Get Out on the Water in the Cocos Keeling Islands

To explore the Shire of Cocos Keeling Islands properly, you need to get out on the water.

The crystal clear waters surrounding the Cocos Keeling Islands make them the ideal holiday destination for water lovers, whether it’s fishing, swimming, diving or surfing that you enjoy.

Safety is key when any kind of water is involved, and if you’re planning on taking a boat out, there are some important things to remember explains Shire Ranger, Razalie Zainiel. Before you set out, you should know “where the current and tides are, and where you’re going to boat,” he says.

When it comes to launching a boat, Razalie has some helpful tips.

“To launch a boat you need to park the boat close into the ramp… you require two persons to guide the boat into the water. Once you launch the boat, one person holds the line and the other person drives the buggy away.”

If you would like more information on visiting the Shire of Cocos Keeling Islands and the water-based activities you can do there, visit the Visitor Centre


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