Direction Island

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Direction Island
Port of Entry
12°05.267'S, 096°52.917'E Chart icon.png
lat=-12.087778 | lon=96.881944 | zoom=16 | y


Direction Island has the main yacht anchorage in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Mosquitoes are a real problem on Direction Island (although this tends to be seasonal); bring plenty of bug spray!

Charts

See Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Weather

See Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Passages

See Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Communication

See Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Navigation

It is advisable to follow the channel markers when moving between Direction Island and Home Island as there are numerous shallow areas and coral outcrops along the route.

Entrance

Direction Island is a port of entry for Australia. For details see Entrance: Australia.

Berthing

Holding in the anchorage is good, there is not much shelter from the SE Winds, but there is little swell in the lagoon.

There are several shelters along the edge of the beach. Two of which have large rain-water butts attached which store the roof run-off. Also, there are toilets ashore, with toilet paper provided.

Amenities

Facilities
Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage N/A. Take it with you
Supplies
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas N/A
Chandlers N/A
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet There is a WiFi router in the main shelter where you can sign up for internet online and pay by credit card
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A

Provisioning

None.

Eating out

N/A.

Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Tourism

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

List links external to the wiki such as in Wikipedia & Wikivoyage.

For Wikipedia you can use the Wikipedia template & for the Wikivoyage the Wikivoyage template.

References & Publications

See Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

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