Some 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
I 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
I 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
On 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
I 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 www.BigBlueVanuatu.com 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
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