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Obtain pleasure diving permit
(last modified: 12/11/2019)

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources Development (MFMRD) - KIRITIMATI BRANCH

London , Kiritimati

Unit in charge

Kiritimati Fisheries Sub Division

Mon: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:15
Tue: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:15
Wed: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:15
Thu: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:15
Fri: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:15
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Expected results

Certificate of Pleasure Diving Permit Certificate of Pleasure Diving Permit

Cost:

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  • AUD Add Name Here

Time frame

Attention at counter: max   5mn

Legal justification

Additional information

The holder of this permit is authorized to do pleasure diving on Christmas Island outside of those areas designated by the Kiribati Government as conservation, Wildlife or Fisheries Research and or Development Zone. The Lands Department a branch division under the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development in London Kiritimatii Island have such information. A permit holder is responsible for acquiring this information at this concerned office. The holder of this permit is permitted from carrying out any of the following whilst pleasure diving on Kiritimati Island: 1) Stunning, poisoning, killing, damaging and collecting of live or dead marine animals and/or plants (invertebrates, corals, fishes, molluscs, algae, etc) including sea birds. 2) Any form of fishing activity including the use of any type of fishing gear not necessarily used for diving. 3) Pleasure fishing activity unless issued with a proper Pleasure Fishing permit (see conditions for a visitors Pleasure Fishing Permit. 4) Engage in a private or commercial activity which requires diving in the lagoon and/or ocean. 5) Use of any toxic substance, oil or oily mixtures and/or disposal of any garbage/plastic harmful to the marine environment. The holder of this Pleasure diving permit does not entitle him/her to catch, whilst pleasure diving, any marine animal/plant for personal use or consumption unless authorised by the Chief Fisheries Officer. This permit is not transferable and is issued only to a visitor who wishes to engage in any form of diving (scuba or skin) upon payment of a prescribed fee at a cost which may change from time to time with or without notice. The permit should be produced on demand to an authorised Fisheries Officer who may conduct periodic inspection and monitoring on the island. A visitor found to be diving without a permit or should the holder of this permit breach its conditions, will be liable to a fine of A$1000. The permit may also be confiscated if the particulars of identity of the holder are inconsistent with those contained in his/her passport.

Complaints: Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources Development (MFMRD) - KIRITIMATI BRANCH

Entity in charge

Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources Development (MFMRD) - KIRITIMATI BRANCH

London , Kiritimati

Unit in charge

Kiritimati Fisheries Sub Division

Mon: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:15
Tue: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:15
Wed: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:15
Thu: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:15
Fri: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:15
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Mr. Taratau Kirata

Senior Fisheries Officer
Tel: 686 75381228 / 696 75381238
Email: taratauk@fisheries.gov.ki, taratauk@mfmrd.gov.ki
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