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Visit these Australian outposts for an amazing underwater adventure including whale shark encounters and an immense marine biodiversity.

Distinctively unique from each other, Christmas Island is an extinct volcano with an 80 kilometre coastline rising up to 361 metres above sea level and the Cocos (Keeling) islands are made up of a combination of smaller islands, forming a coral atoll.

Start your experience in the pristine turquoise waters surrounding the Cocos (Keeling) islands. With spectacular corals and bountiful marine life, you can dive, snorkel, walk or swim your way between each isolated island or relax on the endless coconut lined, soft sandy white beaches.

Then head to Christmas Island and discover the beauty and relaxed lifestyle. Explore jungle tracks, observe the red crab migration, explore the caves and of course enjoy the spectacular diving with a chance of a whale shark encounter in season.

Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK for Perth, Australia

  2. Day 2: Arrive Perth and overnight

    Due to flight schedules you will require an overnight stay in Perth on your outbound journey.
  3. Day 3: Fly to Cocos (Keeling)

    Depart Perth for Cocos (Keeling) this morning. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation for a week long stay.
  4. Days 4-8 : Dive Cocos (Keeling)

    Enjoy five days (10 dives) diving the local sites around the island.You'll be amazed by the clarity of the water and diversity of marine life, not to mention the colours and lack of any other divers in the area.
  5. Day 10: Fly to Christmas Island

    Today you will fly to Christmas Island. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation for a week long stay.
  6. Days 11-15 : Dive Christmas Island

    Enjoy five days (10 dives) diving the local sites. Time your journey right and you'll enjoy whale shark encounters as the season coincides with the red crab migration and spawning.
  7. Day 17: Depart for Perth

    Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Perth where you'll remain in transit for an early morning flight back to the UK.
  8. Day 18: Return to the UK

    Depending on your chosen flight schedule you will depart Australia and land back in the UK on the same day.

You should note: Flights currently only available via Australia.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 18 days from £3,975 pp
  • When to go: Nov-Apr: Thursday in season
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • 15 nights accommodation
    • 20 dives, tanks and weights
    • Transfers
Featured locations:

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are made up of 27 small islands, forming a ‘U’ shaped coral atoll located 2,700 kilometres from Perth in the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a crowd free diving destination with pristine corals, sharks, manta rays, barracuda, turtles and ornate angelfish.

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

Christmas Island

Christmas Island is a tiny island in the vast Indian Ocean, an outpost of Australia on the fringes of Asia. Shallow waters with fringing reef surround the island, before plunging dramatically into the depths of the Java Trench, the Indian Ocean’s deepest point.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, christmas island red crab, common dolphin, reef manta ray
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Whale shark