Tourism operators on Vanuatu's northern island of Espiritu Santo have welcomed an investigation into the death of a tourist while diving earlier this month.
Thirty three year old American, Laila Osunsade, had been scuba diving with a local company Aquamarine Santo off the wreck of an American troopship.
The wreck, the SS President Coolidge, is one of the star attractions of diving in Santo and the activity is the main drawcard for tourists to the island.
The chairperson of the Espiritu Santo Tourism Association, Dave Cross says Vanuatu's tourism bodies will fully support the enquiry.
"Diving on the President Coolidge is a unique experience. You're always with a dive guide. It can be deeper than what some of the training agencies recommend but the mid eighties was the last major problem we had and we have thousands of divers through here."
The chairperson of the Espiritu Santo Tourism Association, Dave Cross.