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Diving Destinations from Taiwan?

Discussion in 'Taiwan' started by Calvin Tang, May 8, 2004.

  1. Calvin Tang

    Calvin Tang Photographer

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Pacific Northwest USA
    wow, that is not cheap diving! I guess its about the same as the Big Island of Hawaii. Sounds like its good diving but I think the Philippines are more within my pricerange. I just came from Cozumel and diving was about 50-60 us / day 2 tank plus lunch.
  2. Melee

    Melee Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, Oregon
    Hi funkyspelunker,

    Greetings from another diver from the great PNW! I just got back from the Philippines, more specifically, Malapascua Island near Cebu. Not only is it fairly inexpensive, but the diving is FABULOUS. Please PM me if you need any info. I also went to Moalboal for a couple days, in case you're interested in that area.

  3. japan-diver

    japan-diver Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Okinawa, Japan
    Package pricing in Japan puts you very close to the price you are looking at.
  4. reefwreck

    reefwreck Nassau Grouper

    Why not consider Bali ? The rainy season there should be over. It is cheap, and both China Airlines and Eva Air offer direct non-stop flights from Taipei to Denpasar, Bali. The diving should not disappoint and it has quite a bit of interesting things to see top-side as well.
  5. mahjong

    mahjong Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Mountain View, CA
    I'm curious...did you ever get to do any diving in Taiwan? I've lived there for 4 years and dove all over the island (including some outer islands). I could have told where to go in Taipei to find a group that dives regularly along the north coast--cheap and better than you might expect.
  6. Yes, try Bali!

    The rainy season officially runs Oct-March, however I believe the best diving season here is Sept-Nov, and again Apr/May. Now's the time for Mola-Mola (Oceanic sunfish) too.

    Great diversity of dive sites and marinelife, lots to do topside as well.

    Have a great trip, wherever you go.
  7. Sun Tan Man

    Sun Tan Man Angel Fish

    What are the places in Taiwan to dive and the times of the years to do it? I'm in Taipei and looking to go diving in the next couple of weeks depending on the Vis. Todays vis I was told was 2M so I didn't want to waste it. But I have seen 10M Vis in Long Dong B4. Any other place alon the noth - east coast to dive that you might want to talk about?
  8. travelem

    travelem Barracuda

  9. sedition

    sedition Garibaldi

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  10. happybuddha

    happybuddha Instructor, Scuba

    I agree with travelM...I just finished a week in PG for CNY and there were quite a few people from Taiwan there. There are several quality shops there and the diving is excellent. As for water temp, I was spending 60+ mins in the water each dive in a 2mm suit and it was OK.


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