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Scuba Diving in the Cocos Keeling Islands

Discover a world of underwater wonder in the Cocos Keeling Islands, where deep drop-offs, vibrant hard and soft coral gardens, and a rich array of tropical marine life await you in warm, crystal-clear waters.

With a connection to the Cocos Keeling Islands since 1989, your seasoned guide Dieter Gerhard invites you to explore an untouched realm. Here, you can witness magnificent species like barracuda, big-eye trevally, dog-tooth tuna, black tip, white tip, and grey reef sharks, and rainbow runners as they gracefully roam the ocean depths.

There are over 20 remarkable dive sites scattered throughout the lagoon. Each tour is uniquely tailored to your experience level, interests, and prevailing weather conditions to ensure a truly exceptional experience.

As the exclusive scuba diving operator on the Cocos Keeling Islands, it's essential to pre-book your dive to secure your spot. For instant confirmation, we recommend booking for a minimum of two divers, although group packages and spots for single divers can be arranged upon request.

Sea Scooter Tour

Embark on an adventure to Direction Island, where you'll gracefully glide through the crystal-clear waters surrounding protected reefs on your very own Yamaha sea scooter.

This half-day excursion promises unforgettable moments for families, groups, couples or solo travellers looking to immerse themselves in the breathtaking underwater world of the Cocos Keeling Islands.

Expect encounters with a wide variety of marine life, from tropical fish and intricate coral formations to friendly turtles. If you're lucky, you might even spot majestic mantas and playful dolphins.

Your sea scooter adventure includes a half-day tour featuring a scenic boat trip across the lagoon, guided snorkelling at the world-renowned rip at Direction Island and a comprehensive tutorial for a thrilling
aquatic experience.

This tour is suitable for children aged 12 years and older, as well as those comfortable with snorkelling using a mask and fins, and are ready to explore some deeper reefs.

Try Scuba Diving at Direction Island

New to scuba diving? Learn how to explore the ocean's hidden mysteries with our SSI certified program.

Tailored for complete beginners, this fun, safe course is held in the warm crystal-clear waters of the Cocos Keeling Islands lagoon.

Cancellation and Booking Policies at Cocos Dive:

1. Weather-Related Cancellations:
Cocos Dive reserves the right to cancel booked tours in the event of adverse weather conditions. If a tour is canceled due to weather, it will be rescheduled. Refunds, if applicable, will be made at the discretion of Cocos Dive.

2. Diver Requirements:
All divers are required to provide proof of diving qualification and sign a waiver declaration. Safe diving practices must be adhered to, and all diving instructions and briefings provided by the boat crew and dive supervisor must be followed.

3. Deposits:
- For single-day diving or sea scooter experiences, full payment is required at the time of booking.
- When booking multiple days directly with Cocos Dive, a $100 deposit is due within 48 hours of booking confirmation. Please note that deposits, once paid, are non-refundable and may be utilized as a cancellation administration fee if applicable.
- For tour packages booked directly with Cocos Dive, including multiple days, the full balance is due 30 days before your arrival.

4. Cancellation Policy:
- If your booking is canceled or significantly modified more than 30 days before your scheduled arrival, we reserve the right to charge an administration fee equal to the deposit paid, not exceeding $100 per person.
- Due to the remote location and the challenges of securing replacement bookings, cancellations made within 30 days of arrival will result in a 100% loss of the booking cost. We strongly recommend travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances. Clients who opt not to purchase travel insurance agree to self-insure and assume the financial risk in the event of weather-related flight delays or personal issues that result in a change of plans.

5. Hardship Provisions:
In exceptional cases, cash refund requests will be considered, subject to the operator's discretion. An administration fee will apply to such requests.

At Cocos Dive, we aim to provide a safe and enjoyable diving experience, and we appreciate your understanding of these policies to ensure a smooth and memorable adventure in this unique destination.

It is rare, in this day and age, to come upon a place so delightful in both looks and temperament that, on the very first sighting, one’s jaw does genuinely drop.

Georgia Rickard Australian Traveller

If going with the flow is how you roll, you will love the Cocos Keeling Islands. They have a small – very small – country town vibe. Your activities revolve around the exquisite lagoon whether they be snorkelling, diving, fishing, parasailing, or just relaxing under a coconut palm reading a book while inhaling the frangipani infused air

Steve Klein Curious Campers

Scuba diving at Cocos Keeling islands is nothing short of spectacular. Fabulous visibility, pristine coral reefs, abundant marine life and all the trappings of a tropical paradise without the flashy resorts. Yes, it is isolated and it takes some effort to get there, but this is more than offset by the quality of the diving, the friendly locals and the very laid back and relaxing ambience of the entire place. It is quirky, fun and a great place for a holiday. We will return and soon

Phillip Tubb Melbourne

Don’t miss this place. My wife and I recently spent a fantastic week on Cocos Keeling Islands. We took the opportunity to take the twice weekly ferry service from West Island to Direction Island... we loved it so much we came back for a second time.

Mike G Joondalup

Home Island is definitely quieter than West Island with religion a big part of daily life but the locals were so friendly and welcoming. It was so nice to be able to swim straight off the shore in amazing turquoise water while we cooked BBQs at sunset. Highly recommended!

Pete