big shallow lagoon of South Cocos (Keeling) is bordered by various
low palm covered islands. On Home Island lives the Malay community,
consisting of about 400 people. The Austalian community (150 people)
live on West Island. A ferry service runs between the 2 islands
a couple of times every day. Cruisers hang out in the sheltered
anchorage at moon-shaped Direction Island in the Northeast.
colors of the water over the different depths in the lagoon are