Want to Scuba dive on holiday?
Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean, 380 kilometres south of Java and 2650 kilometres north west of Perth. The nearest point on the Australian mainland is Northwest Cape, approximately 1565 kilometres to the south east. The Island has an area of 135 square kilometres.
Christmas Island boasts some of the best scuba diving trips in Australia and has some of the longest drop-offs in the world. The island rises dramatically from the edge of the Java Trench, Indian Ocean’s deepest point. This contributes to the endless kilometres of spectacular drop-off diving with most walls being only 20 metres from the shoreline.
Christmas Island scuba diving trips boast endless kilometres of spectacular wall diving, untouched corals, hundreds of species of tropical fish, dolphins, whalesharks, warm clear water, the opportunity to see magnificent marine life – what more could you expect from the ultimate scuba diving trip and experience?
Christmas Island is surrounded by a narrow tropical reef which plunges into a bottomless abyss. This makes it the perfect destination for scuba diving trips! This reef is laced with many unspoiled corals and abundant species of marine life. The northern coast in particular boasts some of the most unspoiled corals in the world such as Acropora and plate corals which play host to a wide variety of small tropical species such as surgeon fish, wrasse, butterfly fish, gobies, anemones, eels and many others which are a photographers delight.
You may also be paid a visit by one of the larger locals on your scuba diving trip. Pelagics like rainbow runner, trevally and tuna cruise along the walls and the occasional shark comes up for a curious look.
You could be graced with the presence of the majestic whaleshark. An encounter with one of these gentle giants who often visit any time between November and April is an experience on your scuba diving trip that you don’t want to miss!!
Local Dive Operators and Scuba Diving Trips
The local operators pride themselves on their personalised customer service and exceptional scuba diving trips. They strive to ensure your enjoyment and safety. They hold internationally recognised qualifications for diving and the necessary licenses to operate commercial boats. Each of the operators have permits to take passengers into the Christmas Island Marine Park on scuba diving trips and is fully insured. Medical Oxygen and First Aid Kits are carried on board the dive charter vessels.
Scuba Diving Trip Operators
(Member of the Christmas Island Tourism Association)
Christmas Island Wet’n’Dry Adventures
ExtraDivers, Christmas Island
Scuba Diving Agents
(Members of the Christmas Island Tourism Association)
Best of Travel Group
Boomerang Reisen GmbH
Australia’s Leading Dive Holiday Specialist
Broome, Kimberley & Beyond
Island Explorer Holidays
[Photo credits-featured image: By DIAC images (Christmas Island) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons – The Christmas Island red crab, Gecarcoidea natalis, is a species of terrestrial crab endemic to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.]
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