The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are made up of a combination of 27 small islands, forming a U shaped coral atoll located1,680 miles north west of Perth, Australia, in the Indian Ocean.
There are only two inhabited islands, with all accommodation properties, shops and the airport located on West Island. Step back in time as the old and the new mix in gentle quietness. Apart from a few new buildings, the islands look as they did hundreds of years ago, quiet, relaxing and beautiful. Unwind on the various secluded islands within the atoll or immerse yourself in the culture and history
Watersports enthusiasts will enjoy windsurfing and kite-surfing in the tropical waters of the lagoon with its continuous breeze. The lagoon is also home to Kat, the lone dugong, and local dolphin. Diving here is in crystal clear warm waters with visibility in excess of 25 metres and a plethora of marine life on the 30 local dive sites. A crowd free diving destination with pristine corals, sharks, manta rays, barracuda, turtles, tuna and ornate angelfish on most dives. Most visitors island hop to include a visit to Christmas Island.
- Ideal for viewing: whitetip reef shark, green turtle, dugong, blacktip reef shark, barracuda
Christmas & Cocos (Keeling) Islands Diving Experience
Most people experience the diving of the Cocos (Keeling) islands in combination with that of Christmas Island, famous for its red crab migration and whale shark encounters.
- Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
- Duration exc. international flights: 16 days