FUN DIVE - Shore Dive


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The Hengchun Peninsula is the only tropical climate zone in Taiwan, with long summers and inconspicuous winters, with the coldest average water temperature in January being about 22~23 degrees Celsius, and the hottest average water temperature in July being about 28 degrees Celsius, with a warm climate throughout the year. The rainy season in the region is concentrated from June to October, and the dry season is from November to May. In winter, from October to March, there is the northeast monsoon and the terrain effect, which makes the winds particularly strong, with the strongest wind speeds reaching 10 to 17 meters per second, commonly known as the downhill winds.

Due to the advantages of the terrain, in Hengchun in winter, the strong winds from the mountains will cause the sea surface along the coast to show pieces of white waves, and the turbulent waves on the sea surface, except for the typhoon, the rest of the time does not affect the seabed, so the impact on the diving activities is limited. You only need to do a good job of keeping warm on the shore and wear the appropriate diving cold suit and equipment, Hengchun Peninsula is one of the few places in Taiwan that can provide divers with diving activities all year round.


About Kenting Shore Dive Sites

Kenting Houbihu shore Dive Site: Underwater Wonderland Adventures

Kenting Houbihu shore Dive Site is a secret place hidden in the beautiful coast of Kenting, which has an amazing underwater wonderland, attracting many diving enthusiasts to come and explore. Let's unveil the mystery of this underwater world.

Explore the fantastical underwater ecosystem

This area is not only a diving destination, but also home to a rich diversity of underwater ecosystems. Here, you can play with a variety of colorful tropical fish and occasionally encounter swimming turtles, which become the unique scenery of this area. There are a number of dive sites along the shoreline of Houbi Lake for divers to explore underwater, such as water outlets, fish feeding areas, secret gardens, and so on, and each of them has quite a number of dive sites for diving activities.

Local Conservation Efforts

The beauty of the lakeshore diving site in the Houbihu of Kenting is not by chance, local residents and conservation organizations have put in a lot of effort. Protecting the marine ecology and maintaining the cleanliness of the waters is the common goal of the residents here. They organize a variety of environmental activities and advocacy, calling on everyone to participate in the protection of this underwater treasure.


Right side of water outlet

The dive site is located at the west side of the outlet of Nuclear Power Plant No. 3, on the coral reef coast in the shape of a receptacle. The name of the outlet cannot be found on the map, but it is familiar to the local people. Since the Nuclear Power Plant was built next to the Houbi Lake, it utilizes the seawater imported to cool down the high temperatures generated during the nuclear reaction, and the imported seawater goes out to the sea through the drainage area that surrounds the entire Houbi Lake, and the place where the drainage area meets with the seawater is known as the outlet.
This dive site is very suitable for scuba diving beginners and free diving enthusiasts to explore.

Great potential for beginners

If you have been to Kenting diving friends will not miss the best dive sites.

The east side of the dive site is a narrow breakwater, the west side is a natural reef shore, the sea in this area is calm all year round, very suitable for snorkeling or scuba diving and free diving beginners, the entry point is in the shallow paddock between the breakwater dissipation block and the reef shore, because the intertidal zone here extends outward for about 50 meters, all are 1~-5 meters deep in the bay reef area, snorkeling personnel are mostly active in this place, there are caves of different sizes in the shallow reef area, the general experience of the The shallow reefs have alcoves of various sizes, where experience divers usually check and familiarize themselves with the equipment underneath the alcoves.

Houbihu Marine Reserve - Fish Feeding Area

The dive site is located at the south side of the fishing harbor, it is a long strait with a north-south direction, and the west side is an intertidal shallow beach, the feeding area is located between the forest pitching tree and the big coo coo landmark, usually we will go down from the path between the two forest pitching trees, the shallow shore area is mainly composed of stony corals, please pay attention to the number of fire corals near the edge of the reef, the stinging coral is very toxic, be careful, don't touch it, there is a steeper reef slope between 3 to 4 meters away. As there is a steeper reef slope at 3~4 meters, you can stop here and search the reef crevices to find fish such as neon electric power, ring-eyed parrotfish, geranium snapper, and sharp-nosed spiny scaled fish, etc. Swimming deeper to a depth of 6 meters, the number of larger fish gradually increases, and kicking out the depth of about 10 meters in the east direction, you can find the fish feeding area.

Fish Feeding Area Ecology

The fish feeding area is formed by a large group of warty corals, which is not common in Kenting waters, and the whole group stands in the sand, forming a shelter for many fish. This site is suitable for shore diving except during the northeastern monsoon or typhoon season, and is a must-visit site for all first-time divers to Kenting.

Houbihu Marine Reserve - Soft Coral Area

The dive site is located next to the feeding area dive site, after reaching the feeding area dive site and then go straight to the end, park the equipment and vehicles by the roadside, you can enter the water from the water buoys built by the snorkeling operators, you need to visualize the area to make a good direction positioning and relative position judgment before going into the water. This dive site is called by the local dive operators as "East Current", "Soft Coral" or "Secret Garden", because it is located in the east side of the current channel of the water outlet, hence the name.

Current East Dive Point Ecology

The soft corals at this site are well-covered and in good condition, swaying gracefully with the currents, some resembling blooming flowers. Upright spikes have distinctive discs and columns, and huge finger-shaped soft corals have rings of short, stubby fingers on their surfaces, making one marvel at the wonders of the Creator. Fleshy soft corals cover the seabed like a velvet carpet, and the sea currents are like gentle winds blowing gently over the soft coral meadows, with groups of soft corals swaying gently and delicately, slowly dancing in a marvelous gesture like the Thousand Hands of Goddess of Mercy, with so many beautiful elements forming the backyard of Kenting's waters.