Click here if you would like to read an overview of my 2 weeks vacation in Southern Taiwan.
I went back to Kaohsiung after Taichung as my flight back to Japan was from Kaohsiung. I took a bus which cost about SGD$11. I rested a day at Kaohsiung and headed to Xiaoliudao the following day.
To get to Xiaoliudao, simply take the MRT to Siaogang Station, from there take bus 9117 to Dong Gang (about 40mins), and then walk to the jetty and take a boat (SGD$20 both ways).
There is only 1 hostel in Xiaoliudao and it was under renovation. They have plenty of minsu there but it was way above my budget. Thankfully, I found Liu Xing Dive Shop 流星潜水 and the instructor told me that they provide accommodation too. TWD$600 for a private room with 2 queen size beds. Breakfast included too!
I did 2 boat dives there and it was fantastic (It cost me TWD$2800 in total)! I saw so many sea turtles and the water visibility was excellent!
I rented a bike from the bike shop outside the jetty for TWD$350. The owner of the shop is so kind. He offered to bring my friend and I to the dive shop as it was pretty far away and he was worried that we might get lost. I was extremely amazed by his kindness. It was not as if he was too free, there were many customers there then.
We toured around Xiaoliudao on our bike on the first day. It’s a rather small island, you can cover everything in a day, so my friend took the last boat back, while I stayed another day for diving. There are a couple of nice beaches and caves to see. Hua Bing Yan 花瓶岩 is one of the most popular sightseeing place there. You might be able spot a couple of sea turtles there.
I’m so glad that I went to Xiaoliudao. If you dive and love sea turtles like I do, don’t missed it!