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Dive Review of Christmas Island Wet n Dry Adventures in
Australia/Christmas Island

Christmas Island Wet n Dry Adventures : "Worth the wait", Apr, 2018,

by Christhol Swanson, NT, AU (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 10421.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We made the booking via Dieter at Cocos Dive and planned on a March trip. When making the booking Dieter advised that Hama was going to be away at that time so the option was to go with Extra Divers or wait until Hama returned. We choose to wait for Hama to return and is was definitely worth the wait.
Hama was quick to gauge our level of experience and preparedness to try something different. I had never cave dived and Hama took us for a couple of mini cave dives.
The Great
The dive operation runs like clockwork with full concierge dive service. Nothing to do except for get on the boat, check, check, double check your gear and dive. Dive day generally started at 8:00am and finished by 12pm leaving the rest of the day to explore the island.
Between dives it was generally a quick snorkle with the dolphins while the tanks were changed over and the option of Lynnies freshly cooked muffins, biscuits, lollies and a cup of coffee, tea or water.
Hama and Lynny took turns in being the dive guide for the day. Lynny's dives were generally relaxed while Hama introduced us to the slightly more challenging situations.
The Accommodation
We stayed at The Sunset which has beautiful views across the Ocean. The rooms are sizable with plenty of room for all of the gear. As with all hotel rooms there is no kitchen sink and given the early start each day making breakfast was a challenge.
Getting Around
Note for Christmas Island is to make sure you have a hire car. We would take the time in the afternoons to drive around the island and explore the grotto's, blow holes and some of the walks to the waterfalls.
Christmas Island offers much more than just the diving and it was great to have the time to both dive and explore the island.
Note to self for next time. Book two weeks on the island.
Also, if you make it to Christmas Island, make sure you also do Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Websites Christmas Island Wet n Dry Adventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Australia
Closest Airport Christmas Island Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 28-29°C / 82-84°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-40 M / 82-131 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Fifty Minutes and/or Fifty Bar which ended up being more like sixty minutes and seventy bar.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Cameras were kept safe and handed to you after you entered the water. No rinse tank but you were only on board for a couple of hours.
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