About Cocos Dive

About Us

Cocos Dive is a family operated business – your hosts, Dieter Gerhard and Karen Willshaw, extend a warm welcome to guests visiting Cocos (Keeling) Islands for diving and also to their non-diving partners and friends.

Cocos Dive has been operating under the same management since January 1993. In January 2000 Dieter and Karen assumed the day-to-day running of Cocos Dive and now personally ensure the service and diving you receive is second to none. It is their aim to provide you with the type of diving you enjoy whether it be big fish, nudibranchs or marvelling over the wonderful corals gardens that surround this amazing atoll. After all, it is YOUR holiday!

Dieter and Karen’s love of diving shows through their knowledge of the various dive sites visited, the meticulous care of the environment and the behaviour of the many marine creatures who have made Cocos (Keeling) Islands their home.

Dieter learnt to dive on Cocos when he first moved to Cocos in 1990. Dieter soon realised the need to have an on-island diving instructor, so he commenced and completed his instructor rating with NASDS. Dieter now teaches under the SSI training agency as an Advanced Open Water Instructor

After moving to Cocos in late 1999, Karen was encouraged by Dieter to take up diving, a decision she has never regretted. Her greatest passion is photography and documenting the undersea and earthscape life that abound the atoll. Visit Karen’s gallery of Cocos and order her coffee table book, “Reflections of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands”.