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Kenting’s diving waters stretch from Back Bay in the north to Jialeshui in the south. The dozens of kilometers of coastline are home to rich coral groups and tropical creatures. this time TWOSEVENTHS , specially invited Octopus Instructor from Xinhai Diving, recommends 11 dive sites in Kenting, and introduces the location, depth, level, and diving precautions of the dive sites in detail. Whether you are a novice or an experienced diver, you can find a Kenting dive that suits you. point!

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Kenting Xinhai Diving Center provides PADI diving courses, diving experience, water photography, tourist diving, night diving, boat diving, snorkeling, SUP stand-up paddle and other professional teaching activities. Come to Xinhai Diving Center, the instructors will take you to swim under the sea and experience the fun of diving!

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  • How much does diving in Kenting cost?

    The price of diving in Kenting is different for each dive shop. Take Xinhai Diving as an example:

    • Experience diving: $2500/person
    • PADI OW Open Water Diver: $13,000/person
    • PADI Divemaster Course: $38,000/person
    • One boat dive: starting from $2,500 / two dives
    • Shore diving: starting from $750/one dive (including guide fee)
    • Family snorkeling group: starting from $2000/group

     

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  • What are the beginner scuba diving spots in Kenting?

  • When is the diving season in Kenting?

    Basically, you can come to Kenting to dive in all seasons. However, due to the direction and terrain, some dive sites are only suitable for winter diving.
  • What are the snorkeling spots in Kenting?

  • What are the top scuba diving sites in Kenting?

Junior dive site outlet

Recommended dive sites in Kenting-06-Outlet

#Supermany Barracuda Primary Dive Sites

The outlet is a very popular diving spot in Kenting, with a depth of 5-18 meters. There are many types of corals on the seabed, the current is gentle, and the water is clear. It is very suitable for snorkeling, self-diving, or scuba diving. Because the diving site is relatively simple, there are more tourists diving here, and you have to queue up when there are many people!

In this Kenting diving spot, you can see a lot of rose corals as soon as you get into the water, and there are also tropical fish swimming among the corals. This area is a protected fishery area, and fishing, netting, and fishing are not allowed in the sea, so there are quite a lot of fish. This is where the most distinctive feature of this dive site is the "School of Barracuda". One group after another, it's dazzling to see. There are many coral reef holes that can be drilled underwater, and the diving experience is super high!

This Kenting dive site is suitable for all kinds of diving. If you dive at night, you can see hidden sea slugs and sleeping turtles. The overall experience isDiving in the sea of ​​mindThe octopus instructor has evaluated it as a "junior diving site". Friends who are interested can go explore!

Outlet dive site lazy bag

  • Dive site features: hard corals, stingrays, nudibranchs, tropical fish, clownfish, flame clams, sea turtles, barracudas, ramp tunnels, 18-meter air chamber
  • Dive season: four seasons
  • Location: Outlet of Houbi Lake
  • Dive site coordinates:21°55’52.3″N 120°44’42.0″E
  • Suitable for diving types: snorkeling, free diving, scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: 5-18m
  • Note: You need to queue when there are many people

Premium dive site top white sand

Recommended dive sites in Kenting-10-Dingbaisha

#Kenting diving spots that require the right time, place and talent

Dingbaisha is one of the advanced diving sites in Kenting. The underwater landscape includes: hard corals, sea turtles, sea fans, and love holes. It can be said to be very rich, but this diving site is only open to advanced divers.

Because it is located at the meeting point of the Bashi Strait and the Taiwan Strait, the currents are strong. Even experienced friends must be very careful. It is recommended to hire a diving guide who is familiar with the local waters and bring appropriate accessories, such as buoyancy bags, rescue nautilus, etc.!

The Dingbaisha dive site is a winter dive site with great terrain changes and the seabed topography is like a ladder. If you want to get into the water, you have to depend on the tide, wave conditions, and current conditions, and the shore diving route is not easy to follow. This dive site features a love hole. The entrance is about 10 meters underwater. When you dive to 23-30 meters, you will encounter a large sea fan. Overall, it is a very challenging dive site.

This Kenting dive site has beenDiving in the sea of ​​mindThe Octopus instructor has evaluated it as an "advanced diving site". If you are an advanced diver and want to come here to enjoy the beautiful underwater scenery, you are very welcome!

Top white sand dive site lazy bag

  • Dive site features: hard corals, turtles, sea fans, caves, nudibranchs, love holes
  • Dive season: winter
  • Location: West Coast
  • Dive site coordinates:21°56’35.0″N 120°42’17.9″E
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Advanced
  • Dive site depth: 10-30m
  • Precautions:
    • The shore diving route is difficult to follow
    • Attention should be paid to starting flow

Advanced dive sites

Kenting dive site recommendations-05-Hejie

#Coral Sea, the most beautiful diving spot in Kenting, is addictive

This Kenting dive site is the most beautiful dive site in Kenting. The underwater corals have a high coverage and rich species. The seabed is colorful and there are different types of clown fish.

You can also take macro shots of sea slugs when you dive to 23-30 meters. The giant sea fans are super spectacular. There are also rare ribs and shipwrecks. The underwater landscape is rich. After entering the water, you will not want to leave this coral sea!

Hejie dive site is a winter dive site like Baidingsha. The terrain of the seabed has a large difference, mostly canyon terrain. The shore dive site is not easy to walk.Diving in the sea of ​​mindThe Octopus instructor has evaluated it as an "advanced dive site" and recommends that if you want to go to this dive site, it will be much easier to dive by boat.

Hejie dive site lazy bag

  • Dive site features: hard corals, stingrays, sea turtles, clown fish, pepper snapper, nudibranchs, ribs shipwrecks
  • Dive season: winter
  • Location: Hejie bus stop
  • Dive site coordinates:21°57’20.9″N 120°42’36.2″E
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving, free diving
  • Dive site level: Advanced
  • Dive site depth: 10-30m
  • Note: The shore diving road is difficult to walk

Junior dive site Wanlitong

Recommended dive sites in Kenting-08-Wanlitong

# Kenting’s most beautiful coastline for snorkeling is here

Wanlitong is a well-known attraction in Kenting. If you come here during holidays, you will see a lot of people. There are SUPs and groups of snorkeling tourists everywhere on the water.

The waves here are flat and the water is not deep, with an average depth of 3-5 meters. Whether you want to snorkel, free dive, or scuba dive, this dive site is very friendly and can be enjoyed by both adults and children.

And as soon as you get into the water, you can see coral reefs and sea anemones, as well as a family of clownfish, swimming with you in the sea. If you come for "night diving", you can also find hidden blue-spotted rays in the sea!

This Kenting dive site is suitable for all types of diving and is overall very convenient.Diving in the sea of ​​mindThe Octopus Instructor has evaluated it as a "junior diving site", and travelers to Kenting are welcome to visit!

Wanlitong dive site lazy bag

  • Dive site features: hard corals, stingrays, nudibranchs, tropical fish, clown fish, damselflies, turtles
  • Dive season: four seasons
  • Location: Wanlitong
  • Dive site coordinates:21°59’38.9″N 120°42’16.1″E
  • Suitable for diving types: snorkeling, free diving, scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: 5m
  • Note: Pay attention to the stairs when going up or down slopes

Intermediate dive site mountains and seas

Recommended dive sites in Kenting-07-Mountains and Seas

#ecologically rich Kenting Underwater Kaixunmen

The mountain and sea dive site is next to the fishing port. You need to walk up the breakwater and then go down to the coast. The road is not easy to walk. Due to the protection of the anti-wave lift, the water surface for diving is relatively calm. There is a guide rope provided by the senior underwater. As long as you follow the rope, you will not be afraid of getting lost in the sand!

There is a large sandy area here, and of course there are cute garden eels along the way. You can occasionally see stingrays lying on the sand. After swimming for a while, you can reach the "Arc de Triomphe", a holy place for divers.

Continuing forward, after leaving the sand, there are coral reefs, habitats for sea turtles, various sea slugs, and groups of rays. Watching them swimming from behind is particularly interesting.

This Kenting dive site requires more attention along the channel, and the distance is quite long, so you need to save effort to participate. Although the depth is not deep, the overall experience isDiving in the sea of ​​mindThe Octopus instructor has evaluated it as an "advanced diving site". Everyone should train well and consider your own physical strength before going!

Mountain and sea diving spot lazy bag

  • Dive site features: hard corals, turtles, stingrays, nudibranchs, garden eels, Arc de Triomphe, golden perch, and salamanders
  • Dive season: winter
  • Location: Shanhai Fishing Port
  • Dive site coordinates:21°59’05.5″N 120°42’32.8″E
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Advanced
  • Dive site depth: 10-25m
  • Precautions:
    • The shore diving route is difficult to follow
    • This dive site is next to the channel
    • Please pay attention to the departure time
    • Pay attention to oxygen consumption

Beginner dive site Sunlight Reef

Recommended dive sites in Kenting-09-Yanguang Reef

#Undersea desert adventure looking for oasis

At the Yanguang Reef diving site, the road to the launch point is a bit difficult, but there are red marks left by predecessors along the road. It is not difficult to find. After entering the water, you only need to follow the rope to reach it.

But the journey is long. On the way to Yanguang Reef, we have to walk two to three hundred meters. There are many garden eels on the sand, and there are also blue-spotted rays that are good at hiding. If you continue to swim forward, you will find a huge reef, accompanied by thousands of fish, and the sparkling scene is eye-catching.

The underwater landscape of this Kenting dive site is very different. The transition from sand to reef is instantaneous. Suddenly you are surrounded by fish. It is full of surprise and the overall experience is amazing.Diving in the sea of ​​mindThe Octopus instructor evaluated it as a "junior diving site", which is very suitable for novice divers to come and experience it!

Brilliance Reef Dive Site Lazy Bag

  • Dive site features: hard corals, stingrays, nudibranchs, golden perch
  • Dive season: winter
  • Location: Sunlight Reef on the West Coast
  • Dive site coordinates:21°59’24.1″N 120°42’28.4″E
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving, free diving
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: 10m
  • Precautions:
    • The shore diving route is difficult to follow
    • Attention should be paid to starting flow

Beginner dive site Hong Chai Hang

Recommended dive sites in Kenting-04-Hongchaikeng

#turtleoctopus’s home is a little-known secret dive site

Hongchaikeng is located on the west coast of the Hengchun Peninsula. There is a natural swimming pool next to the launching point. It is relatively easy to enter the water in a safe environment and does not require walking too many stone roads. It is very friendly to the people.

You can see stony corals along the road after launching the dive site at Hong Chaikeng. There are sea anemones and clownfish in the shallow water. If you swim further out, you will see large reefs. In the reef area, you can see octopuses from February to May.

Moreover, there are countless surprises hidden under the large microporous corals here. If you are lucky, you may encounter lobsters and swim with giant puffer fish, which instantly gives people a sense of surprise like going on a boat dive.

This Kenting dive site has rich underwater ecology and treasures can be seen at any time. The average depth is about 10-20 meters. The overall experience isDiving in the sea of ​​mindThe Octopus instructor has rated it as a "beginner diving site", which is very suitable for novice divers to check out!

Hong Chaikeng dive site lazy bag

  • Dive site features:Large microporous corals, turtles, nudibranchs, lobsters, pufferfish, octopus, and silverfish
  • Dive season: winter
  • Location: Hung Chai Hang
  • Dive site coordinates:21°58’19.6″N 120°42’54.0″E
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: 10-20m

Advanced dive site

Recommended dive sites in Kenting-11-Xiantiantian

# Shuttle through the dark canyon in the sea

The first line of sky diving site is a boat diving site, but you can also go for shore diving. The reef terrain at the launch site is fault-shaped. After swimming out of the canyon, there are so many white whip corals that are dazzling. Seeing this kind of corals , experienced divers should also know that this Kenting dive site is a "current area", especially when the current is strong during spring tide, special attention should be paid!

The depth of this dive site is 10-18 meters. There are a lot of soft corals along the way. If you look carefully, there will be lobsters hiding, which will give you the feeling of exploring a secret place. If you are lucky, you may encounter stingrays and port trevally.

Finally got to the top of the mountain. The rock is only wide enough for one person to pass through. There are many kinds of fish on the reefs on both sides, as well as large sea fans and flame clams. It is so beautiful that you will never leave.

This Kenting dive site is far away from the coast and is still in the current area. The overall experienceDiving in the sea of ​​mindThe octopus instructor has evaluated it as an "advanced diving site". Friends who are interested can explore it. It is also recommended to rent a propeller to save some effort!

A lazy bag of diving spots

  • Dive site features:Large microporous corals, turtles, nudibranchs, lobsters, pufferfish, octopus, and silverfish
  • Dive season: four seasons
  • Location: Right in front of the water outlet
  • Dive site coordinates:21°55’52.3″N 120°44’42.0″E
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Advanced
  • Dive site depth: 10-18m
  • Precautions:
    • Pay attention to the slope protection blocks when going up and down slopes
    • Pay attention to gas consumption
    • Starting time

Beginner dive site soft coral

Recommended dive sites in Kenting-03-Soft coral

#Soft coral garden and diverse fish schools are unforgettable

At this dive site, you can see so many soft corals as soon as you get into the water. The types are dazzling. The types of corals are diverse, including: finger-shaped soft corals, thousand-pore corals, garland succulent soft corals, axis-pore corals, and basically soft corals. garden.

With such a comfortable habitat, of course there are also abundant fish, such as trevally, damselflies, snappers, clownfish, and puffer fish. You don’t have to try your luck to see them all in one go!

Being able to see such thick corals in Kenting is a worthwhile trip. This diving spot is very popular. Not only can you dive in all seasons, the richness of corals and fish schools is high, and the average depth is not deep. If you want to go snorkeling, Self-diving is possible, and the overall experience isDiving in the sea of ​​mindThe Octopus instructor has evaluated it as a "junior diving site" and novice divers are welcome to experience it!

Soft coral dive site lazy bag

  • Dive site features:Hard corals, soft corals, sea turtles, clownfish, nudibranchs, damselflies, cow trevally
  • Dive season: four seasons
  • Location: Houbi Lake
  • Dive site coordinates:21°56’12.5″N 120°44’46.6″E
  • Suitable for diving types: snorkeling, scuba diving, free diving
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: 5-18m
  • Precautions:
    • Watch out for jet skis
    • Starting time

Primary dive site fish feeding area

Recommended dive sites in Kenting-02-Fish feeding area

# interact with the fish at close range

There are so many fish in the fish feeding area dive site! And they are not too afraid of people. There are brown rays, scallops, damselfishes, round-eyed fishes, and the cow harbor trevally that keeps circling around.

In addition to many fish species, there are also many soft corals. Although not as exaggerated as the soft coral area, the underwater gardens here are also super beautiful~

Holistic SutraDiving in the sea of ​​mindThe octopus instructor evaluates it as a "junior diving site". Friends who want to swim leisurely with fish in the sea should not miss it. If you want to choose snorkeling or free diving, it is OK!

Fish feeding area dive site lazy bag

  • Dive site features: hard corals, tropical fish, trevallies, clown fish, puffer fish, nudibranchs, sparrow screen corals, four-line snappers, damselfish, lion fish, sting rays
  • Dive season: four seasons
  • Location: Left side of Houbi Lake
  • Dive site coordinates:21°56’20.9″N 120°44’43.6″E
  • Suitable for diving types: snorkeling, free diving, scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: 5-14m
  • Note: Be aware of jet skis

Beginner dive site Sail Rock

Recommended dive sites in Kenting-01-Sailboat Rock

#summerlimitedsardinestorm

The water at Sail Rock dive site is super clear, and there is a sardine storm every summer. Thousands of sardines are shocking, attracting a large number of divers, and the water is really blocked.

This entry-level diving site has a water depth of about 5 meters. It is suitable for snorkeling, free diving, and scuba diving, but most of them are free diving players.

There is a small cave on the seabed where you can dive, and you can reach the super large independent reef that only the locals know by kicking out to the sea. Swimming from the shore, it feels like you have entered a new world. The bright yellow corals and groups of clown fish are so beautiful.

Sail Rock dive site, overall experienceDiving in the sea of ​​mindThe Octopus instructor assessed it as a "beginner diving site", but because there are often jet skis, be sure to bring a buoyancy belt when diving and pay attention to safety!

Sail Rock dive site lazy bag

  • Dive site features: hard corals, stingrays, nudibranchs, golden perch, 10-meter reef, sardines
  • Dive season: four seasons
  • Location: Sail Rock
  • Dive site coordinates:21°55’51.9″N 120°49’25.2″E
  • Suitable for diving types: snorkeling, free diving, scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: 5m
  • Precautions:
    • Watch out for jet skis
    • Pay attention when going up or down slopes

The above are recommended dive sites in Kenting this time. TWOSEVENTHS We specially invite the Kenting diving shop - Xinhai to recommend 11 Kenting diving spots to everyone.

The Octopus instructor has divided the dive sites into three types, namely beginner, intermediate and advanced, based on the difficulty assessment, and has marked the coordinates of each Kenting dive site. You can choose the most suitable Kenting dive site based on your own conditions. . For more recommendations on dive sites in Taiwan, please refer to this articleRecommended dive sites in Penghu,Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu.

If after reading the above introduction to Kenting diving spots, you are eager to try it, hurry up and arrange a Kenting diving trip! For those who don’t have a diving certificate yet, you can refer toKenting Scuba Diving,Kenting free diving recommendation, find a diving course you like, and enjoy the underwater world of Kenting while getting your diving license!

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