Es­cape Taipei traf­fic

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ON THE SOUTH­ERN FRINGES OF Tai­wan are two out­ly­ing is­lands called Green Is­land and Or­chid Is­land, rich in abo­rig­i­nal cul­ture and ma­rine life. Its dive sites are con­sid­ered the finest in Tai­wan, as they are iso­lated from the main­land. Es­cape to Or­chid Is­land from Green Is­land dur­ing peak dive pe­ri­ods, as the crowds tend to pile up dur­ing the sum­mer months. Or­chid Is­land’s healthy coral reefs at­tract green sea tur­tles as well as schools of bar­racuda, ham­mer­heads and dol­phins. Also, a sunken Korean freighter on the ocean floor is a high­light for wreck divers to visit and ex­plore. Fer­ries shut­tle be­tween Taitung’s Fukang Har­bour and the is­lands through­out the day but trav­ellers can ex­pect rough seas. Oth­er­wise, the is­lands are ac­ces­si­ble via small planes from Taitung on Daily Air Cor­po­ra­tion and Man­darin Air­lines. Green Is­land Ad­ven­tures of­fer scuba pack­ages on both is­lands. Email Ed­die at greenis­landreser­va­tions@ya­hoo.com to make your book­ings now.

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