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Scuba diving in Hong Kong

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Diving in Hong Kong

Quick facts

  • Compared to other dive destinations in Asia, diving in Hong Kong has worse visibility often, cooler water is cooler and there is less to see.
  • In the winter months, dive with semi-dry or dry suit.
  • Most public beaches in Hong Kong have shark nets to protect swimmers from sharks. Once the sea surface temperature rises to above 23C, large sharks appear in local waters. There have been attacks, mostly around Clearwater Bay.
  • Hong Kong has several marine animals that need to avoided. The most dangerous include sea snakes (rare), cone shells (common) and blue ring octopus (some). Also, avoid lions mane jellyfish, white sea nettle and sea urchans.

When to go

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What to see

Chinese (Cantonese) and English (both official)
Hong Kong dollar
GMT +8
Sub-tropical; cool and humid in winter; hot and rainy in summer
Natural hazards:
Occasional typhoons
Diving season:
Year round
Water temperature:
26C/79F (Jan - March)
28F/82F (July - Sept)
Air temperature:
18C - 31C


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