Million Dollar Point Snorkeling
The 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot in Vanuatu.
Sunday 3 July 2016 06:50 GMT
Southeast of Luganville on the southeast side of Espiritu Santo, the snorkeling at Million Dollar Point is well known for its numerous artificial reefs. After World War II, the USA disposed of various pieces of military equipment just offshore. During Million Dollar Point snorkeling dives, you may encounter old jeeps, truck and an excavator. These wrecks now provide an artificial reef for diverse marine life.
Vanuatu is located northeast of Australia and west of Fiji. To reach the snorkeling in Vanuatu by air, use the international fights into Port Vila airport on the island of Efate. The international flights are direct from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Solomon Islands. To reach the other islands of Vanuatu, you will need to transfer to the interisland air service provided by Air Vanuatu, which does go to Pekoa on Espiritu Santo (near Luganville). Keep in mind that ATM machines are only available in Port Vila and Santo. Also, malaria, Hepatitius B and tuberculosis are endemic to Vanuatu.
Note: In March 2015, the Tropical Cyclone Pam directly hit Vanuatu with winds up to 185mph and very high surf. In addition to infrastructure damage, it was expected that the reef sustained extensive damage. Please contact local dive shops before heading out to this dive site to make sure it has not been damaged.
Overall, Million Dollar Point is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 6 snorkeling dives in Vanuatu.