Dive Site: Hideaway Island Resort, House Reef, Port Vila

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Site Overview

Site Type: Reef
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 12MBottom: 18M
Location: The House Reef is about a 3 minute boat ride from the jetty.

Description

Hideaway Island House Reef provides introductory diving and snorkelling right off the beach in front of the resort. The reef extends some considerable distance shelving gradually away from the island (obviously!) It has an amazing diversity of marine life including some of the bigger stuff like morays and sweetlips, and the colourful striped surgeons. It also makes for a great night dive.

Here is what we saw on the ‘house reef’. Video version first…

… and then the pics.

Hideaway between sky and sea diving Hideaway Island House Reef at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

Not exactly a big commute!  Then the underwater action starts.

Titan triggerfish diving Hideaway Island House Reef at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

The Local Giant Trigger fish – is he about to swallow that little damsel?

Not a sea cucumber - a sea pineapple diving Hideaway Island House Reef at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

Not a sea cucumber – but a sea pineapple

Spotted Sweetlips diving Hideaway Island House Reef at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

Much sweeter lips than mine!

Moray with a Mona Lisa smile diving Hideaway Island House Reef at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

And finally, a Moray with a Mona Lisa smile !

Christmas Tree worms diving Hideaway Island House Reef at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

There is excellent snorkelling right off the beach in front of the resort. They also boast the only underwater Post Office in the world.

Posting letters on Hideaway diving Hideaway Island House Reef at Port Vila diving Vanuatu by Diveplanit

Note the little fish far left thinking ‘These humans – crazy … all crazy!’