Cocos Dive

Tomato grouper resting on a rockDiving the Cocos (Keeling) Islands is a year round activity where the average water temperature is between 26°C during the cooler months of July through to October and 29°C during the warmer months of December through to May. Occasionally, a colder thermacline may drop the water temperature down to a “chilly” 25°C!

Visibility on most dive sites averages 20-30 metres. Some sites where the lagoon flushes out into the Indian Ocean may cause the visibility to drop to 15 metres. Most of the dive sites are suitable to any level of experience.

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands have steep drop-offs that allows those divers who are qualified and/or suitably experienced to venture deeper than the less experienced diver. Having the luxury of multi-level diving ensures everyone is able to enjoy the same site and similar experiences with the marine creatures.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands is also a wonderful destination for the photographer. The waters surrounding the atoll teem with spectacular marine life, sharks, turtles, pelagics, unusual hybrids, macro creatures, pristine coral gardens and beautiful mammals.

Highlights diving on Cocos are seeing Kat, the lone dugong, who loves hanging from the anchor line to “floss” his tusks and scratch his back and also the stealth bombers of the ocean; the majestic Manta ray.  Cocos is home to many resident Manta alfredi or the reef manta; a smaller cousin to the giant pelagic, Manta birostris.

Visit Cocos and  experience a dive holiday of a lifetime!

 

 

Pink anemonefish hiding in sea anemone

Resident reef manta of the Cocos Islands