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Orchid Island | Above and Beneath the Waves (59 images)

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This Gallery contains photos taken on a dive trip in May 2010 to Orchid Island, a sparsely populated and rugged island roughly 65 km southeast of Taiwan proper.

The waters there are pristine, visibility is up to 50 m year round, and the island sports a sunken Korean freighter for the wreck diving enthusiast.

The locals (mainly members of the Yami people) are friendly, but life on the island is very basic. If you want to experience life away from the hustle and bustle...
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