About Green Island - A Scuba Diving Paradise in Asia
Just off the South East Coast of Taiwan...
...Green Island, once known as "Fire Island", is
a small island located 33 kilometers in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of South
Eastern Taiwan. Having a population of less than 2000 on an area of 16,2 square kilometers,
the island was formed by volcanic action which left a curved and complex coastline.
Coastal beach terraces and cliffs drop to colorful coral reefs where schools of
tropical fish make their abode. Along the shoreline, white coral beaches can be
found and numerous coves which lead into warm tropical waters.
Click here for a map of Green island
An Undiscovered Diving Gem
A nature-lover’s paradise, this sparsely-populated island can be circumnavigated
in 30 minutes by scooter. A small “town”, including an airstrip and
harbor, is located on the western part of the island. The rest of the island has
been kept free from commercial development offering the visitor unspoiled natural
beauty both on and off-shore.
The Green Island Climate
The climate is tropical and the best time to visit is spring and
fall( April to September is hot and also the Taiwanese peak season).December
and January are the cooler months (20-30 Deg C), but also offer
great visibility if you like diving and the warm Japanese current
ensures comfortable water temperatures.
Things to See and Do on Green Island
Activities here include diving, snorkeling, hiking, salt water
hot springs and fishing. There is not a lot of nightlife here, except
for the nightly parties down at the hot springs (one of only three
seawater hot springs in the world!).The hot springs are open all-year
around. There are a number of other interesting places to visit
and things to see on Green Island. Learn more about these on our
here for an overview of the prison history.
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diving vacations, Green Island, accomodation, or anything else you need to plan
your trip, don't hesitate to contact us.