Taiwan's finest diving is likely to be off
the islands around the coast, where the water is
clearer and strong sea currents have kept pollution to the smallest
amount. The interesting dive sites at Green Island to the east are Nanliao, with beautiful coral;
Chungliao Submerged Reef (appropriate only for
skilled divers); and Tapaisha.
Orchid Island is bounded by coral reefs
and has numerous recommended dive
The coral reefs of the south and the Pescadores
Islands are considered good skin-diving areas.
Sharks and barracudas are uncommon in the waters
For further information, contact:
Chinese Taipei Diving Association
No 34, Section 2, Chih Shan Road, Taipei
Telephone: (2) 2883 9466
Fax: (2) 2883 9468
The ocean, rivers and lakes are perfect for swimming. The ideal
time to swim on the north coast
is during May and September while the south
coast has warm waters throughout the year.
Hot springs are widely found around the country. Some
of the sites are conveniently reachable and offer baths, hot tubs
and hotel facilities. The sea, lakes, rivers and fish farms provide
mainly unlimited fishing. Not far from Taipei at the Tamsui and Hsintien rivers, Green Lake and Shihmen Reservoir, there is good fishing.
There are a number of year-round golf courses.
For further information contact:
Golf Association of the ROC (Taiwan)
12F-1, 125 Nanking E. Road, Section 2, Taipei
Telephone: (2) 2516 5611
Fax: (2) 2516 3208
Ten-pin bowling alleys and roller-skating
rinks are fairly common in the main cities. Tapei has
2 ice skating rinks. Hiking
in various parks is also popular.