Posted on 01/08/2017
Five stars and counting – NEW PADI Dive Accolade
We celebrate our latest award – the prestigious title of Five-Star dive resort from PADI
VOMO is renowned for its diverse dive sites with incredible visibility and warm waters. Marine life from schools of Butterfly Fish and Oriental Sweetlips through to regal Napoleon Wrasses, turtles and Eagle Rays with a background of coral overhangs, caves and tunnels are spectacular.
It is not the stunning sea life that has won this award but the quality of instructor and dive equipment that places VOMO in this prestigious PADI five star group.
PADI awards this accolade to a resort that offers a full range of diver education programs, equipment selection, and experience opportunities.
VOMO General Manager, Mr Mark Leslie said, “This is a fantastic accolade for VOMO to receive and we are truly thrilled that our diverse dives, education and equipment have been recognised in this manner. VOMO offers a number of courses from the Deep Diver, Wreck Diver and underwater photography through to the night diver course where the ocean comes to life under the glow of a dive torch.”
One of the many reasons guests love VOMO is its proximity to excellent dive sites. There are five dive sites around VOMO just five to ten minutes by boat from the Activities Centre. Other renowned sites accessible from VOMO include:
White Rock – Traveling 20 min by boat from VOMO
Stamped by vast coral formations that top out just under the surface, colourful gaps and coral filled ledges; White Rock is brilliant for close encounters with all kinds of marine life, from schooling reef fish and turtles to many species of colourful nudibranchs and sea slugs.
Salamander wreck – Traveling 20 min by boat from VOMO
With a length of 30 meters the once Blue Lagoon cruise ship, Salamander, lies at approximately 27 meters of depth. This beautiful wreck is covered in soft corals and anemones. Common species are a Moray Eel, Lion Fish, Puffer Fish, and Coral Trout. It is very easy to dive inside under the supervision of your guide.
A world famous shark encounter dive, The Supermarket is home to White Tip, Black Tip and Grey Reef Sharks as well as schools of Barracuda, Groupers and Red Bass Snappers.
Dive package to celebrate