Dive Christmas Island
7 night packages from AUD$2670 per person
Validity : 1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023
Experience diving the spectacular hard coral reefs and stunning ‘drop offs’ of Christmas Island – a marine habitat just waiting for you to discover. Friendly fish, an abundance of coral and the possibility of an encounter with a whale shark. Explore the wonders Christmas Island has to offer!
Christmas Island is an oceanic island, the tip of a long-extinct volcano, sticking out 300m from the ocean. 80km of coastline supports a fringing reef, most of which is around 20-25m depth, with views to some amazing drop-offs, hosting gorgonian fan corals, sea caves to explore and a myriad of fish life. This underwater terrain means we can host divers of varying experience and skills.
With rarely any current, the visibility is usually between 25-50m.
Diving in the Dry Season – April – October
Diving is usually conducted on the North Western coastline. This is protected for most of the year and the coral gardens are well established. This coastline also boasts caves, gorgonian fan corals, steep drop offs and pretty coral gardens.
Diving in the Wet Season – November – March.
Diving, weather permitting, is still conducted on the North West coastline. When the ocean is too rough to launch from Flying Fish Cove, the operators use the boat ramp at Ethel Beach. This side of the island doesn’t have the extensive coral gardens, but there is plenty of wildlife still to see.
Whale sharks frequent the island generally between November – March, though they are most likely viewed on the NW side of the island. Some seasons are better than others for whale shark activity.
Flying Fish Cove is spectacular for shore diving. No substandard ‘house’ reef here – just more of our amazing coral gardens, drop offs and the occasional friendly dragon moray, turtle and bump-head parrotfish.
Dive spots to tick off your list:
- Million Dollar Bombie
- Eisvold Wreck
- Flying Fish Cove
- Boat Cave
- Thundercliff Cave
- West White Beach
- Northwest Point
- Submarine Rock
- The Morgue
- Chicken Farm
We use both dive operators on Christmas Island – Wet N Dry Adventures & Extra Divers Christmas Island.
If bringing your own dive gear, we recommend booking an extra 23kg pc of baggage at the time of booking your package. The cost of this for the return journey is $150.
Gear hire is available on the island – prices available on application.
Diving transfers are included in your dive package.
Christmas & Cocos (Keeling) Islands are fantastic dive destinations for your small group tour or club. Contact our diving specialist Sue for recommendations and to plan your trip.
Our Recommendation: Book a minimum 4 days diving to get the most out of your trip. We still highly recommend you hire a car during your stay. The dive boats generally return around 1pm giving you time to grab lunch and in 10-15 mins you are out in the jungle exploring waterfalls, hidden beaches and our exciting blowholes. Afternoon tours start at 2pm so you can still get back from diving in time to head out with an experienced guide.
This package includes:
- Return flights from Perth with Virgin Australia to Christmas Island
- Applicable taxes
- 7 nights on Christmas Island at VQ3 Lodge in a standard room*
- 7 days car hire
- 4 days double-boat diving including, tanks, weights, refreshments & lunch
- Transfers from hotel to dive departure point on diving days.
Non-diver price starts at AUD$1870 per person.
*Based on 2 people sharing a room
Room & Property upgraded pricing is available. Please let us tailor your experience to Australia’s Indian Ocean islands.
Extra gear can be hired on the island and is payable directly to the operator.
*Subject to availability. Prices & itinerary subject to change at any time.
Each dive operator has a different set of terms & conditions. We will update you at the time of booking as to the specifics of their booking terms & conditions.
- A hire car is essential on Christmas Island as there is no public transport available.
- Only Telstra mobiles will work on Christmas Island. On Cocos mainland mobiles will not operate as it is a private network.
- Call into the Visitors Centre to find out about any special events during your stay and gain some local knowledge on the Islands.
- Car and scooter (Cocos only) hire are a good way to explore the Islands it is best to pre book to avoid disappointment.
- Please note that during the Red Crab migration on Christmas Island that the advertised tour itineraries may be disrupted due to road closures.
- Personal EPIRB’s are available from the Christmas Island Police Station if visitors want an extra level of safety whilst visiting our remote locations.
- If bringing food from the mainland it must be packed according to regulations and a purchase receipt for the food must be carried with you.
- Non Australian citizens must travel to the Islands using a passport.
- Australian residents are covered under the Medicare system.
- Travel insurance is highly recommended.
- All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars and are subject to change.