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Dives in xiao liu qiu island or kenting

Discussion in 'Taiwan' started by jethro2222, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. jethro2222

    jethro2222 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: taiwan

    Anyone need a buddy for weekend dives in kenting. I am living in Kaohsiung, am an experienced diver and looking for someone to dive with.
  2. Makhno

    Makhno Divemaster

    Hey Jethro, welcome.

    Very few Taiwanese are active on scubaboard. And actually, the same is also true for expats living in Taiwan. Most Taiwanese divers, and most expats who dive in Taiwan, are not active on scubaboard. There are a lot of folks who dive all the time, though, so don't mistake a quiet forum here for a lack of divers.

    There is an English language Facebook group dedicated to diving in Taiwan -- I think Andy Gray started it (Andy is Ambertiger here on scubaboard) -- and some of my dive buddies are active there. I don't use Facebook, so I can't give you the details.

    If you are Taiwanese, and/or if you can speak Mandarin Chinese and/or Taiwanese: again, it's mostly discussed on FB and other social media other than scubaboard. Most divers in Taiwan are Taiwanese, of course, so mostly they discuss stuff in Taiwanese or Mandarin Chinese -- not English.

    I was in Kending last weekend diving with a bunch of friends -- some dive buddies from Taipei, some from Taichung, some from Kaohsiung, and a couple of us were from smaller cities or towns. Great diving: pygmy seahorses, cuttlefish, all sorts of nudibranchs, etc. etc. Viz was 35 meters at the boat diving sites, and 15 - 25 meters at shore diving sites.

    For a variety of reasons I won't be able to dive with you in Kending any time within the next few months. I can, however, recommend some local scuba professionals who can guide you around the Kending reefs for a modest service fee.

    PM me if you want to.

    Last edited: Apr 28, 2014
  3. bb1697

    bb1697 Angel Fish

    If you have two places to go.
    These two places each have their own characteristics.
    Enjoy your diving tourism.
  4. PhatD1ver

    PhatD1ver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Shanghai, China
    I live in China, but I'm a 'laowai' from the US and speak fluent Chinese. I actually served a Mormon mission and Kenting was one of my areas for 7 months (we lived in Hengchun).. one thing LDS missionaries can't do is go in the ocean, so I'm keen to get back to my old stomping grounds, see some friends, and log a few dives.... I'd be grateful for any contacts who might want to lead a dive, or the name of a good dive shop in Kenting.
  5. jphehe

    jphehe Nassau Grouper

    Taiwanese here, northern region. People have many active FB diving groups.

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  6. scoobydrew

    scoobydrew Master Instructor


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