Surrounded by the Taiwan Strait, the island of Dongji is a part of the Penghu Archipelago and belongs to Taiwan. On the island there is a small village with hardly any local inhabitants. It is characterized by its picturesque nature with beautiful clean beaches and natural coral reefs. Divers from all over the world come here to enjoy the underwater wildlife. Dongji Island is considered to be one of the best places for diving in the Penghu Archipelago. The visibility here is good — even at a great depth. The abundance of underwater fauna will amaze even the most experienced diver. Drift diving and snorkeling are popular on the island. As there can be strong currents, you need to be specially trained before diving.
There are several ways to get to Dongji Island. The first one is to sail from Wangan or Magong by boat. The second and easiest way is to book a diving safari along the Penghu Islands.
The tropical monsoon climate on Dongji Island is suitable for year-round diving; except for the rainy season (in summer) and typhoons (in autumn). The most comfortable time for diving is from March to May, when the average air temperature is + 20-29 °C, and the water warms up to +18-27 °C. The coolest month is January.
Colourful coral reefs are the main dive spots on Dongji Island. The whole of the bottom is covered with fantastic reefs which have become home to many representatives of flora and fauna. If you want to snorkel, you should head to Shanshui beach.