Taiwan is a small island located off the southeastern coast of China and just west of Okinawa. Since humans first settled the island 5,000 years ago, the sea surrounding it has been an integral part of the culture. As such, it’s only natural that scuba culture has evolved and thrived in the country over time. With several spots around the island, it’s an unsung hero of diving.
Tropical and Subtropical
Chinese (Mandarin), Taiwanese, English
Taiwan has one of the best and most affordable healthcare systems on Earth, in the event of an accident you’re in good hands. It also boasts being one of the safest countries on the planet for travelers.
The further you get from the capital of Taipei or the major cities the more likely you are to encounter Taiwanese speakers, but you’ll find many who know Chinese and English.
Two tank dives can be found for less than $100USD, and prices rarely top $300