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. With only two small dive operators on the island, you can experience all this without the hoards you find in most great dive destinations.
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 (normally Nov-Apr).
You should note: Flights currently only available via Australia.
Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Half-day Christmas Island tour (choice of Nature Tour, Panoramic Bird Tour or Dolly Beach Jungle Tour)
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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