Hong Kong Underwater Photos
Schools of regal demoiselles can be found at most dive sites in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong underwater colors...
There are bright colors underwater, and yes, this really is from Hong Kong: Breaker reef.
Lionfish often hover above the reef. They're pretty, but their spines are venomous.
Common rockfish is aptly, albeit boringly named fish. It is, well, very common fish in Hong Kong. You'll see these wherever there are rocks underwater.
As the name implies, common rockfish can be found on any dive site with rocks.
Stonefish masquerades as a stone and is often difficult to spot. A good reason not to slam your hands wherever...
Sharp Island is a commonly used training site for Open Water Course's certification dives in Hong Kong.
Beneath the waves
Algae growth gives Hong Kong waters a greenish hue.
Crabs - in every hole
We can guarantee that you'll see plenty of crabs when you dive in Hong Kong.
Corals at Sharp Island
Sharp Island is a home to various types and species of corals.
Car tires at Sharp Island
Car tires have been sunken to form artificial reefs and encourage coral growth.
Anemone & Clownfish
Clark's anemonefish, yellowtail clownfish - or just Nemo to friends. You'll see plenty of these when scuba diving in Hong Kong.
A clownfish hiding between anemome tentacles.
A tiny see-through shrimp that you can see hiding between anemone tentacles.
Despite their plant-like appearance, anemones are animals.
Corals come in various colors.
Scuba dive training
A scuba diving course in process. Hong Kong waters offer very good scuba training sites for navigation exercises...
Compass navigation exercise in PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.
Nice hovering... and photobombed by fish. The visibility underwater wasn't great the day this picture was taken.
Carwreck at Lobster Bay
Wrecks - cars and boats - turn into artificial reefs over time and are a home to many species.
Car tire at Lobster Bay
Bits and pieces of cars remain at Lobster Bay now blending into the environment.
Seahorse at Lobster Bay
Once common, seahorse is now endangered, but divers do occasionally spot them in Hong Kong.
Frogfishes are weird looking creatures and come in variety of colors.
Moray eels lurk in crevices or holes in the sandy bottom. You'll have to go slow and look carefully to see them.
Moray eel hiding in a hole
Moray eels can often be found in a seemingly barren sandy bottom.
Spot the fish!
Flounder observing its surroundings. This one was photographed at Chek Chau (Port Island).
A closer inspection revealed that this starfish had just had a sea urchin for lunch. It wasn't a high speed chase.
Vegetation at Lobster Bay
Lobster Bay is one of the commonly used shore dives sites for scuba diving training in Hong Kong.
Soft coral polyps
There are more than 80 species of hard and soft corals in Hong Kong waters.
Soft coral polyps
This startfish has lost a couple of legs. Don't worry though: they'll grow back.
A fish with wings.
Sea cucumbers come in various colors and shapes.
Scuba Diving in Hong Kong
Hong Kong may not have a great reputation as a scuba diving destination, but there is a great number of different species of fish and other creatures. Over 300 species of fish and more than 80 species of coral inhabit Hong Kong waters.
Hong Kong is a great place to get certified, so when you finally manage to take those well-earned couple of days off, you get to enjoy diving straight away. Scuba diving in Hong Kong offers you a chance to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life and a chance to see much of the same marine life you will find in other Asian dive destinations. For more about diving in Hong Kong, see Scuba Diving in Hong Kong page.
Photos from a scuba trip to Moal Boal in the Philippines. Whale sharks, turtles, etc.
Indonesia is gaining reputation as a scuba diving destination quickly. And for a good reason. See photos from Raja Ampat.
Sipadan is considered one of the best dive sites in the world. Gallery of underwater photos.
Pictures from various wrecks around Asia. There are hundreds of wrecks in South East Asian waters. Many of them are reminders of the battles fought during the Second World War, some are deliberately sunken to form artificial reefs.