Dive Site: Manta Service Station

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Manta Service Station. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

Site Overview

Site Type: Reef - cleaning station
Depth: Top: 9MMedian: 9MBottom: 9M
Location: Cocos (Keeling) Islands Lagoon

Description

Here is a two minute video of the Service Station dive site.

This is the classic manta cleaning station dive. Located inside the lagoon, in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. There is a flat sandy bottom at about 8.9 m, with scattered reef and bommies – one of which is the Service Station. There’s a great little spot between the two parts of this reef for the perfect shot up into the manta and the light.

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Manta Service Station. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

Step 1: comes over to see if it’s free
Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Manta Service Station. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how
Step 2: settles in and waits for cleaners to arrive
Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Manta Service Station. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how
Step 3: holding steady whilst the job is done
Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Manta Service Station. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how
Step 4: OK – feeling all nice and clean now
Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Manta Service Station. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how
Step 5: See you next time

The show repeats daily – though the schedule varies.  Check with your friendly dive guide.

The large reef nearby is also very interesting and absolutely teeming with every kind of Indian Ocean fish.

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Manta Service Station. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

This checker board Wrasse for example.

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Manta Service Station. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

In particular, the larger fish – check out the parrots for scale.

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Manta Service Station. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

Large shoals of different kinds like these Gold-striped Goaties. And of course, the occasional solitary fish…

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Manta Service Station. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

… including this snub nosed dart.

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Manta Service Station. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how

Finally, after a hard day down at the Service Station … it’s time to knock off.

Best dive spot in Cocos Keeling Islands is Manta Service Station. Scuba diving holiday travel planning for Cocos Keeling Islands - where, who and how