Clear blue sky, clean crystal water, pure fresh air…
I was in Green Island again!!!
In July this summer, I went to Green Island for diving. During my first time here, I met a great guitar player, Milk Green Tea 😀
This was my second trip to Green Island. We took train from Taipei to Taitung, went to harbor by taxi for the 45-minute ferry trip, and finally rode a scooter providing by the hostel. Scooters are the main transportation in Green Island. The island is not large, since about 50 minutes scooter riding around the island.
I still thought it is the hottest part in Taiwan. It was crazy crazy crazy hot. Undoubtedly it is deserved to be called the “Fire Island”. For the sun protection, I wrapped myself as DORORO in Keroro軍曹 😄
See, do we look similar to each other? XDDDD
….However, a fascinating part of this island is diving. Coral reefs abound around the island. The diversity of marine life is phenomenal. Actually, according to National Geographic, Green Island has the oldest coral formations in the world.
It was amazing that we saw Pygmy Seahorse while the second diving. It is tiny, no larger than your fingernall. It was difficult to find. Many diver do not see them in their whole diving life. Do you see it? Although it’s a little bit out of focus.
H. pontohi Pygmy Seahorse
Anemonefishs are memory card killer :p They were so cute and always wanted to hit my camara 🙂
Regal tang. Do you remember Dory in the movie “Finding Nemo”?
Seasnake. Watch out! Most seasnakes are venomous. However, most of them have gentle dispositions and bite only when provoked.
The sight view above the “big mushrooms (大香菇)”. It is indeed a underwater paradise.
Sea anemone 千手海葵
Boxfish and Sea Urchin
We saw many species of boxfishes… Yellow one, gray one, white one…
They were so lovely because of their box-shape body.
Of course we saw many other kinds of fishes. I can’t list them all in the blog!
By the way, Green Island has saltwater hot springs, which is one of only three places in the world. We enjoyed it in the last night.