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Your Guide to Diving Kiribati (Christmas Island)
(Christmas Island)

All of Undercurrent's information on diving Kiribati (Christmas Island), including articles, reader reports, Chapbook sections, ...

Diving Kiribati (Christmas Island) Overview

Christmas island is roughly a threehour flight due south from Honolulu. It's the world's largest coral atoll, 45 miles long and seven to 25 miles wide, although lagoons make up nearly two-thirds of the area. It was uninhabited until the 1950s, when the British chose it for nuclear weapon development and induced a small Micronesian work force to relocate there. When the British left, poverty and debris remained. The 4,400 residents are citizens of the Republic of Kiribati. There is a dive operation on Kiriitimati, but the reefs are in trouble.

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Dive Operation Resort Name/Area Reporter Dive Date
Ikari House Review Ikari House / [N/A] Peter Deegan 2013/08
Christmas Island Divers Assoc Review
Publicly available articlesChristmas Island Divers Assoc
[same] / [N/A] Rick Sekely 2006/05
Dive Kiribati Review
Publicly available articlesDive Kiribati
Captain Cooks / [N/A] scott johnson 2005/10
Nai'a Cruises Fiji Review
Publicly available articlesNai'a Cruises Fiji
[same] / Phoenix Islands Bob & Doris Schaffer 2005/05
Nai'a Review
Publicly available articlesNai'a
[same] / Phoenix Islands Wendy McIlroy 2005/05
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Diving on Christmas, South Pacific Diving Only Eight Hours From the States, 8/99

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Eritrea, Kiribati, Sipadan . . ., why to consider Wananavu, when not to consider the Odyssey, 9/13
Kiribati, Yeah; Kri, Nay, important updates for dive travelers, 5/06

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Editor's Book Picks for Scuba Diving Kiribati (Christmas Island)
(Christmas Island)

The books below are my favorites about diving in this part of the world All books are available at a significant discount from Amazon.com; just follow the links. -- BD

Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific
by Paul Humann and Ned Deloach

Paul Humann and Ned Deloach have done it again, releasing a definitive identification guide to 1600 extraordinary reef creatures of the Tropical Pacific. with this 500+ page softbound guide, you get upwards of 2000 exceptional photos of shrimp and crabs and stars and worms and lobsters and nudibranchs and slugs and squid and bivalves . . . well, all those invertebrates that move along the reefs of this region without fining, so it seems. There are several photos of some creatures to help you identify them during different life stages, and about ten percent of the book is descriptive copy so you can tie down your identification. Even if you have no plans to go to the tropical Pacific, just to thumb through the pages, gawk at the complexity and uniqueness of these animals, and read a thumbnail sketch will give any serious diver vicarious thrills for endless hours.

Click here to order through Undercurrent and you’ll get Amazon’s best price -- and we'll get a cut of the proceeds to continue our reef-protection efforts.



Reef Fish ID Reef Fish Identification: Tropical Pacific
by Gerald Allen, Rodger Steene, Paul Humann, & Ned Deloach

At last, here's a comprehensive fish ID guide covering the reefs of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The generous 500-page text, displaying 2,500 underwater photographs of 2,000 species, identifies the myriad fishes that inhabit the warm tropical seas between Thailand and Tahiti. The concise text accompanying each species portrait includes the fish's common, scientific and family names, size, description, visually distinctive features, preferred habitat, typical behavior, depth range, and geographical distribution. This is an essential book for every diver traveling westward. 6x9 inches. Order through us, get Amazon.com's best price and a good hunk of the profit will be donated to preserve coral reefs.



Dive Sites of the Great Barrier Reef Dive Sites of the Great Barrier Reef
by Neville Coleman.

With 2900 reefs in 220,000 square miles, the enormous Great Barrier Reef has incredible dives -- and some very ordinary ones. If you're contemplating a trip, Neville Coleman's Dive Sites of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea will help you ensure you pick the best. This 176 page book, with good maps and scores of colorful photos, describes the significant sites, the topography and the critters, then rates and ranks them so you can pick the best. Don't even consider a trip to Australia without consulting this. $24.95



Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide
by Gerald R. Allen, Roger Steene.

I was trying to pack light for a change. Surely the Solomon Sea would have good identification books aboard. Not so; the only book on the boat belonged to a fellow passenger. It was one that I had not seen before, the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide, by two of the best fish guys around, Gerry Allen and Roger Steene. The problem was this fellow passenger kept it in a plastic baggie most of the trip and I had to beg to see it. Great book, good traveling size, and it covers everything from fish, shells, marine plants, mammals, corals, and invertebrates to sea birds and more. Now I've got my own, and it won't do you any good to beg me to borrow it. This is one of two books that I will not travel to the Pacific without. Good for travel to the Red Sea, East Africa, Seychelles, Mauritius, Maldives, Andaman Sea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Micronesia, Polynesia, and Hawaii, it has 1,800 color illustrations in a 6x8 1/2 paperback format with 378 pages. $39.95.



Diving Southeast Asia There's a Cockroach in My Regulator
by Undercurrent

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