Scuba Diving Vanuatu

3 Scuba Divers in Port Vila VanuatuSome of my best holiday memories are from Scuba Diving in Vanuatu. I arrived in Port Vila for the first time in 1995 for a diving holiday. It started out on Hideaway Island, then on to the island of Epiritu Santo to spend a week diving Million Dollar Point and the ship wreck of SS President Coolidge.

This time around, I have a family with me to Vanuatu. My sons have heard dad’s stories and it is time to introduce them to Scuba Diving for the first time in the Big Blue Ocean. There are plenty of places I want to take them to enjoy this marvelous adventure and I cannot think of a better place to start them off than in Port Vila.

Scuba Diving in Port Vila

Today I will focus on the Scuba Diving around Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. This is where I am currently on a family holiday. It is home of Vanuatu’s international airport and is the easiest place to get to without connecting with another flight to one of the other 80+ islands. If you want a fast and convenient Vanuatu holiday and want to keep it to one flight, then Port Vila on the island of Efate will cater for all of your needs.

Big Blue Scuba Port Vila

Big Blue Scuba Instructors in Port VilaI have accumulated 1000+ hours of diving as an Advanced Open Water & Deep Diver. My short career as a Pro Pearl Diver added to my diving experience and clocked up hundreds of hours of dive time in Western Australian waters. My sons are now old enough to try out the Scuba experience themselves, so I went to Big Blue Scuba in Port Vila, Vanuatu to get them a Discover Scuba Diving experience with certified PADI instructors.

My experience with Big Blue Scuba was top class. My 2 sons thoroughly enjoyed their Scuba Dive and I felt safe at all times to trust the friendly diving staff of Big Blue Scuba. On the right, you can see Jerry and Roger. Roger dived with my son, James for his first Scuba dive. James is not old enough to do the Discover Scuba Dive that takes you to a depth of 10 metres, so he did the Bubble Maker which allows him to Scuba Dive at a depth of 2 metres. It was quite some sight watching him dive around in the open ocean above the rest of us.

The First Open Water Scuba Dive

Scuba Buddies in VanuatuI was my oldest sons dive buddy for his first Open Water Scuba Dive. It was a proud moment after all those hours I have personally dived, to finally see both of my sons in the open ocean Scuba Diving with me here in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

On the left, you can see me in the water with my son, Timothy, doing his first Open Water Scuba Dive immediately after we jumped in the water.

The Dive Buddy System is where 2 divers always dive together. This is for the safety of the divers and in Vanuatu, they stick to these rules as much as anywhere else. It is good to know that you are dealing with safe and reliable systems when you are on holidays.

Look Out Vanuatu

My Scuba Son in Port VilaOn the right, you can see my youngest son, James, getting ready to jump in the warm Vanuatu ocean for his first Scuba Diving experience. No fear! They have both practiced Scuba Diving in swimming pools here in Vanuatu as well as in Fiji last year. This was however their first time in the Big Blue Sea.

This trip to Vanuatu with my family gave me a well deserved break from internet marketing as well as a great bonding experience with my family. My goal is to travel overseas 4 times per year with my family and I know that may be hard to fit in, but I will do my best to achieve it. It will be plenty of fun getting there and I will be sure to locate plenty of Scuba Diving Sites for me and my boys to visit on the way.

Thank You, Big Blue Scuba Vanuatu

Big Blue Scuba in Port VilaI can highly recommend Big Blue Scuba in Port Vila, Vanuatu. We were looked after with royal treatment by the owners Mike and Maggie Crawford. Their website is and their staff are super friendly. Click the above link to go to their website.

Make sure to say hello to them from Sean Rasmussen and his 2 sons from Australia. By writing this article, I’m hoping to help them pick up some well deserved business. My sons have made a lifetime memory here, Scuba Diving in Vanuatu and I plan to come back here next year to get both my sons a PADI Open Water Diving Certification.

Until next time…

Have a most outstanding dive

Sean Rasmussen
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About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. Kelvin Lim says:

    That’s awesome Sean! It must be a very proud moment to see your son finally stepping into the waters and experiencing what you’ve enjoyed from years ago! Great to hear you’re having fun on your well deserved break mate!

  2. Hi Kelvin
    We are having a ball mate. Happy days!

  3. That is fantastic, Sean! Looks like your boys are having a ball. All that warm weather and blue water looks very inviting….It’s great when your whole family can share a common recreation like that, isn’t it? Although around my household it usually requires a bit colder weather 🙂

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  4. I had the pleasure to be in Vanuatu this week with some very good friends, and I was witness to a family being together in such a special way and experiencing the quality time that so many unfortunate people will never get to experience. I take my hat off to Cherie and Sean for exposing my wife and I to such positive uplifting moments over the past week.

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  5. Hi Sean!

    Glad you are having a fantastic time wit your family. If anyone deserves a break it’s you! I’m looking forward to when my boys are older and I can do that same type of things with them.

    Enjoy the rest of your break.

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  6. Great stuff Sean! Those boys really have a dad who is involved in their lives! You set an amazing example for other fathers mate – well done.

  7. I am so jealous….look at that wonderful water…..this is now on my goal list….its getting to be a huge list and I am so looking forward to achieving it all:)

    Love the smiles of the people in Vanuatu. We have five boys and they love the water so I can see how proud you must be to introdue them to the water. Have the best time:)


  8. Thanks everyone. Vanuatu is being good to us

  9. Richard Colum says:

    I remember when my boys learnt how to water ski they are memories i will always cherish. glad you are having a great time.

  10. I also want to do something like that with my son, but I guess he’s too young as he’s only 3 years old. But I’ve been teaching him how to swim, and maybe when he gets older, we can also both enjoy doing outdoor activities like scuba diving.

  11. Wow what fun, I am so jealous I would love to be at the sea right now and enjoying a wonderful break like that, anything to get away from the cold of winter, what a way to bond with your son, you guys look like you had a stunning time. 🙂

  12. If you want to go for a really special dive, head over to Zanzibar and dive of the east coast. The visibility is fantastic and the dive crew are just amazing.
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  13. Going for a dive is on my Bucket List but I must admit its way down the bottom I really don’t like deep water dut when I get the chance I will do it

    • Hi Rita,
      the Far North (Port Douglas) is a great way to try diving. At the Great Barrier Reef it is not deep, you see a wonderful underwater world and they do “introductory dives” where you don’t have to do the full course to give it a try.
      I have never been to Vanuatu, but after all Sean has written here I have put it on my travel list 🙂
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  14. I’ll pass on the recommendation to my husband who is a keen diver. He just had a dive last week in Durban, South Africa. His favourite so far has been Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Red Sea, I believe. Maybe next time Sean?
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  15. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    Vanuatu looks beautiful. It must have been a very special moment to be your son’s dive buddy on his first dive. Timothy and James certainly look like they’re having a lot of fun.

    Vanuatu is on my to do list.

  16. Amazing to see how many people have actually been diving. Never been myself, although it’s on the must do list – along with bungee jumping and sky diving.
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  17. Sad to say I’ve not been overly inspired about diving – give me a horse and I’m happy! However, as I am reading this series of posts, I’m actually getting an interest. Hmmm. How does one say “eeh-hah’ with a mouth full of rubber?
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  18. I hope someday you’ll take me with you. Although I need to finally learn to swim first, when I do I’ll look you up and hope you’re free to take me. I know how to find you and I’ll try I”ll be easily found then, too as I’m learning so much from all of your posts.
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  19. Definitely it’ s a very challenging and exciting sport.

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