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Christmas Island - Dive A Natural Wonder
 

Overview

Christmas Island is often compared to the Galapagos because of its isolation - Place where you can experience amazing wall dives, dolphins, whale sharks and a variety of shark species. The island also displays a curious amalgam of cultures, history and industry, emerging as a place where all these elements create a truly unusual travel experience.

Day 1: Departure from Europe² via Istanbul to Singapore
Day 2: Afternoon arrival in Singapore. Overnight in Jakarta.
Day 3: Flight to Christmas Island. Afternoon arrival
Day 4-9: Scuba diving ( 2 dives a day included )
Day 10: Departure from Chrismas Island via Jakarta back to Europe
Day 11: Arrival in Europe²

This trip can be combined with any of the dive packages run by us in Indonesia such as Lembeh & Sulawesi, Maratua Atoll, Komodo, Raja Ampath or Bali. Ask us about prices for the extension of your trip.

Itinerary

Christmas Island rises dramatically up from the tropical depths of the Indian Ocean. The name itself is a magnet for many and one of the "must go destinations"
Christmas Island is 2600km northwest of Perth and only 360km of the coast of Java, Indonesia.
63% of the island is dedicated to National Park and has a number of species found only on this outpost. What awaits below the surface is arguably one of the best kept secrets in the world, with pristine coral wall dives and perfect visibility this is an experience worth every penny.

Day 1: Departure from Europe²
This package is based on traveling with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul to Jakarta.

Day 2: Arrival Jakarta
We have chosen to add an extra night in Jakarta since the route to Christmas Island only goes one time per week. You arrive in Jakarta in the afternoon and an overnight stay at one of the airport hotels (transfer not included). Overnight at 3 *** Hotel Jakarta.

Day 3: Fly Jakarta to Christmas Island (B)
Departure from Jakarta to Christmas Island with Garuda Indonesia at noon. The flight takes about 2 hours and you will be greeted by our representative upon arrival and taken to your selected hotel for the week. Check in at the diving center and the rest of the day free to familiarize yourself with the Fly Fishing Cove, Christmas Islands small town. Accommodation Sunset Inn

Day 4-9: Diving Christmas Island
2 dives daily are included, but you can also add more dives locally if you want more out of your stay (this is paid locally, see important information for prices). Accommodation Sunset Inn

    Christmas Island boasts endless kilometers of spectacular wall diving and a unique and varied ecosystem. Christmas Island is actually the top of a volcano that rises nearly 3000m up from the depths and is surrounded by a reef that many places just located 20m from shore. The most impressive of this destination is the seemingly endless visibility that you can experience by staring into the depths on the edge of the reef. Christmas Island attracts a number of marine large predatory fish like barracuda, tuna and whole seven shark species can be observed in the waters around Christmas Island.

    Whale Shark & ??Mantas
    From November till late April there are great opportunities to experience the whale sharks and manta and during this period it is not uncommon to see several of these ocean giants together.

    Other classic dive sites:
    Thunder Cliff Cave - one of e dives on Christmas Island. The cave is formidable and impressive and you could easily accommodate three double-decker buses in the cave. There are air pockets inside the cave and it is actually possible to explore parts of the cave on foot.
    Pig Rock - one of the dive sites located farthest away but it is well worth the journey ( about 45 minutes) boat trip out here. Pig Rock is located in the northwestern part of Christmas Island and the wall here runs from about 10m down to 80m and is a place that attracts a plethora of predatory fish and is an excellent place to just lie quietly watching life around you.
    White West Beach - is one of the few white sand beaches on Christmas Island and is a photographer's perfect location and great for macro diving.


Day 10: Departure from Christmas Island
Departure back to Europe via Jakarta in the afternoon with Garuda Indonesia & Turkish Airlines

Day 11: Arrival Europe²
Back in Istanbul and flight to one of the Turkish Airlines gateways in Europe²

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Important information

Package includes:
  • Flights Europe² - Jakarta - Europe² with Turkish Airlines
  • Flights Jakarta - Christmas Island - Jakarta with Garuda Indonesia
  • All airport taxes
  • 30 kg baggage on flights with Turkish Airlines
  • 2 pieces of baggage on flights with Garuda Indonesia
  • 1 night accomodation in Japkarta airport hotel 3*** ( with Breakfast )
  • Christmas Island arrival and departure transfers
  • 7 nights The Sunset Inn, Christmas Island
    Room type: Ocean View
    Meals - not included
  • Dive Package:  5 days of diving, total 10 dives, AIR, belt and weights included
  • Visa for Australia

Not included:

  • Tips
  • Travel, cancellation, diving indsurance
  • Visa for Indonesia ( Available on arrival )
  • Transfers in Jakarta
  • Nitrox (available for 8 AUD/per dive )

Other information:
Price:
per person based on shared twin / double room accomodation in low season. DIVEPlanet provides regular departures and the price depends on the airline fare availability, seasonality of the hotels used in the package and then therefore can vary. All offers are given without any obligation to purchase. Stopover on commute is possible and can be combined with any other destination in the region.
Skandinavia² means departure from all Turkish Airlines gateways in Scandinavia (also possible to add flights to the gateway with any carrier operating - supbejct to availabilty and additional charges if any)
Water temperature: Nov - Mar +/- 28ºC / Apr - Oct +/- 26ºC
Best time to travel to this destination: The best thing about Christmas Island is that you can dive here all year round, but there are two different seasons!
he wet season (November to March) a but rougher sea conditions on the northern side of the island, but there are alternative dive sites in the eastern part.
Obviously you will experience some rain but there are great opportunities to see whale sharks and mantas.
The dry season (April to October) offers stunning visibility.
Visibility: +/- 20m during the wet season, while in the dry season can be over  40m
Currents: There can be strong currents at some point, but most of the common dive sites are sheltered or do not have current at all.
Best for: whale sharks, whales and dolphins, 7 kinds of sharks, turtles, rays (manta & mobula), predatory fish (tuna, barracuda), macro diving (nudis), crabs, caves, moray eels and various species of shrimp, corals, wall dives
Not so good for: Wreck diving

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Prices and departures

We will get back to you with an offer for the requested dive package within 48 hrs. All offers are non-binding and are usually valid for 7 days. We would like to remind you that prices might change depending on currency exchange rates before any dive package is paid in full.

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