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Scuba diving in China

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Diving in China

Quick facts

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers coming from infected areas.
  • Malaria risk
  • Check the Foreign Office website for up-to-date advice before travelling.
  • Around the coast of South China, marine life has been subject to heavy commercial fishing and there is generally a lack of environmental protection initiatives.
  • The best season to dive Qiandao Lake is from April to October. Usually, the viz is good in the beginning of the dive season, April to June.
  • Visas are required for visitors from most foreign countries to Mainland China. The Chinese Embassy and Consulates do not accept applications by mail. Applicants for visas are requested to appear at the Consulate in person, or apply through an authorized visa agency.

When to go

Rain and temperature

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Water temperature

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Where to dive

Pricing on request
Pricing on request

What to see

Mandarin, Cantonese + various others
GMT +8
Tropical in the south
Natural hazards:
Typhoons in the south
Diving season:
Year round
Water temperature:
Jan to March - 24C/75F
June to October – 28C/824F
Hyperbaric chambers:
Shanghai, Second Military Medical University and Guangzhou, Guangzhou, Guangzhou Salvage


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