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Address: Santo, Vanuatu
Phone Number: +678 776 5526
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This incredible dive site was created when Americans dumped millions of...

This incredible dive site was created when Americans dumped millions of dollars worth of equipment at the end of the war.

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At the end of the war, the Americans offered the locals the chance to buy the equipment they weren't taking home (for various reasons) at a cheap price. The locals refused... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

At the end of the war, the Americans offered the locals the chance to buy the equipment they weren't taking home (for various reasons) at a cheap price. The locals refused, believing they would get the abandoned stuff for nothing after the US left. US just lined up everything from jeeps to bulldozers on the beach, pointed them at the... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Went for a couple of dives here with my partner and thoroughly enjoyed it. Million Dollar Point is an easy dive with an unbelievable amount of stuff to see. The utter waste of this place is just mind blowing, however it's a perfect site for divers and quite ok for snorkelers on a clear day. We had a good time... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

... but there wasn't a lot of life there, which is my thing. Just a huge huge pile of dumped trucks, forklifts, jeeps, bulldozers - which the US army decided to throw into the sea instead of give as a gift to the Vanuatu people that played host to them during WWII. Made me so cross. And of course every... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

A surreal and unimaginable amount of purposefully scuttled man made pile of wreckage. Were they trying to set the Guinness Book of records for the amount of tyres located in one underwater site? After two dives I am still shaking my head. This was a bizarre dive to see all the above ground equipment sitting on the ocean floor. Has... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Visited Million dollar point has great history and the snorkeling allows you to see the equipment dumped there. There was so much to see and whilst the warmer water was less visible we still found the salvage shipwreck and lots and lots of steel for buildings never built as well as a complete forklift further around. Please do make sure... More 

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Dragoer, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

I have never experienced anything like it. A reef formed by materials from the second world war. USA left dumped materilalerne at a depth of 20-40 meters. Easy and unique dive

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Tauranga
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

this is a great place to visit it has a very interesting history you can see meany old stuff here i would come here if i was you it is amazing come here

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

I love looking at how the sea and the coral take over stuffed dumped in the ocean. So I was intrigued to see how all this stuff was holding up. Plenty of junk down there and for the purist probably not the most exquisite dive but if you are going to come all this way then worth a dive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

A great spot to spend half a day in the sun looking at all the rusted up military equipment left on the beach and under water. make sure you wear shoe lots of broken glass and old copper wires everywhere

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Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

Grate at low tide if you are snorkeling, make sure you have reef shoes to protect your feet from glass (broken coco cola bottles) and other debris. You see history in the making when you start to snorkel or dive and see excavation equipment used to build airfields and roads by the Americans during WW2. If you've read about why... More 

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