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Diving Taiwan near the end of December

Discussion in 'Taiwan' started by dfk70, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. dfk70

    dfk70 Angel Fish

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    My wife and I are planning to visit Taiwan near the end of December this year. :banana:

    We'll be staying in Taipei. My wife is fairly new to diving and I just recently got my AOW certification. Are there any dive sites that would be good during that time of year that wouldn't be too difficult?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Makhno

    Makhno Divemaster

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    I haven't dived the north coast yet but from what I hear, it's not really a good option in the winter. Get over to Green Island if you can, because it has the best diving I've done in Taiwan. Orchid Island (Lanyu) also has good diving but it's noticeably overfished compared to Green Island. Kenting at the far southern tip of Taiwan's main island has some OK diving, and so does Xiao Liuchiu (about the same as Kenting in terms of quality), but you'd be best off at Green Island in my opinion. Water temperatures will be about 23 or 24 degrees C at that time.
     
  3. Wantonmien

    Wantonmien Loggerhead Turtle

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    December and North coast don't mix too well, though if conditions are calm, the water will be cold, probably down around 15C ..

    I've dived in Kenting in December, and out on the islands Jan/Feb, and better to plan diving down there in December, as Makhno suggests.

    cheers
     

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