Top Scuba Dive Shops in Vanuatu

Ready to check out the best shops in Vanuatu for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 5 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Vanuatu to suit your needs.
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Gone Diving Vanuatu

#1 - Gone Diving Vanuatu


The dive resort is run and owned by the Norwegian couple and PADI instructors Anne & Petter. We do day and night fundives and a range of PADI courses, everything on our own house reef on the beach. This means you can dive whenever you like when you stay with us.  

Our equipment is quite new and is well maintained. The dive center has a compressor. 

The reef is part of a Marine Protected Area, and is home to a great variety of reef fishes. We regularly meet turtles, muray eels, dugongs, different rays, octopus, cuttlefish, different stonefish.  We do only small groups, as we believe this strategy keeps the magic of encounters at our reef  and make sure the ocean inhabitants stay curious towards us divers. 

The dive site is great for all divers, as the main dive area has a depth on 17,5 m. From here it is possible to continue out to a wall dive at the drop off, where you easily reach 30 -40 m.

Anne´s Reef has cracks and pinnacles, and parts with sandy bottom. There are 3 sandy plateau´s, at 6-8 m, 10-12 m and 15-17m, which makes it a perfect place for all dive courses.  Our night dives are spectacular because of all the cracks and hiding places for the fish and the predators hanging around.

The Reef is quite sheltered, so we rarely have any current. 

Tranquility Island Resort

#2 - Tranquility Island Resort


Tranquillity Island is a 5* PADI Resort that offers PADI courses for every level of diver. Courses are often taught one on one and with perfect diving conditions and experienced instructors, there is no better place to learn to dive. Moso Island is blessed with an abundance of marine life. We have privileged access to the best reef diving spots off Efate, and arguably Vanuatu. With over 20 different sites, we offer a range of activities for all requirements, whether you’re an experienced diver or yet to blow your first bubbles. Shore dives from right in front of the resort offer spectacular coral gardens teeming with fish of all colours and sizes. A short drive on our dive boat ‘Manatee’ will take you to stunning underwater landscapes, large bommies, thermal vents, swim-throughs, caves, drift dives and two wreck dives. We also dive at Hat Island. Our dive sites have an exceptional range of pristine soft and hard corals, reef fish and pelagics. Divers and snorkelers regularly spot turtles, eagle and cowtail rays and a range of marine mammals like dolphins and dugongs are sometimes seen. Visibility is rarely below 20 metres and often exceeds 40. Water temperature ranges from 24 degrees in our ‘winter’ to over 30 degrees during the summer wet season. Night dives and early morning dives are available for overnight guests on request. Almost all of our sites, with the exception of the wreck dives and a few deeper and more exposed sites; are ideal for Free Divers and snorkelers. Our dive boat is equipped with a walk in platform, exit ladder, toilet, small galley and spacious sun deck.

Aore Adventure Sports & Lodge

#3 - Aore Adventure Sports & Lodge

Dive and stay at Espiritu Santos newest dive operation. Dive the " SS President Coolidge" plus all the other local sites from our brand new dive vessel.Diving has never been so easy. Stay in our contemporary unit right on the beach of beautiful Aore Island. the dive boat loads right out front and you can swim snorkel on your door step in clean calm waters of the Segond channel.
Nautilus Watersports Ltd

#4 - Nautilus Watersports Ltd

NautilusWatersports is the best known dive operator in Port Vila and has established itself as one of the most professional scuba diving centers in the South Pacific. We have many repeat customers that have been coming in excess of 15 years because the enjoy the friendly relaxed atmosphere but also enjoy our adherence to following the PADI Recreation Scuba Diving Standards. Facilities include a large training pool, gear washing and storage areas, equipment hire & servicing facilities. We dive from very comfortable purpose built dive boats “Scuba Blue” and ‘Zeus”. These are fast and give our diving guests of options of up to 5 different dives a day. All our vessels are in Vanuatu Maritime Authority Survey, our skippers are all ticketed to 20 ton international standards and are first aid trained. All our boats carry oxygen and first aid kits and a limited amount of dive equipment spares just in case you have a fin strap or mask strap fail.
Big Blue

#5 - Big Blue


Centrally located on the seawall in Port Vila, Vanuatu’s capital city, Big Blue is Vanuatu’s only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort, offering professional, friendly service to every stripe of underwater enthusiast. We take divers of all levels out to some of Vanuatu’s most amazing reefs and wrecks.