Taiwan is an island in East Asia. It is southeast China, south of Japan, and north of the Philippines. It includes the Pescadores islands which are located nearby. Taiwan's old name was Formosa which means "beautiful island" in Portuguese.
Taiwan consists of steep mountains covered by tropical and subtropical vegetation.
Scuba diving has more than 40 years of history in Taiwan. The Chinese Association for Skin and Scuba Diving was established in 1967 and brings together 80-plus local clubs.
- Green Island - from January to March every year, schools of hammerhead sharks are found off the southern tip of Taiwan's Green Island.
- Kenting - Taiwan's best-known seaside resort where there are 48 dive sites, not including Seven Stars, 10 kilometers to the south, an outstanding site with an old wreck and fantastic visibility.
- Orchid Island - coral reefs, distributed around the island, attract vast schools of fish that make this a diving paradise.
- Penghu Islands - a breeding ground for green turtles.
- No vaccination requirements for any international traveller
- Green Island is an advanced dive due to the depths and strong currents
|Language:||Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese|
|Currency:||New Taiwan $|
|Climate:||Tropical, rainy season during June to August|
|Diving season:||Year round|
|Water temperature:||Jan - March 24C (75F)|
|July - Sept 28C (83F)|
|Natural hazards:||Earthquakes and typhoons|
|Air temperature:||Winter 12 - 16C (54 - 61F)|
|Summer 27 - 35C (81 - 95F)|