Cocos Dive

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Name
Dieter Gerhard
Location:
West Island, PO Box 1015,
Cocos (Keeling) Islands, WA, Australia
Contact:
08 91626515
Last Updated

2021-08-24 23:10:43

Cocos Dive

Cocos Dive offers some of the best diving available in the world with uncrowded dive sites, awesome marine life with in excess of 600 species many of which are hybrids, pristine waters with excellent visibility.

The fringing reef is a haven to a range of pelagics: Sharks, Tuna, Barracuda, Wahoo, friendly Dolphins, graceful & elegant Mantas Rays and beautiful marine creatures. Over 100 species of hard corals can be found, along with forests of gorgonian fans and texture dives of soft leather corals.

Our divers have been having up close and personal interaction with upto 30 manta rays and the dolphins have also joined in on the act.

Other creatures such as the unusual and somewhat bizarre Sponge Snail, the Yellowheaded Angelfish (Centropyge joculator) endemic to Cocos (Keeling) and Christmas Islands) are seen on most dives. Cocos has a "new" Lemonpeel Angelfish! What was thought to be the common Lemonpeel (Centropyge flavissima) has now been identified as a "new" species - the Cocopeel Angelfish (Centropyge cocosensis)

Cocos Dive is now actively involved with Project Manta assisting with photographing and identifying individual manta rays of Cocos. Currently we have over 80 known individuals and several resightings, which is very exciting.

For the non-diver, or for divers who still want to explore the incredible underwater life on their "off-gas" days, Cocos Dive now offers Sea Scooter Tours. This is a fun way to explore the shallower reef areas where a myriad of fishlife lives.

Cocos images below provided by Gerald Nowak from CR-PHOTO Email: [email protected]

Affiliation:

SSI

Training Level:

up to Advanced Open Water level

Boat Description:

Sayap Kecil. Our 6m Orca catering for up to 5 divers, enjoying two guided boat dives per day.

Putri Laut. Our 8.5m aluminium monohull. Perfect for a group of 6 - 10 divers. Arrange a group of 8 or more divers to qualify for a generous discount.

Sites Visited:

Cabbage Patch & Rose Wall, for fantastic hard corals. Aquarium & Fan Walls for always popular gorgonian fans. Winter Wall & Cologne Gardens provide rich coral gardens with abundant hard and soft corals. North Point, Two Trees, to see our schooling unicorn and parrot fish. Manta Beach, Two Ridges, Cable Bommie, Lion Cave, & Two Caves to swim with our resident dugong Kat and his friendly manta playmates. The Rock, Prison Gardens, Garden of Eden, Spanish Eyes, and Lane Cove for big fish activity. Coconut Gun Point for diverse coral gardens of hard and soft. Ski Run; very popular for amazing ecosystems on individual bombies. Macro heaven.

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Articles

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Diving in Paradise is a sport I am lucky to do most weeks and in many cases, daily. Paradise is a tiny horseshoe shaped coral atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean. For those who haven't a clue where I'm talking about - take out your atlas, draw a horizontal line out from Darwin ...
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Name
Dieter Gerhard
Location:
West Island, PO Box 1015,
Cocos (Keeling) Islands, WA, Australia
Contact:
08 91626515
Last Updated

2021-08-24 23:10:43

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