Christmas Island Club Trips with optional Cocos-Keeling Island add-on
November 2022 (original trip) – FULL
December 2022 (additional ‘overflow’ trip) – CLOSED
Flights between Perth and Christmas Island are now sold out for the trip dates
November – December coincides with the legendary red crab migration season when millions of red crabs crawl out of their forest homes to visit the shore to mate and spawn. November is also the start of the whale shark season, when the migrating whale sharks start congregating around the island.
Known as the “Galapagos of the Indian Ocean”, Christmas Island is located 1500 km off the north-west of the Australian mainland and is in fact much closer to Java, Indonesia than it is to the Australian mainland. It boasts crystal clear waters, sheer drop offs close to the shore, which attracts diverse pelagic species as well as reef fish. There is also lots to see above water, which you could explore through the optional land-based tours. For more info about Christmas Island, visit here https://www.christmas.net.au/
As the flights to Christmas Island go via Cocos-Keeling Island, for those of you who wish to do a stop-over in Cocos and dive there too, you can do a combination trip of 7 nights at each island. For more info re: Cocos-Keeling Island, visit here https://www.cocoskeelingislands.com.au/about
We have taken up all 16 spaces available at Extra Divers on Christmas Island and maximum 10 spaces at Cocos-Keeling Island.
Itinerary (for combo trip)
|Thurs 17 Nov||Fly Cairns to Perth; Overnight in Perth|
|Fri 18 Nov||FRI 18 Nov 08:00 11:05 VA1913 Perth – Cocos Keeling Islands|
|Sat 19 Nov||Diving Day 1 (10 spots available)|
|Sun 20 Nov||Diving Day 2 (10 spots available)|
|Mon 21 Nov||Diving Day 3 (10 spots available)|
|Tues 22 Nov||Non-diving day|
|Wed 23 Nov||Diving Day 4 (3 spots taken, 7 available)|
|Thurs 24 Nov||Diving Day 5 (3 spots taken, 7 available)|
|OR||Fly Cairns to Perth; Overnight in Perth|
|Fri 25 Nov||FRI 25 Nov 11:50 13:55 VA1917 Cocos Keeling Islands – Christmas Island|
|Sat 26 Nov||Diving Day 1 (16 spots available)|
|Sun 27 Nov||Diving Day 2 (16 spots available)|
|Mon 28 Nov||Diving Day 3 (16 spots available)|
|Tues 29 Nov||Diving Day 4 (16 spots available)|
|Wed 30 Nov||Diving Day 5 (16 spots available)|
|Thurs 1 Dec||Non-diving day|
|Fri 2 Dec||Christmas Island – PER -> CNS|
7-nights accommodation, twin/double share basis in Cocos Castaway Deluxe Retreat or Cocos Bungalows.
Two guided multi-level boat dives per day x 5 days. Cylinder, weight belt, air fill; generous lunch usually enjoyed on Direction Island during a long surface interval; transportation from accommodation to boat ramp or jetty. (No transport required on Cocos as it is very small).
7-nights accommodation, twin/double share basis in Divers Villa, Seaspray Villa, The Sunset or Cocos Padang Lodge.
Two guided multi-level boat dives per day x 5 days. Cylinder, weight belt, air fill; 2 tanks and weights for self-guided dives in Flying Fish Cove. Includes allowance for shared car hire collect from airport, drop off at airport.