Diving Tanna is very different from diving Port Vila or Santo, as Tanna is a more remote volcanic island – with an active volcano. Diving Tanna, you will experience crystal clear water, colourful hard coral reefs and an amazing topology of swim throughs and blue holes.
The diving on Tanna also offers shear vertical walls with pelagic action: Yellowfin Tuna, Barracuda and Grey Reef Sharks, as well as the wreck of a small cargo boat.
No one would visit Tanna without a tour to the famous, and one of world’s most accessible volcanos, Mt Yasur, with its uninterrupted fireworks and ash-surfing action.
Enroute, visit the largest banyan tree in the Southern Hemisphere, and some spectacular waterfalls on a guided 4WD tour of the island.
There is also the unforgettable Black Magic Tour to the incredible Blue Cave on the western coast. Plus the opportunity to visit a traditional Kustom villages.
Tanna is one of the southernmost islands of the Vanuatu Archipelago, but still just a 35 minute flight from Port Vila.
Tanna is a 35 minute flight from Port Vila, and with multiple flights daily, it is surprisingly accessible. Air Vanuatu has regular flights via Port Vila from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne with great deals on airfares. Book your excursion to Tanna on the same ticket and get 30 Kg checked baggage allowance all the way.
Volcano Island Divers is the only dive centre on Tanna and is located at the White Grass Ocean Resort. Volcano Island Divers offers recreational shore and boat diving, Discover Scuba Diving and dive courses.
Tanna is best known for its amazing coral topology, swim throughs, tunnels and Blue Holes. Even on the resort’s House Reef you can see amazing coral formations, dugongs, turtles, moray eels, reef sharks and blue spotted rays.
Sites further afield include Kamitua Reef, a sheer wall drop off and prolific Pelagic Fish and marine life, from giant Yellowfin Tuna, Barracuda and Grey Reef Sharks, to Fan corals, Moray eels and Nudibranchs; and the wreck of the MV Jean Percy – a small cargo boat sitting upright in 14m of clear blue water.