Christmas Island is a tiny island in the vast Indian Ocean, an outpost of Australia on the fringes of Asia, famous for wildlife encounters both topside and underwater.
Christmas Island offers a unique diving experience. Explore the surrounding water and marvel at the myriad of tropical fish that swim by in only metres of water, while a short distance away, divers can cruise the drop-off, which plunges dramatically into the abyss.
Each year at the beginning of the wet season (Oct-Nov) an estimated 43 million red crabs begin a spectacular migration from the forest to the coast to breed and release their eggs into the sea, with baby crabs returning approximately one month later. It is no coincidence that the spawning of the red crab population coincides with the arrival of the whale sharks (Nov-Apr).
We invite you to discover Christmas Island and all its natural wonders.
Day1: Depart UK
Day2: Overnight stay
Depending on your chosen airline and flight schedule you may require an overnight stay on your outbound journey in Jakarta or similar. Check in to your chosen hotel for an overnight stay.
Day3: Fly to Christmas Island
This morning transfer back to the airport for your special charter flight to Christmas Island. On arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation for a week long stay. We recommend the Sunset, but others are available.
The Sunset is a small waterfront property located in the heart of the settlement and short walk away to local shops and restaurants. There are three categories of room, all of which are modestly furnished with essential amenities. Facilities include a swimming pool and WiFi internet access is available. Guests are welcome to use the communal kitchen and laundry facilities at the VQ3 lodge over the road. The dive centre is a five minute stroll away.
Days4-8: Dive and discover Christmas Island
Your dive package begins this morning. Enjoy five days/ten dives with Extra Divers. The dive centre is a short stroll away. The majority of diving activities take place in the morning and with a maximum of 16 divers on any trip, you'll have the ocean to yourselves. Expect excellent visibility and a vast range of marine life from critters to manta rays and whale sharks in season. Nitrox is available (local charge).
Day9: Depart Christmas Island
Spend your last morning at leisure relaxing in resort or explore the island further by foot or car. This afternoon you will be transferred back to the airport for your flight back to Jakarta. Depending on your chosen airline and flight schedule you will require time in transit or even a further night stay. Continue back to the UK.
Day10: Arrive UK
You should note: Beyond Christmas Island. It's possible to twin-centre this incredible destination with other world-class diving locations in Indonesia throughout the year. Ask our Dive team to inspire you!
Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 10 daysfrom £2,145 pp
When to go: Nov-Apr: Best time for whale shark encounters
Included in the price/package:
Flights from the UK
1 night in transit (outbound only)
7 nights accommodation (RO)
10 dives with tanks & weights
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