About Us & Meet the Crew

Hello and Welcome!

Some facts about our business:

The Reef Explorer

The Reef Explorer

  • The Vessel was custom built in New Zealand
  • Semi-Sub only one of its kind in Vanuatu
  •  In June 2009 it arrived in Port Vila
  • Launch and operation of the new Reef Explorer commenced in July 2009
  • At the time not many tours were available in Port Vila, so this tour was welcomed and is still very popular

The Reef Explorer is a Semi-Submarine which is used for viewing the reef from inside the keel of the boat.  The vessel remains above sea level at all times and accommodates up to 12 passengers comfortably.  Six people up to and six in the Keel, which sits 5 feet below the surface.  Huge glass windows provide spectacular views of the many different varieties of coral and tropical fish, for which Port Vila is famous.  We have been visiting the same area for many years and the fish know our semi-sub.  The Reef Explorer supplies all snorkelling gear and you are welcome to snorkel and feed the tropical fish in person.  If staying dry is better for you then the fish come right up to your window, making it easy to snap that memorable photo.  The Reef Explorer is a fantastic way to discover Port Vila and the fish around Irriki Island.


Which Captain will be yours?

Captain Jules has been with The Reef Explorer from the beginning…..7 years now.    Jules has a beautiful wife and 2 beautiful daughters and is a very proud father.      Jules is a qualified skipper.

Captain Joseph has been with The Reef Explorer for 6 years and loves diving with the tropical fish.

He knows the Port Vila Harbour and reef as well as anyone.

Joseph is also married to a beautiful wife and has a little son who he adores very much.  Joseph is a qualified skipper.

Land base operations:


We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Children of all ages, enjoy swimming amongst the fish, feeding them at such close proximity is a fantastic experience, plus ‘finding Nemo’ is highly likely…..

Looking for Nemo!

Looking for Nemo!