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Christmas Island is a dot in the Indian Ocean, located 2600km north-west of Perth, Western Australia. Even though it is an Australian Territory, its closest neighbour is Java, 360km away.

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Dragon Moray

Dragon Moray

Found this Dragon hiding in some coral near The Cove, Christmas Island, Australia. Canon 500D, Ikelite housing & strobes.
Photocomp August '12 - Open

Feeding Porcelain Crab

Feeding Porcelain Crab

A Porcelain Crab at The Cove, Christmas Island, Australia. Canon 500D 100mm Macro, Ikelite Housing & strobes.
Photocomp August '12 - Open

Rainbow Fish

Rainbow Fish

Found this very colourful little fish on Christmas Island on a dive at Ethel Beach, Western Australia. Canon 500D 100mm Macro, Ikelite Housing, dual Ikelite strobes (f3.5, 1/100, ISO100).
Photocomp April '12 - Open

Shark!

Shark!

Why is it when you're on a macro dive something BIG always swims past! Canon 500D Ikelite Housing, 100mm Macro lens, dual Ikelite DS161 strobes. (f9, ISO 100, 1/100).
Photocomp April '12 - Open

My Anemone

My Anemone

I love the purple of the anemone... A Pink Anemonefish at home. Taken at Ethel Beach on Christmas Island, Australia. SeaLife DC1200 Dual Strobes.
Photocomp November '11 - Open

Head on Collision

Head on Collision

Whaleshark was feeding on coral spawn and kept swimming straight at us. Had to get out of the way after this shot. Taken early morning on Christmas Island, Western Australia. Photo taken on 23/4/2011 with a Canon Ixus 70 in a Canon housing WP-DC13.
Photocomp April '11 - Open

Whaleshark Above

Whaleshark Above

A whaleshark taken at Christmas Island with Canon Ixus 70 in a Canon WP-DC13 housing.
Photocomp April '11 - Open

Hungry Whaleshark

Hungry Whaleshark

A Whaleshark at Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Western Australia with Canon Ixus 70 in Canon WP-DC13 housing.
Photocomp April '11 - Open

Whaleshark Kiss

Whaleshark Kiss

A Whaleshark at Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, Western Australia at about 7.00 am. Taken Saturday 23rd of April (My birthday) with a canon Ixus 70 in Canon Wp-DC13 Housing.
Photocomp April '11 - Open

Fishtail

Fishtail

Discovered on a night dive in Flying Fish Cove this tail was sticking out allowing me to get in close. Christmas Island, Australia. Canon s90, Inon s2000 strobe.
Photocomp February '11 - Open

Endless Forest

Endless Forest

A Pink Anemonefish, travelling through its 'forest' at Ethel Beach on Christmas Island, Australia. Canon s90, Inon s2000 strobe.
Photocomp February '11 - Open

Christmas Tree Worm

Christmas Tree Worm

A coral worm at Ethel Beach, a long wait each time for it to re-emerge. Christmas Island, Australia. Canon s90, Inon s2000 strobe.
Photocomp February '11 - Open

Daisy Coral

Daisy Coral

Shot in Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island, Australia on a night dive. These beautiful Daisy Corals were hidden underneath a rock ledge. A nice colourful surprise. Canon S90, Inon s2000 strobe.
Photocomp February '11 - Open

Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish

Shot in Fly Fishing Cove, Christmas Island, Australia on a night dive. I love the detail in the scorpion fish faces. Canon S90, Inon s2000 strobe.
Photocomp February '11 - Open

Lion Fish

Lion Fish

Taken on a late afternoon dive on Christmas Island, Australia. This Lionfish was just hovering above some coral begging to be photographed! Sealife DC1200 and strobe.
Photocomp November '10 - Open

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Seeing Red on Christmas IslandSeeing Red on Christmas Island
Most of my holidays revolve around diving, or a place where I can at least snorkel, and the colour dominating my thoughts is always blue. Christmas Islandís waters are certainly that, crystal clear and a strikingly deep cobalt blue. This time around though, a colour at the other end of the spectrum filled my every waking thought in the days leading up to my trip to the isolated island in the eastern Indian Ocean. All I could think about was RED......
The 4th Underwater Festival - 2010 The Christmas Island ExperienceThe 4th Underwater Festival - 2010 The Christmas Island Experience
The 2010 Underwater Festival was co-organised with the Christmas Island Tourism Association. Linda Cash, staff members and local volunteers put in a fantastic effort and succeeded gloriously in providing a welcoming atmosphere, great food and social events and a seamless festival for all 34 participants.
Goodbye Cocos. Hello Christmas Island!Goodbye Cocos. Hello Christmas Island!
We waved goodbye to the crew from Cocos (Keeling) Islands until our arms hurt. We were a bit sad to leave everybody behind, but also excited about what was going to come. After only an hour the plane started to descend again and we could see Christmas Island. It was very clear straight away that Christmas Island is geologically very different from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
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