Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Vanuatu Top Dives in Vanuatu © David Kirkland Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Vanuatu Top Dives in Vanuatu story by: House of Travel The twinkling waters of Vanuatu simply make for the perfect environment for a dive. With a treasure trove of underwater delights to be discovered, why not plunge into the deep blue? Here are two of Vanuatu's top spots for diving. Paul's Rock Divers come from all around the world to check out Paul's Rock. This underwater landscape consists of an old volcanic plug and attracts a rich array of marine life. Colourful coral adorns undersea caves and fascinating formations, from yellow to orange and purple. Float around the twisting and turning columns of rock discovering new wonders around every bend. Expect to see reef sharks and giant schools of fish - not to mention crabs and shrimp! Hat Island Named thanks to its peculiar hat-like shape, the mostly deserted Hat Island is another volcanic region with plenty of thrilling terrain for divers. Perhaps best of all the water is absolutely crystal-clear, meaning visibility is second-to-none. There are a couple of dive sites in the area that are particularly spectacular. The Grotto of Clams begins with an exciting swim full of colourful crayfish and ends with a magical dropoff and overhang where you're sure to see a whole host of undersea creatures. Then there's the Taj Mahal site, which has an incredible reverberant cavern reminiscent of the Indian palace itself. While fish and marine creatures are abundant all around Hat Island, you'll find the biggest schools and most impressive colourful varieties at the dive site Fish City. Getting there Both Paul's Rock and the Hat Island dive sites are accessible from the capital Port Vila on the island of Efate. There are a number of tour operators to choose from who are experienced in local conditions and dive sites, full of handy hints to help you make the most of your dive. The surrounding landscape is also incredibly impressive, built up over time from deposits of ash and other debris. Drawing comparisons to the landscape of the moon, it has to be seen to be believed. The island is easy to get to as well. Tanna is just a 35-minute flight from the capital Port Vila. The mountain is easily accessible from the airport, with a number of tours and transfers available. It won't be long before you're gazing at the majestic Mount Yasur! Click here to view all HOT Pacific Island deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist The Pacific Islands: When to go Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - Make 2016 Your Year Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.