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Christmas island

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8 Night Package

Departs from BNE, MEL or SYD

group Trip

From
$4,318
AUD
Dive the Indian Ocean
REF: 25948

8 Night Package

Departs from BNE, MEL or SYD

group Trip

From
$4,318
AUD
REF: 25948

8 Night Package

Departs from BNE, MEL or SYD

From
$4,318
AUD

Package Details

Dive the Indian Ocean
Rising majestically from the tropical depths of the Indian Ocean and surrounded by azure waters lies this unique island boasting some of the best scuba diving in Australia and some of the longest drop-offs in the world! Colourful coral gardens, captivating caves and caverns, and gorgeous grottos make Christmas Island a diver's paradise.
Departs June 9, 2022
Returns June 17, 2022

Inclusions

Return airfares ex Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney to Christmas Island
1 night at Country Comfort Perth + 7 nights at Christmas Island Apartments on a share basis (run of house accommodation)
7 days car rental (RAV4) shared amongst the group
10 boat dives with Extra Divers including air fill, tanks, weights and dive guide services. Group Bonus: two complimentary tanks & air fills for shore diving at The Cove (unguided) for groups of 8 or more divers.

Exclusions

  • ● Meals, drinks, petrol and other personal expenses
  • ● Scuba equipment rental and Nitrox
  • ● Travel and dive insurance
  • ● Any excess luggage fees
  • Upgrades

  • ● NON DIVER PACKAGE from $3,323 pp
  • ● EX OTHER AUSTRALIAN CITIES Please contact us for a quote
  • Proposed Itinerary

    Day 1 Depart East Coast and fly to Perth. Overnight accommodation at Country Comfort Perth.
    Day 2 Depart Perth and fly to Christmas Island. Group car rental pick-up and drive to Christmas Island Apartments for your 7 night stay.
    Day 3-7 5 days x 2 tank boat dives + bonus 2 air tanks for unguided shore dives (min. 8 divers required)
    Day 8 Day at leisure to explore the island
    Day 9 Car rental return and fly back to the Perth followed by the red-eye back to the East Coast.
    Day 10 Arrive on the East Coast early AM.

    Terms and Conditions

    Price is an indicative guide only and is subject to change based on available airfares at time of booking. Package price adjustment may also be required upon final group size and room allocations. To secure your place on this trip, please complete an online booking form and return it together with a deposit of $500 pp. An additional payment will be required for your airfares within 3 days of reservation of flights.
    Valid for travel from June 9, 2022.
    Valid for travel until June 18, 2022.
    Only available for sale until May 15, 2022.

    Subject to availability and COVID-19 conditions – please contact your Dive Adventures travel specialist.

    Destination Information

    Christmas Island

    Located 2600km off the coast of Western Australia, Christmas Island is a dog-shaped speck in the middle of the Indian Ocean. A sea cliff dominates the 80km coastline, only broken up by small sand and coral beaches with shallow bays. A narrow coral reef rings the island, with a steep drop-off 200m from the shore.

    Christmas Island is the epitome of ‘where the forest meets the sea’. The northern tip of the island is the only inhabited area, and Flying Fish Cove is the main settlement. The rest of the island is the Christmas Island National Park – a rich, lush swathe of rainforest sweeping down towards the sea. Living in this rainforest is an array of endemic species including the Christmas Island Flying Fox, Christmas Frigatebird, the critically endangered Blue Tailed Skink, and the renowned Christmas Island Red Crab.

    The Red Crab Migration is a phenomenal annual event that sees millions of red crabs leave their forest homes with the first rains of the wet season and make their way with gusto towards the ocean to mate and spawn. 

    Dive along pristine reefs supporting over 88 species of coral and 650 different kinds of fish life. From the smallest shrimp to the biggest fish in the ocean, Christmas Island has something special to offer all divers.

     

    Extra Divers Christmas Island

    Diving around Christmas Island is a unique experience. Along the coastline, you won’t find many white, sandy beaches, but instead steep, jagged limestone cliffs with dense jungles growing above. It’s these cliffs that extend downwards into the depths of the oceans making for fantastic wall dives.

    Extra Divers Christmas Island provides boat dives year-round (weather-dependent) both in the morning and afternoon. For those that love night diving, you also have the chance to go out on occasion for night dives in and around the Cove. Scuba divers depart for a two-tank dive aboard the 10.5-meter boat for up to 16 people incl. crew and guides. The dive boat is equipped with a toilet and all necessary safety standards. Snacks and drinking water are available on board.

    The generously designed Extra Divers centre is  a SSI and PADI  facility and is managed professionally by an experienced team.

    Diving on Christmas Island is still in its infancy, so there are many places left to jump in and explore. Extra Divers believes that  there are still many dive sites to explore.

    Many of the dive locations around Christmas Island are huge drop-offs, measuring hundreds of meters deep, that are speckled with gorgeous sea fans and soft corals, and hide many overhangs. Other locations around the island are gentle slopes dotted with coral bommies and massive table corals, offering perfect shelter for several small species of reef fish. Some of these reef fish are endemic to Christmas Island, such as the 11 different hybrid fish that have come about by interbreeding between similar fish who couldn’t find suitable partners.

    In the blue waters, there is always a chance to see the larger pelagic life, such as tuna, barracudas, giant trevallies and sharks. During the wet season, when the phenomenal red crab migration and spawning take place on land, the renowned whale sharks also appear along the coastal waters. On rare occasions, divers have also spotted manta rays and mola molas. Many of the dive sites, like The Cemetery, Chicken Farm, North West Point, and The Morgue, attract a couple of white-tip and grey reef sharks that are not shy around divers.

    Additionally, Christmas Island’s underwater landscape also provides astonishing overhangs, caverns and sea caves. Some dive sites, such as Thunder Cliff and Thunder Dome, are a great mix of mysterious dark caverns and gorgeous outer reefs, which makes for an exciting combination in one dive. Divers can even surface inside the dome to view stalactites hanging from the ceilings.

     

    Facilities

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    Australia – Christmas Island – Extra Divers Christmas Island
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    Australia – Christmas Island – Extra Divers Christmas Island
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    Australia – Christmas Island – Extra Divers Christmas Island
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    Australia – Christmas Island – Extra Divers Christmas Island
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