The Villages' Dive Packages
The Island of Kiritimati is a three-hour flight from Hawaii. Christmas Island is the largest Pacific coral atoll, comprising an area of over 250 square miles and an outer reef of over 100 miles. The healthy and diverse coral landscape makes this an exciting dive destination. Dive packages are available at the Lodge.
Christmas Island Diving
The Villages partnered with Patrick's Diving Adventures in 2015 and opened a dive center to access this amazing dive location.
Full-service scuba diving featuring highly trained dive staff, clean, pure air fills, new scuba tanks and top quality Aqua Lung rental gear.
To enhance diver comfort, their buoyancy compensators feature integrated weight systems.
7-nights and 5-days Diving packages and 7-night and 6-day Fishing and Diving Combo packages are available.
The Villages dive staff are certified NAUI Dive Masters and know the dive sites like the back of their hands. The guides are also certified NAUI Rescue Divers and are certified to provide CPR, first aid and emergency oxygen. The dive boat carries all the necessary safety gear, including an emergency oxygen kit.
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- Christmas Island Coral Dream
Christmas Island Boats
The dive boats are large Pacific Island-style outriggers, very seaworthy and their experienced captains have excellent knowledge of local waters. They now have a 30 foot fiberglass dive boat for longer runs.
Sample Diving ItineraryAfter a hot breakfast, you’ll make a lunch of your choice from the sandwich bar and prepare for the day’s adventure. After a short orientation and dive profile, you'll depart for the dive site.
Before each dive, you’ll be briefed on the maximum depth and time limits, as well as some of the exciting points of interest at the location. The diving is comfortable, in light to medium currents. Drift diving is employed to make it comfortable and safe. None of the dives are done in strong currents. The dive boats are large Pacific Island-style outriggers, very seaworthy, with experienced captains who have excellent knowledge of the local waters. The dive team does all the heavy lifting at both entry and exit from each dive.
Christmas Island Atoll
The undersea environment is virtually untouched and descends into a magic kingdom of colorful coral gardens. The entire perimeter is one large dive site.
The reef starts in the shallows and steps down in flats to a final drop off into the deep blue ocean. Huge coral mounds, long flats, steep walls and underwater caves are covered with 80 species of hard and soft corals.
Endless fish species. Manta rays often appear out of nowhere and glide by indifferent to your presence. Shark sightings are less common and the sharks that are here are not bothersome. The occasional whale shark may be seen cruising and fiItering the nutrient rich water produced by the live reef. The population of spinner and Pacific bottlenose dolphin often accompany the boat to the different dive sites along endless miles of white sand beaches that have never seen a footprint. The water surrounding the island is unbelievably clear. Most dives have visibility of over 100 feet.
Two anglers per bungalow. Each bungalow has air-conditioning, its own private bath and shower, a small refrigerator, daily maid and laundry service ($20.00 for the week). Many of the meals are served outdoors under the thatched maneaba, “meeting place.” Basic and well-prepared meals feature fresh fish, seafood, chicken and pork dishes. On a couple nights each week, local musicians and dancers perform during and after your evening meal.
2020 USD Rates:
7-nights and 5-days diving
2 or 3 tanks
Minimum of two divers per day.
$2,990.00 per person
Single occupancy bungalow: $3,250.00
Fishing and Diving Combo:
7-nights and 6-days
Minimum of two divers per day. Minimum of two days.
$2,990.00 per person
Price is subject to change based on fuel increases and other factors.
Visit our Christmas Island Fishing Trips page.
Airport reception, ground transfers to the Lodge, bungalow accommodations, all meals at the Lodge, four bottles of water per day, and guided fishing—one angler per guide. On hosted trips, FWL supplies conventional rods and reels for bluewater trolling for tuna and wahoo. Please bring your own lures.
Packages do not include:
International airfare, the round-trip Honolulu/Christmas Island flight, the one-night hotel stay and meals in Honolulu, gratuities, fishing license (approx. $50.00), alcohol, beer $4.00 per can, Wi-Fi ($2.00 per hour or $20.00 per week), laundry services ($20.00 per week), Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel Insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. Fishing with Larry does not supply lures for trolling in the bluewater.
Dive Cancellation Policy:
If you need to cancel your trip for any reason, you’ll have to turn it in as a claim on your travel insurance policy. The Villages will not issue refunds for any reason. Divers Alert Network can offer travelers insurance as part of their coverage.
Fishing and Dive Combo:
If you bring your own equipment, you’ll add an additional $100.00 to your fishing package per day. If you use their equipment, add $150.00 per day. • Minimum of two divers per day. Minimum of two days. • Dive days must be committed to and pre-paid in advance. • You’ll need to bring personal gear: mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit • $100.00 includes tanks and weights • $150.00 includes tanks, weights, BCD (buoyancy compensator), and regulators • Two or three tank dives depending on your preference
You’ll be diving in a remote location, so it is imperative that you are physically fit to dive. All divers must be healthy and fit for scuba diving. Any obvious contradictions to diving could be determined by one of their dive masters. You’ll be required to sign a written Statement of Understanding and a Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk when you arrive at the Lodge.
Scuba divers must show certification from one of the recognized Scuba diving agencies such as NAUI, PADI, TDI-SCI, SSI, IANTD, RAID, BSAC, etc. You’ll also need to show your most recent dive history, so please bring your dive log. Depth profiles will be established based on your level of certification and experience.