Lonely diving spots, caves and grottos, sharks, dolphins, endemic fish, steep walls, rare birds, lonely beech trees, dense jungle, waterfalls and blowholes as well as the famous crabs await the visitor on this gem in the Indian Ocean! Christmas Island is the perfect destination for nature lovers and divers who are looking for a place without mass tourism. Diverse spots with caves, steep walls, coral gardens and good opportunities for shark encounters make Christmas Island a top address for divers. You won’t find any other diving boats here, because there is only one diving center on the island that is open all year round.
The dives around Christmas Island are a unique experience. In addition to flat coral gardens with huge table corals, there are steep drop-offs that drop several hundred meters deep. More than 200 types of coral, endemic fish and the largest of the oceans live here. Different types of sharks are usually not long in coming – especially when diving in the summer months – in addition to whitetip and gray sharks, the curious silk sharks are a real specialty at the Early Morning Dives. With a little luck, hammerhead sharks and manta rays can also be seen during the dives. Macro lovers will also get their money’s worth on the reefs around Christmas Island: ghost pipe fish, harlequin shrimp and dragon moray eels offer great photo opportunities. Another delicacy from Christmas Islands are the numerous caves and caverns.
Visibility of more than 30 meters is excellent almost all year round and it is very likely that you will encounter dolphins on the boat trips or, in the whale season, also the gigantic plankton-eaters. The water temperatures are between 24 and 28 degrees all year round.