Resorts

About land-based diving on Julön

The diving on Christmas Island east of here Australia is diverse and rich in marine life. Here there are dramatic wall dives that feel bottomless and around the island it actually goes down to a depth of 4-5000 meters. Large pelagic fish are seen here all year round but also dolphins and sometimes various whales pass by in the distance. Here you will find coral gardens with hard corals in a mixed but usually very good condition. When the autumn storms tear up the swell, some corals are unfortunately broken. But in the main the corals are in very good or good condition. Some parts feel more like sandy bottoms with scattered rock and coral blocks. They give you lovely swimthroughs and there are actually also some smaller caves and even an old wreck so a bit mixed up. Land-based diving on Julön has really good diving to offer.


Good chances of seeing big fish

Sharks often pass by or can be seen out of the blue, mainly reef sharks and silky sharks. If you're lucky, you can also see hammerhead sharks, blue sharks, tiger sharks and the huge whale shark that is often seen here around the crab migration. Also different species of manta rays, for example mantas and eagle rays and many turtles you will find here. The reefs are filled with a spawn of fish and invertebrates and here are four endemic species of fish. Of course, there are also various crabs below the surface, even though the ones on land are the ones that made the island famous.

Basically all diving is done from a boat and there are only a few dive operators here so it is good to be out in good time when you want to book. Some dives take place where there is quite a current and sometimes high waves so you should feel comfortable with this but otherwise the diving is not difficult. A fantastic destination with mixed diving and adventure also on land. Normally you do two dives per day here but it's actually quite nice and considering everything there is to experience on land, it's almost optimal to also be able to enjoy your holiday.