuity that shaped the landscapes of yesteryears. 


Immerse yourself in the legends of Million Dollar Point, a place where history and the ocean’s embrace intersect. Witness the remnants of military machinery and supplies discarded into the deep waters, creating an underwater museum of wartime relics. Explore the fascinating artifacts and marine life that have found a home in this unique underwater museum. 

Descend into the realm of the Submarine Nets, a surreal underwater landscape that once protected the harbor. These ghostly remnants stand as a testament to the strategic importance of Vanuatu during WW2. As you glide through the labyrinthine structures, you’ll discover a world where history and marine life intertwine in harmony. 


Honor the courage and sacrifice of the USS Tucker’s crew as you explore their resting place beneath the waves. This shipwreck stands as a memorial to those who served, offering a solemn reminder of the battles fought during WW2. Swim alongside the wreck and pay homage to those who defended freedom. 

Encounter the silent remnants of aviation history as you discover the wrecks of the F4F Wildcat, F4U Corsair, and SBD Dauntless. These aircraft, once soaring through the skies, have found a new purpose beneath the ocean’s surface. Marvel at the intricate details and imagine the daring missions they once undertook. 


Venture into the depths to find the SBD Dauntless, a tribute to valour and determination. This aircraft wreck serves as a testament to the bravery of those who fought in the skies. As you explore its resting place, you’ll connect with the spirit of those who flew these legendary planes. 

At Aore Adventures, we invite you to delve into the heart of Vanuatu’s maritime history and underwater marvels. Each shipwreck and underwater site is a gateway to a world of stories, courage, and breathtaking beauty. Dive into the details of each location by clicking on the links below and embark on an extraordinary adventure with us.