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Million Dollar Bay

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Address: Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

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a little unsettling when you first get into the water but once you get use to all the military equipment just sitting there it becomes very enjoyable

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic to see all the equipment that was driven into the sea by the Americans. It has formed a great artificial reef full of colourful fish. Best time is low tide. Bring food and drink. There's a toilet. Well worth a snorkel

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

a little unsettling when you first get into the water but once you get use to all the military equipment just sitting there it becomes very enjoyable

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

In 1945 the Americans dumped a lot of equipment in the sea following unsuccessful negotiations to sell it to the English and French. Now, more than 70 years later the equipment has created a bit of a reef. We visited the area on a day when the sea was pretty 'choppy'. My daughter and I opted for beach exploring, whilst... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great to snorkel. Allow at least a couple of hours for snorkelling and walking along the beach. Close to township of Luganville.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

$5 per person gets you entry and you can hire snorkelling gear when you get there. Head in the direction of the collapsed wharf and you will find mega structures up to 40m below including ships, ww2 cannon's and scaffolding

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We spent a few hours on the beach here, doing a little bit of snorkelling. The relics underwater are great to see, and visibility was good. The beach itself was also pleasant to just hang out on, with some shade available on the grassy areas for when it gets a bit too hot.

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Echuca, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place for a stop, enjoyed a swim and views. Couple of market stalls, selling souvenirs and cold drinks, very friendly locals.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We snorkelled at Million Dollar Point on our last day. We almost didn't bother but we were strongly encouraged by our son and we are so glad that we did.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Not far from the airport, this beach is where the American forces dumped all of their excess equipment that the French and locals refused to buy (hoping the Americans would just leave it for them to take for free). The old equipment has made for some great reefs which are easily accessible for snorkeling or diving. Even just walking the... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I dived this site with the dive operation from Bokissa Eco Resort. Million Dollar Point is an area where the US military dumped everything after their military operations. If you like looking at old trucks, cranes, boats in a massive pile then you'll love this. I dived here 10 years ago and to be honest it has not changed much... More 

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