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Underwater Photo Location: Ho Bi Hu (Kenting)

Underwater Photo Location: Ho Bi Hu (Kenting)

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The Southern tip of Taiwan is home to a variety of easily accessible dive sites. One of our favorite ones is located just outside of the beach town of Kenting. Ho Bi Hu, is located (often the butt of jokes) quite near to a nuclear power station. It is sheltered by a breakwater on one side and protective shoreline on the other making something of a small bay. The put-in point is accessible by car and deep channels eroded into the dead coral shore make it fairly easy to get to during both high and low tide. The water is warm and the visibility is very good during the winter months however strong winds can bluster creating side-shore surface currents. Most times however, the bay is fairly calm. The channels get deeper and deeper until they drop over a wall to about 10 meters. Divers can then swim along sandy bottoms inbetween widely spaced balmies. Lots of good soft corals in abundance. Plenty of Angel Fish, Bat Fish, Trigger fish, Wrasses and smaller types. Lion fish are also very common here. I have seen large octopus and cuttle fish in this area from time to time.

Ho Bi Hu is a very good introduction to diving in Southern Taiwan although it can be very crowded from time to time, especially in the summer and spring. Anoyances include large parties of snorklers who appear in the spring and summer who cannot swim but are issued life jackets and cling to large floating devices issued by tour companies.

We typically use Ho Bi Hu for Open Water Dives #3 and #4 when teaching students.

If you would like to find out more about dives sites in Southern Taiwan and elsewhere in the country or perhaps you are visiting Taiwan and would like to do some fun dives, or perhaps you live and work in Taiwan and you would like take some PADI Scuba Diving courses, please contact us.

Joe Cooperman
PADI Scuba Diving Instructor
Taichung City
Facts about Ho Bi Hu (Kenting)
  • It is in Taiwan
  • Ho Bi Hu (Kenting) is in the East China Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-10 Metres 0-30 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
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by Harry Yang
2008/8/17 Kenting,TAIWAN. CASIO EX-Z1000.

by Harry Yang
2008/8/17 Casio EX-Z1000....Kenting..TAIWAN.

by Harry Yang
Lacy Scorpionfish..2008/8/17

by Harry Yang
2008/8/17 Casio EX-Z1000.

by Harry Yang
2008/8/17Kenting..casio EX-Z1000

by Harry Yang
Lacy Scorpionfish..2008/8/17

by Harry Yang

by Harry Yang
2009/4/ Kenting...casio z-1000

by Harry Yang
Kenting...Casio z-1000
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