Christmas Island Tek Trip
2nd – 9th October 2020
Photo credit: Christmas Island Tourism Authority
With fringing reef and incredible wall dives (many plummeting down several kilometres) – Christmas Island is a mecca for Technical Divers!
The island boasts an astonishing diversity of marine life: massive fan and plate corals line the reef, and support over 650 types of fish. For macro lovers the diving is heaven, with large numbers of nudibranchs, shrimp and other colourful critters. And for pelagic lovers – sightings of tuna, trevally, swordfish and marlin are common, along with manta rays, reef sharks, turtles and dolphins… there’s something for everyone! All of this in water temperatures of 26-29 degrees and stunningly consistent visibility, often reaching up to 50 metres(!)
Christmas Island offers more than stunning diving, and there is plenty to explore topside:
Christmas Island attracts 80,000 nesting seabirds every year, including the world’s rarest booby and frigatebird.
Red & Coconut Crabs
Go searching for the famous Christmas Island Red Crabs in the jungle, or the world’s largest crustacean – the Coconut Crab!
Rainforest and Jungle Treks
The best way to explore the spectacular rainforest, wetlands and landscapes that Christmas Island has to offer is by foot, and there is a variety of walks suitable to all fitness levels!
Food & culture
There is no shortage of freshly caught seafood (yummo!), plus a variety of delicious hawker-style Malaysian cuisine available on the Island. And in even better news: the island’s duty-free status means the drinks are highly affordable!
There are no cases of COVID-19 on Christmas Island, and quarantine/isolation is currently not required for entry into Christmas Island, nor for re-entry into Perth. You do however, have to apply for entry into both – more details can be found here.
Our 7 night trip includes:
- 10 dives (2 boat dives a day);
- 7 days car hire (based on 4 sharing each car);
- 7 nights’ accommodation (Double or twin-share, self-catered);
- Cylinders (air) and weights;
- 2 Stage cylinders (Catalina S-80’s)
The trip does not include:
- O2, Helium & Nitrox
- Additional stage cylinders
- Stage rigging/3L cylinders
- 3rd dive a day ($97 per dive)
- Rebreathers or 3L cylinders (BYO)
What does it cost?
- Deluxe Room: $1,840 pp
- Superior Room: $1,770 pp
- Standard Room: $1,700 pp
- Economy Room: $1,525 pp
- Seaspray Cottage: $1,735 pp
(First-in best dressed with accommodation options!)
The nearest recompression chamber is in Perth – 2,500km (minimum 10hr travel time) away. Therefore, you must have DAN Insurance (or equivalent) to join us on this trip.
How do I book?
Spots are limited to 9 people (+ Callum) and we’re taking bookings now.
If you’d like to be included on this trip, please give us a call on 9353 2488.
Photos provided by Christmas Island Tourism Authority:
Photos provided by Christmas Island Extra Divers