We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Big Blue Scuba Diving

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Sea Wall, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Phone Number:
+678 27518
08:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00

Big Blue Scuba teach more people to dive than anyone else in Vanuatu. We...

Big Blue Scuba teach more people to dive than anyone else in Vanuatu. We have local instructors and dive masters with great local knowledge. They love to share their dive sites with divers of all levels and experience, with multiple boats and dive sites we can cater to all.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 354 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 311
  • 26
    Very good
  • 2
  • 3
  • 2
2 great fun dives

Went on two fun dives with Big Blue. The owner offered me a morning pick up from my accomodation because it was on his way to work - nice gesture. They would`ve also taken me back... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Lower Austria, Austria

Similar Things to Do in Port Vila

Add Photo Write a Review

354 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 344: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We did our advanced open water cert here, 5 dives plus one fun dive at the cathedral. The diving was fantastic! We dived twice with Jerry and 4 times with Madi. We were happy with the instruction and the crew, and blown away by the dive sites. A couple of minor issues, they forgot to pick us up from our... More 

Thank royeness222
Lower Austria, Austria
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went on two fun dives with Big Blue. The owner offered me a morning pick up from my accomodation because it was on his way to work - nice gesture. They would`ve also taken me back but we had other things to do. The boat is great, the equpiment is top quality. The first dive was at the Konanda, a... More 

Thank Jankman8
Level Contributor
41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Diving with the guy's from Big Blue is an awesome experience. From the second you arrive you know you are in for treat. The book in service is easy, as is the access to the boat then you are on your way out to the fantastic blue waters of Vanuatu.

Thank Kelsydney
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We're experienced divers who did a couple of 2-tank trips with Big Blue. Not only were the guides and dives great, but the staff themselves are incredibly friendly and accommodating - very considerate of what the guests on the boat would like to do and planning the dives accordingly. Really went above & beyond our expectations - e.g. when our... More 

Thank Mark B
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have been to Vanuatu many times and dived with Big Blue before, so on the last trip old habits die hard I booked myself in for a few dives. 28 degree water lots of dive sites near town, the staff are friendly and nothings too much drama! Dived the twin Bommies on the first day, then did two dives... More 

Thank Johann D
Southport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
571 reviews
543 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I wanted to do diving in all three locations in Vanuatu I was visiting (Efate, Santo and Tanna) and I chose this place for Port Vila. General rule for diving in Vanuatu: the instructors tend to be a little more cavalier compared to other parts of the world and may not have the usual qualifications for the type of diving... More 

Thank PsychoSavager
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband and 12 year old daughter completed their 3 day open water PADI with Big Blue. The instruction, reassurance, care and genuine can do attitude of these blokes is beyond words. Wouldn't find more competent instructors, a special mention has to go to Naige and AJ who were the best, so much so that my daughter does not want... More 

Thank mpusic
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My two children and husband went scuba diving with Big Blue. As they have only done it once before they were nervous. There was no need to be. They had two instructors for 4 people. One of the guides held my youngest daughters hand the whole dive. After 40 minutes under the water they had a excellent time and wanted... More 

Thank Michelle T
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband "Craig" spent 3 days undertaking his PADI Open Water dive licence with Big Blue and couldn't praise them enough. "Sedge" (apologies if i spelt your name wrong) was his dive master and teacher. He was highly professional, knowledgable, friendly and patient throughout the instruction. The other guys on board, Sam, Lowokey I think it was, were also great... More 

Thank CraigandKarenMcD
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I can't dive but had a wonderful time with these guys snorkelling. The boats and gear were good, the lads friendly and efficient and the reef amazing! More live coral and an abundance of fish with perfect visibility than I have seen in other popular tourist sites.

Thank Amanda H

Travellers who viewed Big Blue Scuba Diving also viewed


Been to Big Blue Scuba Diving? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Big Blue Scuba Diving and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Big Blue Scuba Diving staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?