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Taiwan's Best Diving

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$550.00USD For Groups With 9

  

Taiwan's Best Scuba Diving


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Orchid is a 45km squared volcanic island located off the southeastern coast of Taiwan. It is home to the Yami people who migrated there about 800 years ago. The Japanese declared it an ethnological research area off-limits to the public. The Chinese took over in 1945 and lifted the restriction in 1967. Due to this, the people’s culture has been widely preserved. The island was named after the Phalaenopsis orchids; which grow there. It is a mountainous island with sharp peaks dominating its backdrop. It is accessible by ferry from Taitung or Kenting. The only airline to fly there is Daily Air from Taitung.

Scuba Dive Orchid Island, Taiwan

Orchid is a semi-tropical island. This means the water temperature goes up as high as 30 degrees with bright blue skies in the spring, summer and early fall. This makes scuba diving on Orchid extremely comfortable. If you wear a 3mm wetsuit, you won’t have to worry about getting cold. The perfect weather above the surface also creates fantastic visibility below the surface. You can expect to see as far as 25-30 meters (80-100 feet) on an ideal day.

Scuba Dive Orchid Island, TaiwanLion Fish Orchid Island, TaiwanKorean Shipwreck Orchid Island, TaiwanClown Fish Orchid Island, TaiwanScuba Dive Orchid Island, TaiwanOrchid is a sensational place to do the Advanced Open Water Scuba Course, take a Specialty Course or just plain fun dive. There is a wide assortment of dive choices. There are vertical walls teeming with life, narrow passages of coral caverns, an underwater passage you can swim through, a massive shipwreck broken into 3 pieces; which is also a deep dive, you can swim between pointy pinnacles with coral gardens at its base, relax and drift with the current as you observe life passing you by or practice your photography or videography skills as you absorb your surroundings.

Scuba Dive Orchid Island, TaiwanThe marine life of this region is very diverse. The fish population is growing and the coral diversity is marvelous. The small coral fish population is very abundant. There is one special dive where it’s possible to see a big colony of anemone fish (nemo) living closely together. I have never seen so many of them together before. You have the opportunity to see green turtles, bump head parrotfish, milkfish, tuna, mantis shrimp and octopus. You will most likely see schooling fusiliers, sea snakes, many varieties of nudibranchs, tunicates and porcelain crabs.

Hammerhead Sharks Mating Orchid Island, TaiwanMost people believe it’s better to go to Orchid during the spring, summer or autumn. The truth is winter is just as good if not, better. Although the water temperature may be colder, there’s also less plankton in the water, making the visibility impeccable. Little Orchid Island just south of the main island is known to have schools of hammerhead sharks to come during their mating season. During this time, they are docile and pay no attention to scuba divers. We can offer dive trips to see these majestic animals if there is a sufficient amount of people interested.

 


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PADI Open Water Scuba Course

You will development the necessary knowledge to understand the basic principles of scuba diving. Have confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills before going out to the open ocean. There will be 4 open water dives to review your skills and explore the underwater world! Upon completing this course, you will be able to go diving with the company of an experienced guide up to a maximum of 18 meters.


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PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Course

In this course you will learn the basics of underwater navigation. Do a deep water dive typically anywhere from 18-30 meters/60-100 feet. Plus, the option to do 3 other specialty dives depending on location and conditions. Upon completing this course, you will be able to do advanced dives and go diving with just your buddy up to a maximum of 40 meters.


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PADI Rescue Diver Course

In this course you will learn self rescue, recognizing and managing stress in other divers, emergency management and equipment, rescuing panicked divers, and how to rescue unresponsive divers. This course is the first step to becoming a professional diver. It gives you the necessary skills essential to assisting someone in emergency situations in and out of the water. You will receive the Emergency First Response certificate, which is valid for two years.


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PADI Divemaster Course

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and indepenent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that strectch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training.


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Fun Dives & Dive Trips

Join us on one of our fun dives to Long Dong Bay to find the unique creatures indigenous to this area. Such as the flying gurnard, and mini cuttlefish. Otherwise, take a trip with us to the sub-tropical south and see what many treasures awaits you!

Fees

A down payment of $100.00USD to confirm your booking is needed. Plan your two day dive trip for as cheap as $550.00USD. The price will depend on your group size, how many nights, and how many dives you want to do.

Notice

This tour includes transportation, shared rooms, meals on Orchid, 4 boat dives, 1 shore dive and 1 optional night dive (costs extra). Night lights will NOT be provided. They must be purchased ahead of time. You have the option not to participate in the night dive.

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