Dive Site: West White Beach Cave Christmas Island WA

Diver silhouetted at west white beach cave diving christmas island

Site Overview

Site Type: Reef and Wall; occasional mega fauna
Depth: Top: 9MMedian: 15MBottom: 28M
Location: Just off West White Beach

Description

West White Beach Cave is technically a cavern with two large entrances separated by a column in one corner. There is lots of space inside – no claustrophobia – guaranteed. Lots of colour on the walls and a great reef at 12-18m outside. Great for those ‘Silhouetted against the Blue’ opportunities.

Great Silhouette opportunities diving West White Beach at Christmas Island in Australias Indian Ocean by Diveplanit

Here is a short video of two of the Christmas Island caves: West White Beach and Thundercliff.

The cave also has a pillar separating the two openings and looks interesting if only from that perspective.

Great Silhouette opportunities diving West White Beach at Christmas Island in Australias Indian Ocean by Diveplanit

There is some very interesting stuff on the roof of the cave which is all submerged – (this is a dive – not a snorkel!) – amazing colour and life.

Walls teeming with colourful life diving West White Beach at Christmas Island in Australias Indian Ocean by Diveplanit

Obviously you need to take a torch and you’ll get really annoyed if it packs up like my light did. (Redundancy, redundancy,… and redundancy.)
Take a right out of the cave and enjoy a colourful, lively reef at 12 to 18 m.

The Reef outside diving West White Beach at Christmas Island in Australias Indian Ocean by Diveplanit

There is no need to go deeper on this one so it makes a great second dive.

Its not just the cave diving West White Beach at Christmas Island in Australias Indian Ocean by Diveplanit