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Made up of a combination of 27 small islands, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands consist of a ‘U’ shaped coral atoll. The nearest neighbour is Christmas Island, 900 kilometres away to the east.

Located 2,700 kilometres north west of Perth, Australia, in the Indian Ocean, there are only two inhabited islands. All accommodation properties, shops and the airport are 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.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: white-tip reef shark, green turtle, dugong, black-tip reef shark, barracuda

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itinerary:

Christmas & Cocos (Keeling) Islands Diving Experience

Dive or snorkel the isolated Cocos (Keeling) islands with pristine corals, sharks, manta rays and ornate angelfish, before continuing to Christmas Island, famous for its red crab migration and whale shark encounters.

  • When to go: Nov-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,975 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea