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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cocos-Keeling Rise

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cocos-Keeling Rise...

Cocos-Keeling Rise is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Cocos-Keeling Rise has low variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26°C (78.8°F) in October up to 28.8°C (83.9°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Cocos-Keeling Rise is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Cocos-Keeling Rise?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Cocos-Keeling Rise is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close to Cocos-Keeling Rise?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Cocos-Keeling Rise. A spot that might be worth checking out is Thunders, which is more than 745km (462.8miles) away from Cocos-Keeling Rise. Click here for directions and for more information on Thunders and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try The Peak, which is approximately 764.2km (474.7miles) away from Cocos-Keeling Rise. Another good surfspot is The Peak, located roughly 764.2km (474.7miles) from Cocos-Keeling Rise.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are near to Cocos-Keeling Rise. The closest decent one is Tanjung Lesung Beach, which is 801.6km (497.9miles) away from Cocos-Keeling Rise. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Ujung Genteng Beach, which is roughly 812.4km (504.6miles) away from Cocos-Keeling Rise.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Cocos-Keeling Rise?

The average water temperature at Cocos-Keeling Rise is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with only little changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Cocos-Keeling Rise. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Cocos-Keeling Rise can be particularly strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Cocos-Keeling Rise?

Fishing and diving conditions stay very constant during the year. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Cocos-Keeling Rise: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Cocos-Keeling Rise...

Do you know what the the city Nungwi in Tanzania, the geo Lund Valley , and the city Francavilla al Mare in Italy have in common with Cocos-Keeling Rise? Click on the links to find out...