Skip to main content
search

The diving season is coming soon again. I want to go to Xiaoliuqiu to see turtles, corals, and clownfish up close. Which Xiaoliuqiu diving spots should I choose? Don't worry, TWOSEVENTHS We have specially asked Xiaoliuqiu diving expert [Snow Diving] to help you sort out 13 must-see Xiaoliuqiu diving spots based on diving type, level, and depth. Come and take a look!

This time TWOSEVENTHS Mysterio

Coach JJ

Little Liuqiu Diving Master
Open a dive shop Coach JJ

About Coach JJ’s Diving Shop

SNOWDIVING provides a variety of diving services, such as experience diving and diving certification courses for those without diving certifications, or arranging Fun Dive diving tours for those with certifications. You can also book motorcycles, boat tickets, and accommodation through them. Let all tourists visiting Xiaoliuqiu further enjoy the ocean.

View snow diving

Recommended diving spot in Xiaoliuqiu: Shanfu Fishing Port

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-1-Shanfu Fishing Port-2

#Recommended dive sites that are friendly to newbies and convenient for diving

Shanfu Fishing Port has a large area of ​​reefs and natural sandy landforms. In addition to the ancient stingrays and flounder, there are also garden eels, which will emerge from the sandy bottom and look like they are inserted into the curved sand from a distance. Wires are very timid and will retract into the sand as soon as there is any disturbance. You have seen them when scuba diving, but don't get too excited to avoid scaring them away. If you swim further out, you can even see octopus, snapper, or Schools of other fish species.

Swim out to a depth of 6 meters and there is a floating ball rope. On the right side of the rope is a large sandy area extending outward at a depth of 8 meters. On the left side of the rope is the reef terrain. Keep swimming to the left at 12 meters and you will see a long strip. There are many sea slugs on the coral reef, and if you are lucky, you may encounter a school of barracuda!

Sanfu Turtle Island is also nearby. Turtle Island is not an island in the sea, but a large reef at a depth of 12 meters. It is the habitat of many sea turtles. You can often see multiple sea turtles on the top of the reef~

Overall, the water at Shanfu Fishing Port dive site is clear and shallow, so it is relatively easy to get into the water.dive into the snowThe diving instructor has evaluated it as a "beginner diving site", which is very suitable for friends who are snorkeling and scuba diving for the first time!

Shanfu Fishing Port Dive Site Lazy Package

  • Dive site features: large reefs, sandy areas, ancient stingrays, flounder, garden eels, and nudibranchs
  • Location: West side of Ryukyu Island
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving, snorkeling
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: 12m

Recommended diving spot in Xiaoliuqiu 2: Shanfu Clown Island

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-2-Shanfu Clown Island-2

#不forgettableThe world’s most dense clownfish is coming

Clown Island is located on the left side of Shanfu Fishing Port. It is composed of multiple coral reefs. The reefs are covered with sea anemones and symbiotic clownfish. You will know how spectacular it is when you experience it yourself. Because it is not deep, sunlight can easily shine into the seabed. If the visibility of the seawater is high, you can clearly see the colorful appearance of the clownfish!

throughdive into the snowThe diving instructor comprehensively assessed it as an "intermediate diving site". It should be noted that Clown Island is relatively far from the shore. It is recommended to evaluate your own air consumption before going to experience it!

Shanfu Clown Island Dive Site Lazy Package

  • Dive site features: spectacular sea anemones and clownfish
  • Location: Left side of Shanfu Fishing Port
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Intermediate
  • Dive site depth: 12m
  • Note: Far away from the shore, you must pay attention to air consumption

Xiaoliuqiu diving spot recommendation three: Shanfu broken shipwreck

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-3-Broken Shipwreck-2

#小六秋SHallowest Shipwreck Even Beginners Can Participate

Shanfu Broken Shipwreck is located on the right side of Shanfu Fishing Port. It is the shallowest shipwreck dive site in Xiaoliuqiu. It is divided into two parts: the bow and the hull. The maximum depth is 18 meters. It is excellent for divers with less experience. For ship viewing dive sites, you only need to swim a little further from the shore to enjoy the charm of the shipwreck.

throughdive into the snowThe diving instructor has evaluated it as a "junior diving site", which is very suitable for beginners to experience the charm of underwater shipwrecks. However, the current launching site requires swimming through channels or ecological corridors full of sea urchins, so be careful when going there!

Shanfu Wreck Dive Site Lazy Package

  • Dive site features: Shipwreck
  • Location: Right side of Shanfu Fishing Port
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: 16 – 20m
  • Precautions:
    • This dive site is far from the shore
    • The launching point requires swimming through the waterway or ecological corridor
    • When diving from the shore, you need to control the depth and pay attention to the residual pressure.

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu 4: Venice Shipwreck

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-4-Venice shipwreck-2

#Wreck dive site where you can drill into the cabin

The Venice shipwreck is not a shipwreck from Venice, but an artificial reef put in by the government. Don’t get me wrong! Because the shipwreck is located in Clampan Bay, also known as Venice Beach, it is called the Venice Shipwreck.

Different from the sunken ship, most of these dive sites are full depth and the hull is intact. The bow deck is about 27 meters deep, the hull to the bottom is about 30 meters deep, and the maximum depth at the bottom is 34-38 meters. , there is also a small cabin where you can get into and take pictures!

But don’t get too high. This little Liuqiu diving spot is often very dangerous due to its deep water and high currents.dive into the snowThe diving instructor has evaluated it as an "advanced diving site". It is recommended that friends with some scuba diving experience go there to experience it. You can't just go there if you want to!

Venice Shipwreck Dive Site Lazy Bag

  • Features of the dive site: sunken ship, you can get into the cabin
  • Location: Southwest of Ryukyu, off Venice Beach and Clamban Bay
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Advanced
  • Dive site depth: 27-38m
  • Precautions:
    • Deeper
    • often flow
    • Pay attention to the no-decompression time and air consumption

Five recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu: Dafuxi

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-5-Dafuxi-1

#Super friendly for newbies, very easy dive site

Dafuxi is located on the west side of Dafu Fishing Port in the south of Xiaoliuqiu. It is an abandoned small fishing port. As long as it is not blowing from the south or there is a typhoon, there are basically no waves or currents in the harbor, and it is relatively easy and safe to enter the water. There are 15 resident sea turtles in the sea. , there are also cranes and turtles on the water from time to time.

The terrain in the sea is a gently sloping sandy land of 3-5 meters. If you go over the big rocks, you will see another sandy land with a depth of about 8 meters. If you go further out, you will see several large rocks with a depth of 15 meters. To the left and right, there are sea dragons, lionfish and other creatures hidden in the crevices of the rocks. Although you cannot get too close, it is always a joy to find cute creatures while diving!

Based on the above conditions,dive into the snowThe diving instructor has evaluated this dive site as a "junior diving site". It is suitable for scuba diving, self-diving, and snorkeling. Therefore, many diving license review, training, and teaching will also be conducted here. but TWOSEVENTHS Remind everyone that this sea area is also a popular SUP and canoe area on the island. Please pay special attention when getting out of the water!

Dafuxi dive site lazy bag

  • Dive site features: gentle slope sandy land
  • Location: Daifuku Fishing Port on the east side of Ryukyu Island
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving, free diving, snorkeling
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: the deepest is about 15m
  • Precautions:
    • When swimming out, pay attention to the reefs on the left and right sides
    • Be careful not to hit the rocks when there are waves
    • When scuba diving comes out of the water, pay attention to whether there are SUPs or canoes above you.

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu 6: Thick Rock Reef Group

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-6-Thick Rock Reefs

#A novice-friendly dive site where you can hide from Beilang

The Thick Rock Reef Group is located in the south of Ryukyu Island. If you want to avoid the northern waves when diving in Xiaoliuqiu in the winter, you can come to this dive site. The underwater landscape is thick reefs like mountains, and there are many large-scale reefs around it. The clumps of microporous corals and the terrain are very spectacular, and you can occasionally encounter snowflake duck-billed rays.

The depth of this Xiaoliuqiu diving spot is about 10 meters, it is easy to get on and off the shore, and the water is safe.dive into the snowThe diving instructor evaluates this place as a "beginner diving site". Although there are occasional currents, it is generally very suitable for scuba, self-diving, and snorkeling friends to experience!

Thick Rock Reef Diving Site Lazy Pack

  • Dive site features: large clusters of microporous corals
  • Location: Southeast of Ryukyu
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving, free diving, snorkeling
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: 10m
  • Precautions:
    • constant flow of water
    • Please pay attention to the reefs on both sides when entering and exiting

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu 7: Right side of Lobster Cave

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-7-right side of Lobster Cave-2

# Squirtle and the soft coral carpet are the dive spots where you can’t stop taking photos

Friends who come to Xiaoliuqiu must be familiar with the lobster cave, but TWOSEVENTHS Let me tell you, the underwater landscape in this area of ​​water is more exciting than on land. It has an endless carpet of soft corals, which is very spectacular. When you go into the water, you will also see turtles resting on the corals and clams as big as volleyballs. Of course. There are also sea anemones, starfish, and various tropical fish nearby.

This Xiaoliuqiu diving spot has high light penetration and good underwater visibility, making it very suitable for diving photography. Xiaoliuqiu’s star creature, Squirtle, is found here! It is very friendly, and it always comes out to take photos with others. There are rainbow flags and national flags next to it. Divers who like to take pictures underwater must not miss it!

The water depth on the right side of the lobster hole is 10-15 meters.dive into the snowThe diving instructor evaluated it as a "beginner diving site", but the depth in this area changes greatly and currents often arise. If you are a beginner, you should pay extra attention to the changes in buoyancy.

The dive site on the right side of Lobster Cave is a lazy bag

  • Dive site features: soft coral carpet, Squirtle, rainbow flag, national flag
  • Location: On the right side of Yufu Fishing Port on the east side of Ryukyu
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving, free diving
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: 10-15m
  • Note: Depth changes greatly and currents often occur

Eight recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu: Lobster Cave Water Pipe

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-8-Lobster Cave Water Pipe-2

#Experience the best dive sites for diving and rafting

The Lobster Cave water pipe refers to the water pipe connected to Xiaoliuqiu from Pingtung Mudan Reservoir. It supplies all the fresh water on the island! During the dive, you can see a lot of soft corals, sea whips, nudibranchs, octopuses, mantis shrimps, and lion fish. You can also often see turtles sleeping on soft corals as pillows. The picture is very cute!

This dive site is suitable for deep diving. You can release the water from the lobster hole and flow smoothly to the dive site of the lobster hole water pipe. When releasing the water, be careful not to swim too shallow to avoid being hit by fishing boats.

throughdive into the snowThe diving instructor has evaluated it as a "junior diving site" and is suitable for beginners to experience scuba diving. However, you may encounter strong currents occasionally, so be careful not to exceed the water pipe to avoid missing the landing point.

Lobster Cave Tube Dive Site Lazy Pack

  • Dive site features: soft coral, sea whip
  • Location: Left side of Yufu Fishing Port on the east side of Ryukyu
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Beginner
  • Dive site depth: 10-15m
  • Note: When the current is strong, be careful not to exceed the water pipe, as you may miss the landing point

Xiaoliuqiu diving spot recommendation 9: Iron Reef Gloomy Temple

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-9-Gloomy Temple-3

#中文 shuttling through the steel reef and taking beautiful photos

The deep dive site of the Iron Reef Ghost Temple is called the Ghost Temple because the visibility is relatively poor, the appearance is dark and temple-like, and it always appears suddenly in front of divers. It is not really a temple on the seabed, so don’t worry! The Steel Reef is an artificial reef released by the Fisheries Committee. It looks like a traditional house and there are four of them in total. It is very beautiful to take photos while walking around inside.

This Xiaoliuqiu diving spot is far away from the shore. It takes about 15-20 minutes to dive outside the lobster hole. The bottom depth is about 32 meters, and it is easy to encounter medium and strong currents, so you need to pay more attention.

Due to its deep depth, poor visibility, and easy currents, the Sinister Temple dive site requires special attention to the water point. You also need to pay attention to the decompression time and air consumption.dive into the snowThe diving instructor evaluated it as an "intermediate diving site". It is recommended that after you have certain experience, you should ask a diving guide who is familiar with the terrain to lead the way. If you jump into the water rashly, you may not be able to find this diving site!

Steel Reef Spooky Temple Dive Site Lazy Pack

  • Dive site features: Xiaoliuqiu Steel Reef
  • Location: Outside Lobster Cave
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Intermediate
  • Dive site depth: 32m
  • Precautions:
    • Visibility is usually poor and currents are common
    • At deeper depths, attention must be paid to the decompression-free time and air consumption.

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu: Vase Rock

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-10-Vase Rock-2

#There are many turtles and there is a chance to see a school of barracudas

Vase Rock is one of the famous scenic spots in Xiaoliuqiu. It is a coral reef rock shaped like a vase that was uplifted due to the movement of the earth's crust. The terrain of this area is simple, and many turtles can be seen in the shallows. Therefore, it is also a snorkeling resort on the island, where the whole family can experience water activities together.

If you are scuba diving, you will enter the water from the left platform of Vase Rock, then snorkel to the deep water area, and then keep going 8-12 meters to the right, and you will see endless sandy land and submarine reefs.

The sea turtles at this Xiaoliuqiu diving site are large and numerous. The seabed reefs are covered with finger-shaped soft corals and golden-flowered perch. Occasionally, there are Gu's stingrays and flounder hiding in the sand. There is also a chance of encountering schools of barracudas. There are hundreds of fish, the picture is very spectacular!

throughdive into the snowAccording to the evaluation of the diving instructor, although the shore is suitable for snorkeling, the Vase Rock dive site will be an "intermediate dive site" after entering the water. If there are strong currents during high tides and high and low tides, special attention should be paid when entering the water. Friends who want to try "drift diving" can find an experienced diving guide to arrange for them to enter the water from Beauty Cave and drift to the Vase Rock ashore.

Vase Rock Dive Site Lazy Pack

  • Features of the diving site: soft corals, golden perch, drift diving, many turtles
  • Location: Near Baisha Port in the north of Ryukyu
  • Suitable for diving types: snorkeling, scuba diving, free diving
  • Dive site level: Intermediate
  • Dive site depth: 10m
  • Precautions:
    • This place is close to the channel. When going ashore, you need to pay attention to the side waves caused by ships.
    • Do not go too far outside when visibility is poor or strong currents

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu: Beauty Cave

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-11-Beauty Cave-3

#The most diving spots where sea turtles can do drift diving

Beauty Cave is the Xiaoliuqiu diving spot with the largest number of sea turtles. Stingrays, sea fans, and nudibranchs are often encountered. Because the waters are relatively safe, many snorkeling experiences are conducted in this area. If it is a deep dive, pay attention to the trench terrain when entering the water. When the water is clear, the visibility can reach more than 20 meters.

There is a circle on the left side of Meiren Cave. There are box nets for early breeding of sea bream. There is sand under the box nets, but it takes about 10 minutes to get here from the shore of Meiren Cave. You may also encounter strong currents, so everyone should just do you best!

Another way to play in the Beauty Cave is to "drift dive". You can go into the water from the Beauty Cave, go to the Vase Rock and then go ashore. You can easily observe the rich underwater ecology of Xiaoliuqiu. You can count how many turtles you saw on this trip!

This dive sitedive into the snowThe diving instructor has evaluated it as an "intermediate diving site" and you need to have certain diving experience before going there. In addition, if it is too inconvenient to park a truck for shore diving and you have to carry your equipment up the stairs, it is recommended to dive by boat.

Beauty Cave Dive Site Lazy Bag

  • Dive site features: many turtles, stingrays, sea fans, and nudibranchs
  • Location: North and west of Ryukyu
  • Suitable for diving types: snorkeling, scuba diving, free diving
  • Dive site level: Intermediate
  • Dive site depth: 25-35m
  • Precautions:
    • Far from the coast
    • Occasionally there will be strong currents

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu: Abandoned Baby Cave

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-12-Abandoned Baby Cave-1

#Advanced diving spots where it is easy to encounter rare creatures

The Abandoned Baby Cave dive site is located next to the cliff 500 meters southwest of the Beauty Cave. The name comes from the fact that in ancient times, sons were favored over daughters. If the head of the family had two daughters, the second daughter would be abandoned here. The story is sad, but now This situation no longer exists, everyone can go there with confidence!

This Xiaoliuqiu diving site must be dived by boat. There is a natural coral reef fault under the sea. You can also see pink fluorescent sea anemones, porcelain crabs, white sea anemones, lion fish, nudibranchs, sea turtles, eels, etc. On the outside of the fault, you may even have a chance to see EAGLE RAY and thresher sharks!

throughdive into the snowThe diving instructor has evaluated it as an "advanced diving site". There are frequent currents in this diving site, and the outer slope changes greatly, so you need to pay attention. It is recommended that friends with certain diving experience go there.

Abandoned Infant Cave Dive Site Lazy Pack

  • Features of the diving site: boat diving, various sea anemones, lion fish, EAGLE RAY
  • Location: Northwest of Ryukyu, near Beauty Cave
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Advanced
  • Dive site depth: 30m
  • Precautions:
    • There is always a flow
    • The depth of the outer slope changes greatly, please pay attention to the depth

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu: Zhenhai Ship

Recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu-13-Zhenhai Ship-2

#Taiwan’s largest artificial warship reef

The Zhenhai Ship dive site is the largest man-made warship launched in Taiwan. The average depth is about 25 meters and the maximum depth is about 34 meters. The hull is broken into three parts and there are cabins that can be drilled. It is worth exploring slowly with 2-3 dives.

The currents at this dive site are very strong and chaotic, and the difficulty is high. It is only suitable for experienced divers.dive into the snowThe diving instructor evaluated it as an "advanced diving site". It is not easy to see the sunken ship on the seabed!

Zhenhaijian dive site lazy bag

  • Features of the dive site: Taiwan has launched the largest man-made warship
  • Location: South of Ryukyu, off the coast of Haizikou
  • Suitable for diving types: scuba diving
  • Dive site level: Advanced
  • Dive site depth: 34 meters
  • Note: Sometimes the current is very strong and chaotic, making it more difficult.

Xiaoliuqiu Dive Site FAQ

No results!
  • Which dive site can you see turtles?

    Turtles can be seen all over Xiaoliuqiu Island. Except for the rainy season and typhoon season, which cause the sea water to become turbid and the visibility to deteriorate due to rainy days, the chance of seeing turtles in the water is almost 100%. If you want to observe sea turtles up close, you can take advantage of their habit of coming to the shore to eat seaweed during high tide, or use scuba diving, or even swim with sea turtles!

  • When is the diving season in Xiaoliuqiu?

    You can go diving in Xiaoliuqiu all year round, but it is recommended to avoid the rainy season, typhoons, and cold currents. The climate will affect sea currents, waves, and poor underwater visibility.

    Xiaoliuqiu is also suitable for diving in November and December. The climate in the south is warm and the water temperature in winter is cooler than in summer. If you are afraid of the cold, diving shops will also provide thickened winter clothing. If you are looking fordive into the snow, we will also provide hoods, vests and ginger tea!

  • What are the dive sites suitable for snorkeling?

  • Which dive site can I experience drift diving?

    • Lobster Hole Water Pipe : Enter the lobster hole into the water and release it to the shore near the water pipe of the lobster hole.
    • Beauty Cave: Enter the water in Beauty Cave and release it to the Vase Rock ashore
  • Can I snorkel/dive if I don’t know how to swim?

    If you don't know how to swim, you can try snorkeling and scuba diving, but they must be accompanied by professionals. You need to wear a life jacket during the whole snorkeling process, but for the diving part, you can【Snow diving】In such a diving studio, you can book a "diving experience" and you will be led by a professional instructor.

The above are the recommended diving spots in Xiaoliuqiu this time. TWOSEVENTHS We specially invite Xiaoliuqiu diving shop - Qianxue to recommend 13 Xiaoliuqiu diving sites, and sort out the characteristics, difficulty and precautions of each diving site. For more recommendations on dive sites in Taiwan, please refer to this articleRecommended dive sites in Penghu.

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

More Xiaoliuqiu recommended articles

Filter

Xiaoliuqiu Bar Recommendations

[Xiaoliuqiu Bar Recommendation] A must-go for tipsy tips at night!Featured 10 Xiaoliuqiu Beach Pool Bars

Xiaoliuqiu is suitable for travel all year round. Enjoying the sunshine, beach, and sea water during the day, and finding a party in a Xiaoliuqiu bar at night is the right way to start an island vacation.Seven points this time...
Xiaoliuqiu free diving recommended heyhey Dive Xiaoliuqiu evaluation

[Review of Heyhey Dive Xiaoliuqiu flagship store] You don’t have to go abroad to have the feeling of diving in a foreign country, Chill both above and below the water Hehey

Xiaoliuqiu has a pleasant climate all year round and is suitable for engaging in various water sports, attracting many people to come to Xiaoliuqiu for diving examinations, so many diving shops of different styles have been born.this time TWOSEVENTHS The explorer...
Haixiang Island SUP Rating 12

[Haixiang island paddling SUP evaluation] The coach took pictures and led the group to do everything, playing a new realm of stand up paddle experience

Xiaoliuqiu is suitable for water activities all year round, so there are many SUP shops. But which one is recommended for SUP in Xiaoliuqiu?this time TWOSEVENTHS A special mysterious guest came to open...

leave your experience
Or report the latest information to us

Close Menu