Batfish in Blue

This shot of a school of batfish silhouetted against the sun was taken while diving off Vanuatu.
Underwater photo of school of large fish
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There’s a reason the waters of the South Pacific are so renowned for diving. They are simply stunning.

I’ve always liked this shot of a school of batfish silhouetted against the sun. These fish certainly aren’t shy. In fact, they decidedly curious, and they came right up to our masks to see what’s going on.

This shot was a taken during a decompression stop at about 30 feet on the way up from MV Konanda wreck dive off the coast of Port Vila in Vanuatu. The Konanda is and old island trader that was damaged in a cyclone in the late-1980s and was subsequently sunk. She sits right way up about 85 feet down, and one of the great things about this particular wreck is that you can safely enter the wreck and swim through several of its sections.

It was taken with a Nikonos V with Kodachrome 64

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Guidebooks for Vanuatu

If you're looking for a guidebook to make the most of your visit, these are some of the most popular ones currently for Vanuatu. Some are available in both paper and e-book formats.

Vanuatu: Far Flung Places Guide
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Proudman, Simon (Author)
Lonely Planet South Pacific (Travel Guide)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Planet, Lonely (Author)
Vanuatu Offline Map Travel Guide(Kindle Tablet Edition)
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Vanuatu Offline Map Travel Guide(Kindle Tablet Edition)
  • ✔ Fully zoomable Offline Map!
  • ✔ Complete List of Attractions & Popular Hotels!

Travel Insurance For Your Trip to Vanuatu

I never travel without travel insurance, and I've run into several situations where I've had to make claims. I consider it essential.

But shopping for travel insurance can be a pain and confusing. Thankfully, there are some travel insurance comparison sites that show you a wide range of plans, make it easy to compare coverage, and can save you money at the same time. And the coverage can be much better tailored to your specific needs than the checkbox offering at travel booking sites or through your credit card.

These are some good places to shop for travel insurance for your next trip to Vanuatu :

Hopefully, you won't need it, but if something goes wrong, you'll sure be glad you have it!

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