Diving Christmas Island, ex-Jakarta

Christmas IslandDive, Nature & Wildlife

Diving Christmas Island must be one the best experiences Christmas Island has to offer. Owing to its location on the edge of the Java Trench, the island drops off into the ocean depths in excess of 3,000m. With many spectacular Drop Off dive sites including Rhoda Wall, The Leap and the amazing views of Perpendicular Wall, may include such sights as lion fish, moray eels, manta rays, reef sharks, hammerheads, enormous tuna, various coral species and turtles, depending on the location, and the season.

» Christmas Island land packages can be found at 8D7N Christmas Island Free and Easy.

7 Nights
From SGD 2,618Per Person

Diving Christmas Island

Christmas Island boasts some of the best scuba diving trips in Australia and has some of the longest drop-offs in the world. The island rises dramatically from the edge of the Java Trench, Indian Ocean’s deepest point. This contributes to the endless kilometres of spectacular drop-off diving with most walls being only 20 metres from the shoreline.

Our Christmas Island scuba diving trips boast endless kilometres of spectacular wall diving, untouched corals, hundreds of species of tropical fish, dolphins, whalesharks, warm clear water, the opportunity to see magnificent marine life - what more could you expect from the ultimate scuba diving trip and experience?

Christmas Island is surrounded by a narrow tropical reef which plunges into a bottomless abyss. This makes it the perfect destination for scuba diving trips! This reef is laced with many unspoiled corals and abundant species of marine life. The northern coast, in particular, boasts some of the most unspoiled corals in the world such as Acropora and plate corals which play host to a wide variety of small tropical species such as surgeon fish, wrasse, butterfly fish, gobies, anemones, eels and many others which are a photographer's delight.

You may also be paid a visit by one of the larger locals on your scuba diving trip. Pelagics like rainbow runner, trevally and tuna cruise along the walls and the occasional shark comes up for a curious look.

You could be graced with the presence of the majestic whaleshark. An encounter with one of these gentle giants who often visit anytime between November and April is an experience on your scuba diving trip that you don't want to miss!!

Land Cost

Price per person in SGD dollars

8D7N Dive Christmas Island; 10 dives over 5 diving days

Valid from Apr 01 to Dec 31, 2018.
                    DIVER                                     NON-DIVER                
Standard Room2618319615662143
Superior Room2657327316042220
Standard Room2695335016432297
Ocean-view Room2734342716812374
Superior Ocean-view Room2772350417202451
Cocos Padang Lodge
One/Two/Three-Bedroom units are available on request
Captain's Last ResortTWNSGLTWNSGL
Self-contained Cottage2772350417202451
Standard Room2676331116232259
Superior Room2734342716812374
Business Suites2791354217392490
Price includes return airfare between Jakarta and Christmas Island and airport taxes. Airfare and airport taxes are subject to change by the airline with little or no notice until the air tickets have been issued.

Vehicle rental

Min. 03 consecutive days rental is required; max. 4 persons per vehicle

  • SGD $75 per day - 4WD


  • Return airfare (chartered flights on Garuda Indonesia aircraft) between Jakarta & Christmas Island. Flights are once a week on Saturdays only.
  • 07 nights in choice of twin-share accommodation on Christmas Island.
  • 10 guided day boat dives over 05 diving days with an experienced dive guide from Extra Divers. Please check with us for the cost of additional dives.
  • Air tanks, weight belts with weights.


  • Australia Visa; please check with us for ETA online application.
  • All meals on Christmas Island.
  • Vehicle rental ~ strongly recommended to get around the island for sightseeing, getting your meals, etc.; there is no public transportation of the island.
  • Personal expenditure such as phone calls, internet access, laundry, etc.
  • Dive equipment rental for divers.
  • Other optional tours not specifically included under "Inclusions"
  • Travel and dive insurance ~ strongly recommended.

Optional experiences

*Christmas Island Orientation Tour

Visit the township area, highlighting the history and culture, whilst giving you an orientation of the different settled areas on the island, their places of interest and also locations for shopping and eating.

  • Attractions ~ The Settlement, Poon Saan, Silver City, Drumsite, The Grotto, Tai Jin House
  • Fitness Level Basic ~ Minimal leisurely walking
  • Duration ~ 2 hours
  • Schedule ~ Generally on days flights if arriving early enough, or the following morning
  • Price
    • AUD $50 per adult,
    • AUD $30 per child, infants free

* This tour is best booked for the morning after arrival at the island.

Christmas Island Nature

Meander through pristine natural rainforest during our visit to The Dales. Freshwater springs, a RAMSAR wetland set in a unique geographical environment on the island. View close up several of our islands famous crab species. We then visit The Blowholes to witness nature’s ocean forces and onto Margaret Knoll, to view across the Eastern side of the island and glimpse many of the islands’ endemic birds in flight.

  • Attractions ~ The Dales, Hugh Dale Waterfall, Martin Point, Blow Holes, Jacks Hill
  • Fitness Level ~ Moderate (2 hours of walking)
  • Duration ~ 3½ to 4 hours
  • Schedule ~ 09.00am or 02.00pm
  • Price @AUD $95 per person
  • Min. 02 persons; single person surcharge applies

Panoramic Bird Tour

First we visit Golf Course lookout with stunning views across part of the eastern side of the island. On our eye-level experiences with many of the island's bird species, learn more about their unique biology and behaviour and why they call Christmas Island home. We then visit Lily Beach for our break, whilst watching more bird action and then on to Ethel Beach. Then it's off to the top terrace to view Abbotts Booby birds in their nesting habitat.

  • Attractions ~ The Settlement, Golf Course Lookout, Murray Road, Ethel & Lily Beaches
  • Fitness ~ Good mobility & stability required
  • Duration ~ 3½ to 4 hours
  • Schedule ~ 09.00am and 02.00pm
  • Price @AUD $95 per person
  • Min. 02 persons; single person surcharge applies

Dolly & Greta Beach Walking Tour

We venture to the lower terraces of the Eastern side of the island. A 40-minute ramble through the jungle delivers us to our white, sandy, castaway beach. We rest here for a swim and refreshments and then head back along the same track to Greta Beach. We grab a bag to remove some of the flotsam from the beach, whilst combing for unusual treasures the tide has bought in.

  • Attractions ~ Dolly Beach, Greta Beach, robber crabs, blue crabs
  • Fitness ~ Good mobility required, lengthy walking required
  • Duration ~ 4 hours
  • Schedule ~ Departures at 08.30am and 02.00pm
  • Price @AUD $95 per person
  • Min. 02 persons; single person surcharge applies

**Red Crab Spawning Tour

We rise before dawn and head down to Ethel Beach. Watch in awe as thousands of red crabs congregate along the shoreline waiting for the perfect moment to release their larvae into the ocean. Relax, enjoy the moment being amongst one of the most spectacular animal migrations on the planet. We then have a light breakfast before walking back to the car and transferring back to town.

We start at 03.30am for this tour.

  • Duration ~ 3½ hours
  • Schedule ~ 03.30 – 07.30
  • Places ~ Varies – dependent on the season
  • Fitness ~ Moderate
  • Price @AUD $95 per person
  • Min. 02 persons, max. 06 persons; single person surcharge applies

** This tour only operates on the predicted spawning dates for the red crabs. It is not possible to operate at other times.

All other tours do include opportunities to view and photograph red crabs, but possibly not whilst migrating.

Private Charter at AUD $130 per hour (minimum 03 hours)

Privately guided touring by an experienced local guide for a maximum of 04 persons.

Trip Dates

  • 8-day trip departs every Saturday from Jakarta to Christmas Island. The return flights turn around on the same day.

Flight Schedules, ex-Jakarta

Please note that flight schedules are subject to change by the airline at little or no notice.

From Oct 28, 2018

• SAT GA7000 CGK/XCH 13.00/14.20
• SAT GA7010 XCH/CGK 15.00/16.25

Please note there will be no flights for the following dates…

  • Feb 16, 2019
  • Mar 23, Mar 30, 2019
  • Apr 06, 2019
  • May 11, May 18, 2019

Checked Baggage Allowance

  • Business
    • 2 pieces checked baggage up to 30 kg per adult and child
  • Economy
    • 1 piece checked baggage up to 20 kg per adult and child
  • Cabin baggage
    • 7 kg per adult and child
  • Pre-purchase baggage - Maximum 15 kg each way
    • 5 kg one way @ AUD 30 (0 bag)
    • 10 kg one way @ AUD 60 (1 bag)
    • 15 kg one way @ AUD 90 (1 bag)
  • Additional weight available at airport check-in
    • AUD 10 per kg
  • Dive Equipment
    • Maximum 10 kg @ AUD $60 (1 bag, must be pre-booked)
  • Fishing rods
    • May be pre-purchased, and items must be contained and protected in VC cylinder with screw ends
  • Surfboards are not allowed

Other Notes

Visa on Arrival in Jakarta

  • USD $25 visa fee valid for 30 days at Jakarta Airport, valid for 61 nationalities
  • Indonesia Visa is not required for Singapore/Malaysian/Thailand/Filipino passport holders
  • All passengers must have a valid Indonesian visa for continuing to a 3rd country or a domestic route.
  • For more information on Indonesian Visa and Immigration/Customs, please visit http://www.embassyofindonesia.org

Australian Visa

  • For all visitors to Christmas Island - a valid Australian Visa is required before check-in


  • Passport must have at least 6 months validity from date of arrival in Indonesia and must contains one (1) blank page.

Passenger Service Charge

  • Indonesia airport tax of IDR200,000 (local currency only) for international travel to be paid upon check in

Booking Terms & Conditions

Land Cost

  • Land Cost is for per person, and payable in SGD dollars


  • Deposit of SGD 500 per person is required to initiate reservations
  • Deposit becomes non-refundable once the flights and accommodation are confirmed.
  • The ticketing deadline for your air tickets will be advised at this time.

Payment of airfare and airport taxes

  • The airfare together all airport taxes must be paid before the ticketing deadline.

Balance payment

  • The balance payment (Land Cost less paid Deposit and airfare/taxes) must be made at least 45 days before arrival on Christmas Island.

Tour with departure within 45 days

  • If your tour departs in less than 45 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking.

Charter Flight Penalties (after ticketing)

Cancellation of flights

  • SGD 200 per sector per person.


  • Strictly NO refund for "no shows".

Flight date amendment fee

  • SGD 75 per change per person, subject to availability of seats

Name change

  • Strictly NOT permitted

Land Cost Cancellation Fees

  • All cancellations must be made in writing to Cango Travel to info@cango.sg.
  • Cancellation fee (as a percentage of cost) will depend on when the cancellation notice is received by Cango Travel, relative to your arrival on Christmas Island


  • 50% cancellation fee if notice is received 31 to 45 days before arrival
  • 100% cancellation fee if notice is received less than 31 days before arrival

Scuba diving

  • 50% cancellation fee if notice is received 16 to 30 days before arrival
  • 100% cancellation fee if notice is received less than 16 days before arrival

Land tours

  • 100% cancellation fee if notice is received less than 16 days before arrival

Car rental

  • 100% cancellation fee if notice is received less than 16 days before arrival

Cango Travel

  • SGD 200 administrative fee per booking will be levied to facilitate all cancellations and to process the refunds.
  • This fee will be deducted from monies, accumulated from the stipulated refunds from the airline and service providers, before returning the balance to the client.
  • All bank fees incurred, and any exchange rate losses (or gains) will be charged to the client.
  • Please note that refunds can take up to six (6) months.