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Scuba Diving & Snorkelling

Want to Scuba Dive on Christmas island?

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.

Our 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!!

Snorkelling

With the coral reefs surrounding the Island, snorkelling is a must on every visit to Christmas Island as the abundance of fish and coral to see is breathtaking, just a few metres from the shore. Popular and accessible Flying Fish Cove is great for snorkelling and swimming.

When the waters are too rough at Flying Fish Cove, head over to Ethel Beach which may offer sheltered water and an equally dazzling array of fish and corals.

 

Christmas Island Scuba Diving Operators and Agents >

Corals   Udo Van Dongen
Spinner Dolphins   Glen Cowans
GaryBell ChristmasIsland
Crinoids On Bommie   Mathieu Meur
Whaleshark   Gunter Noack
Thundercliff Cave
Whaleshark Reflection   Mathieu Meur
Whaleshark Feeding  Rob Hughes
Thundercliff Cave Entrance   Justin Gilligan
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