Diving

Diving the Cocos (Keeling) Islands is a year round activity. The water temperature averages 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 thermocline 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. With over 30 regularly visited sites, there is always something different to see and Cocos Dive is always discovering more dive sites!

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.

 

Blacktip reef shark cruising in the blue