Learn to dive...or continue your dive education!


As Vanuatu's only PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Dive Resort, Big Blue Vanuatu will help you with learning to dive or continuing your dive education. With an experienced, knowledgeable, up-to-date instructor team, led a PADI Master Instructor, we can take you all the way from novice to instructor, and beyond!

The price for all our courses includes gear hire and PADI manuals. (Please note payments made by credit card incur a 4% surcharge).

Here are our courses:

Discover Scuba Dive - cost: Vt9,500

Blow some bubbles in a safe, relaxed pool environment. This pool experience will introduce you to the equipment and techniques used by scuba divers, all under the watchful eye of our dive staff. We conduct these experiences every day. After completing your Discover Scuba Dive pool experience, come diving with us to one of the amazing dive sites along Pango Cove

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One of our instructors will escort you while you explore the reef and see the incredible diversity of fish and coral. To come to the ocean you must have completed the pool experience first.

You and book and pay for this trip from the comfort of your living room via this new booking website in Vanuatu - redVanautu.com


PADI Open Water Course - Learn to Dive - cost: Vt 42,500

Earn the most-recognized diver certification in the world - the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Complete some dive theory and pool training and then enjoy four open water dives accompanied by your instructor, in the ocean, to complete your training.

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A new Open Water course starts every day, only takes a few days to complete. The price includes all equipment and official PADI training pack and manual.

And if you are in a hurry to get started, you can even finish all your dive theory online before you get here (just follow this link to our e-Learning page) You will have more time for your holiday - you will only need to complete the pool and ocean dives while you are here.

(Note that if you complete the e-Learning module of the Open Water Course online, then the fee for the Open Water Course is only Vt36,500).

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PADI Scuba Diver Course- cost: Vt27,500

If you don't have time to complete the full Open Water Course, we can certify you up to Scuba Diver, which takes only 2 days. This course is a subset of the Open Water Course and qualifies you to dive with a Divemaster or Instructor to 12 meters. It can easily be up graded to an Open Water Course on your next dive trip.

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PADI Advanced Open Water Course - cost: Vt42,500

Continue the adventure by completing your PADI Advanced Open Water course over two days, while diving the clear warm waters of Mele Bay. Just five dives in total and you will be on your way to opening up new and exciting dive adventures!

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You will complete training in Deep diving and Underwater Navigation, and then you choose three other types of diving to sample - select from Underwater Digital Photography, Search and Recovery, Night, Wreck, Drift, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project Aware conservation dives and many more. Start your learning at home and save holiday time using PADI's eLearning. Click on the image below to take you to our eLearning page. (The cost of the Advance course if you have completed eLearning befgore you come is Vt36,500).

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PADI Specialty Dive Courses - cost: Vt22,000- 37,500

What better way to enjoy more of the underwater world than by completing a PADI Specialty Dive course? How's about an Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty...

Photography Specialty

Or a Peak Performance Bouyancy...


Or choose Night Diver, Wreck Diver, Drift Diver, Underwater Navigation Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Project Aware conservation specialties and many more! These specialty courses are all "hands on" and you will spend most of your time in the water and only a little time on the theory.

The price includes all dive equipment, official PADI training pack and manual and varies depending of the number of dives required to complete the course.

If you do 5 specialty courses and are a rescue diver then you can qualify as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest qualification for the non-professional diver. Go on take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

PADI Rescue Diver Course - cost: Vt42,500

Many divers say the Rescue Diver course is one of the best courses they have done. It gives you the confidence to know what to do if anything should happen to you or a fellow diver if an accident should happen. Despite the serious nature of the subject, people enjoy the course and the feel a great sense of achievement role playing the scenarios in the course.

Rescue training

If you complete the theory before you come to Vanuatu via eLaearning the course cost Vt35,000 click the image below

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EFR First Aid Course - cost: Vt16,500

This course is not just a diving course, it is a general first aid course and give you a widely recognised first aid qualification. A first aid qualification is required for the Rescue Diver and Divemaster certification.

ERF training


Would you like to begin a career in diving?

Big Blue can teach you to become a PADI Divemaster, the first rung on the PADI career ladder. We can also help you climb that ladder to Instructor and beyond. Just go to our Go Pro page to find out more.

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Click on the links below to take you straight to the course info...

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100% Aware

We care about our ocean environment and support Project Aware by being "100% aware": For all the courses we teach, a donation is sent to Project Aware and you will recieve a Project Aware certification card for your course.

100% Aware

Ask us about our courses which will help you understand and protect our amazing marine ecosystems. For example the coral reef conservation and fish identification specialties teach you about the environment you dive in. The Peak Performance Bouyancy speciality is not only a lot of fun, but helps you not to damage the delicate marine life when you dive.

Check out the Project Aware website to see how they help protect the marine environment one dive at a time.

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Want to start your course before you leave the comfort of your living room?

PADI's e-Learning allows you to do just that. You can complete the theory part of your course before you arrive, giving you more time on your holiday to dive!! Go to our e-Learning page to find out more.

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Become a Master Scuba Diver while on holidays

Already a PADI Resuce Diver? Then just complete five PADI Specialties and you can earn the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating - the highest non-professional dive qualification available.

Master scuba diver

Choose from Underwater Navigation, Deep Diver, Search and Recovery, Wreck, Photography, Project Aware conservation specialities and many more... Ask one of our friendly staff how you can get started!

Master scuba challenge


Thinking of diving for a living?

We can give you all the training you need to start a career in the dive industry. Go to our Go Pro page for more details.

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Just in case..

Although we are very committed to safe diving practices and endevour to keep you safe whilst you are diving with us, accidents can happen. Therfore we recommend you have insurance that covers you for diving. Click here to read more...

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