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Witness the Naghol Land Diving Ritual on Pentecost Island

Posted in Local Area & Events @ Mar 10th 2018 4:03pm - By Administrator

The Naghol land diving ritual on Pentecost Island is famous worldwide and a must-see for anyone on Vanuatu during the months April and June. This awe-inspiring ritual sees local men and boys as young as seven years old jump from a 20 to 30 metre-high manmade tower with only a vine attached to their legs, and it’s this ritual that first inspired bungee jumping!

The Naghol land diving ritual takes place to celebrate the yam harvest and is also a fertility rite for men. The incredible manmade tower from which the men and boys jump from takes five weeks to build, and uses only natural materials from the region’s forest! It’s a magnificent cultural ceremony to behold, featuring exhilarating music and dancing as the ceremony builds up to the dive. The Naghol land diving ritual is a once in a lifetime experience to be a part of, and for those visiting Vanuatu this Autumn it’s not to be missed!

Witness this world-famous ceremony on Pentecost Island by visiting Vanuatu this Autumn. Our Port Vila resort is the perfect chance to discover Vanuatu, a spectacular Pacific archipelago just off the coast of Australia, offering unspoilt tropical islands and a fascinating culture unlike any other. We offer stunning apartment and villa accommodation in Vanuatu’s capital, where everything that Vanuatu has to offer is in the palm of your hand.

Vanuatu is a set of islands rich with untouched beaches, tropical rainforests, hidden waterfalls, alluring caves, and crystal-clear diving spots. On your Vanuatu holiday you can be sure to have an unforgettable time with hundreds of things to see and do. Soak up the tropical climate of Vanuatu on the horseshoe-shaped Champagne Beach, gaze upon glowing molten rock at the summit of Mount Yasur, dive to see the underwater post office on Hideaway Island, witness the wreckage of the famous SS President Coolidge at Million Dollar Point, or discover the spectacular 35-metre waterfall of Mele Cascades. Paradise awaits on Vanuatu!

Savour Vanuatu and witness the Naghol land diving ritual every Saturday throughout April to June with Benjor Beach Club. Our Port Vila accommodation offers the perfect stay in Vanuatu. For more information on our Port Vila resort please visit

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