Tranquillity Dive Base on Moso has so much to offer for today’s diver and snorkeller. Our dive sites have a great range of soft and hard corals, reef fish and large pelagic, eagle rays and a range of marine mammals like dolphins and dugongs. Most of our dives are by boat although shore dives are available. We operate dives on a Daily basis or overnight. Most divers do not have to repeat a dive during their stay. A lot of divers however, request to do repeat dives on certain sites. Our qualified and enthusiastic Dive Instructors love diving at Tranquillity and want you to enjoy our underwater world as much as we do!
Tranquillity is based on 380 hectares of tropical jungle on Moso Island, located off the north west side of the island of Efate. Our mainland departure point follows a scenic 35 minute bus ride from Port Vila and a 25 minute boat ride to Tranquillity.
For accommodation, please click the link on this page to our Tranquillity Island Resort listing.
In addition to our diving, you can enjoy secluded coves and beaches with fine white sand. Enjoy a dip in the crystal clear water, Snorkel the coral reef, Savour the delicious Barbecue, Feed the tame fish or soak up the sun with a cool drink or two ... or curl up under a palm and read a book with toes in the sand and relax. Or take a Coongoola Day Cruise.
Here at the Dive Base we offer you up to 16 Dive Sites to choose from, weather permitting. Our Dive Sites (mainly all boat dives) include drop-offs reaching 114 meters in depth, reef and bommie dives as well as coral garden dives, wreck dives, cave and thermal vent dives, drift dives and the list goes on.
*Tranquillity Bommies (Shore or Boat Dive): Scattered coral Bommies on white sand covered in both hard and soft coral – fish abound here in all shapes and sizes. Ideal for photography particularly early morning and late afternoon when conditions are generally calm. Dugongs often visit this area and although timid, have actually stayed with divers for more than an hour or so. Turtle sightings are common. There is a pile of buoys and rings from W.W.II & anti submarine net also located here with lots of small fish making their home in the tangle of steel. Depth: 2 – 20 Meters.
*Moso Drift (Boat Dive): A drift dive sometimes quite strong – lots and lots of fish – large pelagic and a more than likely possibility of Sharks, Barracuda, Grey Whalers Eagle Rays and other interesting marine life. A chance to see the unexpected. Can be a spectacular dive. Depth: 12 – 20 Meters.
*Owens Reef: A figure eight reef from 1 meter down to 20 meters – It has been said that there is a greater diversity of species of coral and fish on this small reef than many other dive sites. A good dive for everyone – includes swim through coral and gorgonian overhangs and lots of fish. Many divers do repeat dives on this reef. Depth: 1 – 20 Meters.
*Wreck of M.V BELAMA: An island freighter of around 200 tons which was badly damaged in a cyclone scuttled close to Owens reef- A diveable wreck where you can swim through the cabins and around the passageways then across the bow section a few meters away from the bulk of the ship. Great introduction to wreck diving without having to go too deep. Depth: 20 Meters.
*Bottle Fish Cave: A very popular dive site with large fish and scattered remnants of Coca-Cola bottles, plates and mugs from the tugboats which used to maintain the anti-submarine nets during the war. Large grouper and wrasse are often seen here. There are swim throughs and close by there are several thermal vents with hot water.
*Grouper Gutter: A lively dive with large cod and numerous other fish congregating around the gutter. Lots of barracuda and a 500-kg grouper has been seen here several times. 10-20 meters Wreck of Roi Mata, a scuttled tug boat, 40 meters for Advanced deep divers only. Soft corals, big fish occasional shark.
*Paul’s Rock (Boat Dive): Paul’s rock is a rough oval shape reef that has a number of swim throughs
Our top of the line brand is "Mares" and our range of gear includes: Masks, Fins, Snorkels, Wet suits, Gear bags, Boots, Diving knifes, torches & Spare parts. Ideal for snorkellers and experienced divers alike.
Our water sports gear comes in all different colours, sizes and maintains paramount comfort, high performances, reliable and is simple to use and sturdy. The masks are suitable for all kinds of dives.
We have two dive boats. "Island Diver" our main operations boat, has a walk in platform with an easy access ladder at the rear. The vessel has a toilet and a small galley.
With our professionally trained PADI Scuba Diving Instructors, we offer you a safe and comfortable diving experience. We have a range of Diving packages and Dive Course packages to suit everyone’s diving needs.
For guests that have never tried Scuba Diving and would like to experience the underwater world, why not try an Introductory Scuba Dive. You will be pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the surrounding coral reef. All our dives, including training dives, are done in the pool-like conditions of our tranquil, calm harbour, rather than in a swimming pool - so there is plenty to see even when you are learning!
A full range of PADI Dive Courses from Introductory to Dive Master is available. Specialties include Wreck, Underwater Navigation, Deep, Night, Naturalist and many more - contact us for details.
Courses run at all times so we can fit in with your holiday plans. Ask about our 4 Day Open Water Course with Accommodation special!