Diving Christmas Island

18 December 2020
Christmas Island is nearly 1500 miles away from its Australian parent, and is closer to Indonesia. Due to its remoteness, it is little-dived with some glorious sites.

Whaleshark

When to dive Christmas Island?

You can dive Christmas Island year-round.

The weather is tropical with high temperatures reaching 26 - 28 oC year round. The main difference is in rainfall. The rainy season is November to June with the north-west monsoon. This is the best time to see whale sharks and manta rays but on the the northern side of the island conditions are sometimes rough between November and March. In November or December you might also witness the march of the Christmas Island red crabs. From July to October the winds are from the south-east and the weather is dryer. This is the best time for calm water and excellent visibility. January to March sees the most rain. Sea temperatures range from 26 oC in September to 29 oC from February to May.

How to get to Christmas Island?

You can fly from Perth, Jakarta or Singapore.

The Diving

There is some fantastic diving. A surrounding reef reaching down hundreds of meters is one of the longest drop-offs anywhere. Not to mention the wrecks and caves. Underwater life is plentiful. As well as the visiting whale sharks and manta rays, tiger sharks, hammerheads, dolphins and whales also pass by. And the small stuff is incredible too plus there are beautiful corals.


Christmas Island Dive Centres

Wet'n'Dry Adventures

Christmas Island Wet'n'Dry Adventure
PO Box 121
Christmas Island
Indian Ocean
Australia 6798
Tel: (+ 61) 8 8 43 921 5290
Phone/Fax: (+ 61) 8 9164 8028
Mobile: 043 921 5290
E-mail: info@divingchristmas.com

Reviews: 5 Star Rating: Recommended (1)

"Hama at Wet and Dive adventures is fantastic. Safety is the first priority and if there is a whale shark in the water he would find it. He also has an uncanny knack of working out if you are nervous before you are getting worried. Fantastically priced. Very friendly. "
Bianca, 2012

Extra Divers Australia

North-eastern coast of Christmas Island
E-mail: info@extradivers.org

"We hope to welcome more scuba divers to Christmas Island- seriously the diving is fantastic! The natural environment is incredible. It’s just a must see destination! "
Extra Divers Australia, 2020

Pure Adrenalin

Aristocon
PO Box 5493
West End
Tel: 0427999333
E-mail: brett@pureadrenalin.com.au

Christmas Island Divers

Tel: (+61) 4 1975 9617
Mobile: 041 975 9617
E-mail: nicholasrduff@hotmail.com


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