WRECK DIVING ON GREEN ISLAND:
"Diving on wrecks means diving in the past – and it is always related with a certain thrill…"
It is an unbelievable experience to see a big ship from a bird’s perspective and to glide towards the captain`s bridge.
"Suiyang" formerly known as "Leonard F. Mason", -a Destroyer class vessel-U.S. Navy ID "DD-852";Built in the U.S. city of Bethlehem Steel in Quincy, Massachusetts.In 1945 the keel was laid, launched January 4, 1946 .Decommissioned in Seattle March 10, 1978 and transferred to the Republic of China ( Taiwan) Navy named "Suiyang" number "926." In 2000 officially decommissioned. April 11, 2003 sunk to become a naval warship reef off Green Island off the coast of Taitung. Coordinates of latitude 22 `41.286N / N 121` 28.333E depth of 40.1 meters; hull blocks east-southeast toward the northwest West (bow to 279.2 degrees) reef full side .
Our Green Island shipwreck adventure includes detailed onshore briefings, transport to the wreck by land or sea and the assistance of highly trained dive masters and instructors who will personally guide you in small groups.
The wreck trips run daily - weather permitting.
Minimum dive guideline
This is a deep dive, with minimum dive guidelines. We require you to have 15 logged dives (with an Advanced Certificate) . You must have dived in the last six months.
If you have less dives, you can still dive the Wreck - we run special Adventure Dives with an Instructor (which count towards an Advanced certification).
The DD 926 is large navy vessel specifically prepared for adventure diving before being sunk at diver friendly depths. Purpose cut access and exit points allow exploration of guns, bridges, control areas, helicopter hangar, engine rooms, cabins and crew areas.
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dating from WWII era at : email@example.com
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(Pic's by Ralph Bosmeier, 2007/11)
Green Island has become legendary for great scuba
diving and now we can offer exclusive affordable
scuba tours to Green Island from anywhere in Taiwan .
call Eddie 0972065479 or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Pic's by Ralph Bosmeier, 2007/11)
Coming to Green Island on your own? Want to go diving?
|The prices above include diving guide but exclude equipment. Please note that once you have finalized your package no downgrades or refunds can be made unless weather changes or other circumstances demand it. This is a function of how we get you good prices for your diving adventure. If you wish to upgrade your package to include more dives or a longer stay, we can try to accomodate your requirements. These options will be offered by our dive management team as the situation requires.
Feedback from recent guests:
Brian Bruce ( Australia)
Thanks again for an enjoyable weekend. Eddie Thank you for setting it up I like the room and the scooter and the young man who took me to the boat and back to the train station was most helpful and pleasant. He even came inside and made sure I knew which train to get on. I look forward to another visit and my next trip to Taiwan .
Once again thanks for the great trip!
I usually don't go to guided tours, but you proved me wrong, your tour was great!
Really liked the Green Island and the diving, and everything went smoothly, and people were great also.
Markku ( Finland)
I have been telling my buddies how great the trip was, Thanks for all you help. The people were all great and the service was top notch.Once again, thanks for taking care of me.
I would like to let you know that I realy enjoyed a great weekend at Green Island. It was a wonderful break in a very busy business trip to the region. Perfectly organized and highly recommendable!
Regards, Ralph ( Australia)
Thanks for arranging a fabulous trip!
Respect the reef
If it bothers you that the dive boat crew litters the ocean; if it saddens you that a boat uses its anchor and not mooring buoys; if it irritates you that other divers touch coral; if it frustrates you that the dive brief doesn't include conservation guidelines then it is down to you to help set an example for good diving practices.
It is all too easy to imagine that most if not all divers have an inherent respect for the ocean. However we know that this is not entirely true these guidelines are a sensible and timely reminder to all divers and dive operators to take increased responsibility for preserving the precious coral reefs.
In the water
Avoid all physical contact with corals and marine life; even the slightest touch can crumble sponges or remove the surface of corals and do damage that takes corals years to recover from. Whilst touching marine life is an unforgivable intrusion into the underwater world. e.g. puffing up 'puffer fish', riding turtles, collecting shells.
Do not feed fish; Numerous studies have shown that feeding fish disrupts their normal normal feeding patterns and his harmful to the fish.
It leads to a reduced ability to capture natural food, makes them dependent on people and they lose their natural wariness of people, leading to aggressive behaviour.
It may also be harmful to divers especially when attempting to feed fish with poor eyesight but a strong sense of smell! e.g moray eels, groupers, they might easily mistake your hand for the food!
Don't litter the ocean; even biodegradable items such as banana skins and orange peel can be mistaken by fish and marine mammals and shouldn't be thrown overboard. Worse still are plastic water bottles, snack wrappers, cigarette butts and waste food. Take a carrier bag with you and offer to collect rubbish for safe disposal. How many times have you seen divers and boat crew throwing their cigarette buts into the ocean?
Take nothing out of the sea, except recent litter; use your judgment - most floating items pose a threat for marine life - for example plastic bags cause a significant hazard to turtles that confuse them for jellyfish, ingesting them and then dying. However some older debris (old tires, dead sea shells) may already have formed habitats for some marine life.
Practice good buoyancy control; peak buoyancy control is key to enjoying a relaxed underwater encounter minimising the risk of contact with corals or rock formations.
Adopt appropriate finning techniques for the conditions; mid water column diving might warrant a regular kicking motion whilst a frog-kick or gentle flutter kick could be more appropriate for closer proximity to corals and the sea bed to avoid kicking up sediment.
Ensure all equipment is well secured so that it doesn't drag or catch on corals; being able to locate your gauges and octopus without looking is not only sensible diving practice it avoids items knocking or snagging on corals.
Adhere to all local dive rules and regulations; each dive location may have separate rules that should be acknowledged. Find out and adhere to these guidelines for safe and enjoyable diving.
On land / boats
Encourage and support the use of dive moorings; choose and reward dive operators that use fixed moorings at dive sites. Dropping an anchor overboard can cause monumental damage to coral reefs and the surrounding environment.
Learn more about coral reefs, fish and marine creatures; the more you learn, the more fun you can have sharing your knowledge and identifying items underwater and, chances are, you'll understand more how precious these creatures are.
Don't buy souvenirs that feature items taken from the sea; corals, sea shells, starfish and sponges have been pilfered from the sea to make gaudy souvenirs and trinkets. These items belong in the sea, not in the bathroom.
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