Taiwan has five major diving regions with fantastic visibility and varied marine life year-round.
In Kenting divers enjoy shore and boat diving in warm waters. The marine park boasts 1100 marine species and 80 species of coral. Barracuda are common, while rarer sightings include humpback whales.
Orchid Island is home to some of the best visibility in the country. It is regularly more than 30m. Dive sites include coral gardens and an impressive Korean tanker wreck.
Green Island is home to Shark Point, where large numbers of hammerhead sharks gather each spring. Xiao Liu Qiu offers diverse coral reefs and walls make pleasant dives. Spotting turtles is almost guaranteed. Dungji Island is famous for drift diving.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) is the most popular entry point for foreign flights and is connected by direct routes to Europe, Australia and North America. Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) also receives a few international flights a day, mostly from other Asian countries.
Once inside the country, moving around is easy and convenient. Trains, high speed rail, buses and ferries connect major cities as well as off-shore islands. Scooter and car rental is also available. For longer distances, TransAsia Airways and Mandarin Airlines offer domestic flights.