Dive into the wonders of Christmas Island
Christmas Island has a fringing reef, most sites are close to the coast and can be reached within 30 minutes.
Whether you like to search for the secretive little critters or prefer to keep your eye on the blue for the bigger beasts, Christmas Island hosts a vast array of tropical fish species, nudibranchs, pelagics, turtles and sharks. With special guest stars, whalesharks and mantas, dropping by between November to April to get in on the plankton action.
Diving here is always relaxing. We favour drift diving, so you can take your time and go where the current takes you, while our team waits for you at the end point.
We get an early start so our two-dive days have you back to shore just after lunch, leaving plenty of time to explore the island.
With over 64 dive sites of stunning diversity, Christmas Island has something to suit everyone!
Whether it’s dramatic walls with large healthy fans, cave dives with ‘exit and explore’ options or a scattered wreck from WWII, the visibility is spectacular.
Flying Fish Cove
Scuba Diving Courses
Whether you are wanting to Learn to Dive, refresh or extend your diving skills we have the right course for you! We will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, safe and supportive learning environment. PADI Certification is globally recognised and at the end of the course you’ll have your scuba diving ticket and can dive anywhere in the world.
We’re proud to have produced 30 years of happy divers on Christmas Island and look forward to continuing our work for years to come! Our love for the underwater world drives who we are and what we do.
Dive Gear Rental
Gear up for your underwater adventures with our convenient, reliable scuba diving gear rental service. We offer a wide selection of high-quality equipment, including masks, fins, BCDs, regulators, dive computer and wetsuits, ensuring you have everything you need for a safe and enjoyable dive. Our gear is regularly maintained and professionally serviced to guarantee optimal performance for your underwater experience.
DAILY DIVE SCHEDULE
Departure: 8am from our main beach, Flying Fish Cove.
Return: Approx. 12:30 – 1pm.
Dives: 2 x boat dives selected on the day according to conditions/divers interest.
Surface interval: about 1.5 hrs (cruising or snorkelling).
The great thing about diving on CI is that we have access all year round. However, conditions do vary between wet and dry seasons:
Wet Season (November – April): ocean conditions occasionally rough on the Northern side of the island, but we have an alternative launch site on the East side and access to other dive sites. Can be rainy but visibility remains in the 20m. This is also the time the whalesharks and mantas visit these waters. Average water temperature 29°C.
Dry Season (May – October): ocean conditions are calm in North and West side of the Island. Good visibility. Amazing diversity and less divers. Average water temperature 27°C.
Average maximum air temperature is approximately 28°C all year round, with slightly cooler conditions during July-August. Because of surrounding ocean influence, the relative humidity does not fluctuate seasonally and remains around 80-90%. Water temperatures range from a maximum of 30°C in wet season to a chilly 25°C in the dry season. Most divers are happy with a full- length 3mm suit for much of the year, but if you feel the cold you might want a 5mm or a hood!
While we do experience some quick currents in parts of the island, most of our sites have very predictable and slow water movement. The dive master checks the current prior to briefing, on sites with changeable patterns. Generally we like to ‘go with the flow’ at Wet’n’Dry, so most sites are drift (not return) dives and the boat is waiting for us at the end point.
As Christmas Island is a remote location we prefer to err on the side of caution with conservative dive profiles and lengthy surface intervals. There is currently no decompression chamber on Christmas Island, and although we have excellent medical staff available, we recommend that all visitor’s have dive insurance. Christmas Island Wet’n’Dry Adventures are members of Diver’s Alert Network Asia Pacific (DANAP) who provide Worldwide Emergency Evacuation Coverage and more.
NB: Manager reserves the right to cancel diving if conditions affect safety of divers. Refunds and alternative activities offered.
Every diver has his or her own wish list and style of diving. We try to make your dive holiday the best experience possible. So if you would like to see a particular creature or dive site, just tell us. We always put safety first, but if conditions allow, we will do our best to oblige. The ocean, however, has her own rules so we can’t guarantee we’ll find what you’re looking for!
Larger groups can still be accommodated by splitting into morning and afternoon sessions, which can cater those in your group that would prefer to have a leisurely start and also those who want to charge forth into the dawn.
LUNCHES + SNACKS
A range of refreshments, available at any time onboard, include: Tea, Coffee, Water, Milo, Soft Drinks, Cookies, lollies and Muffins (freshly baked and famously yummy).
Lunch is provided on request. We offer tasty and nutritious food from a variety of culinary backgrounds. Please let us know if you have any special requirements and will try to accommodate them.
Transfers from your accommodation to launch site are available on request. Pick-up is generally at 7:50am. Drop-off by the latest 1:30pm. Giving you plenty of time to explore the island.
Meet Our Dedicated Team
Discover the people who make ‘Wet n Dry Adventures’ thrive and create extraordinary diving experiences for you.
Get in touch
Get in touch with ‘Wet n Dry Adventures’ to book your next extraordinary diving experience. We’d love to hear from you.
Latest News & Updates
Get the latest news, updates, and exclusive insights into our underwater adventures. Stay connected with us.