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Scuba Diving in Hong Kong

Do you like sandy bottoms? We love 'em, the sandier the better..   last update: August 18, 2015     CONTACT US AT: sandybottomdivers@gmail

We got a great opportunity to dive some places we usually don't dive.
It's been a few years since we did this trip.

August 29.
Boarding 0800 in Sai Kung.
1st dive, somewhere along the way up to Hoi Ha.
2nd dive, Hoi Ha.
optional Night Dive at Hoi Ha.
Disembark at Wong Shek Pier.
SBD members 420 (ex gear rental). Non members hkd 445.

August 30.
Boarding 0900 at Wong Shek Pier.
1st dive, Tung Ping Chau..
2nd dive, on the way back to Sai Kung..
Disembark at Sai Kung Public Pier.
SBD members 520 (ex gear rental). Non members hkd 550.

Places fill quickly on these trips so let me know asap.

For those interested in doing both days, there's a Youth Hostel at Pak Sha O, saves you a trip all the way home. Another option, not sure about availability though, is the Lady MacLehose Holiday Village. Both are within the Country Park.

DPV  are now available for rent. Add some different kinda fun to your dives.


We are now agents for live-aboards of the AGGRESSOR- and DANCER  fleets/


Get your good deals diving from a liveaboard with us.

More news will follow.

Join us in Bali, at Benthos Bali,  for the Mid Autumn Festival, September 27 - October 3.

For details, go to the Dive Bali page.


Komodo, Xmas,  Liveaboard trip.


Chinese New Year,  PG  -->  Apo Island  -->  Coron,  Feb 6 - 13 on board Rags II.

Only  ONE  place left !!

If you're thinking of doing a liveaboard trip some other time, check out...

book thru Sandy Bottom Divers for favourable rates :-).

Our newest Sandy Bottom Divers members......

Zoe K.

Hurkie M.

Carrie L. 

Matt  S.

Lihui G.





Raja Ampat  during EASTER 2015  was GREAT. 

Read about it...

watch the two videos of SPECIAL encounters.

Looking for a camera + housing and you're a serious photographer.

Check out this set, second hand.

  For recently completing their respective course(s), CONGRATULATIONS to:

Scuba Diver: .

Open water diver:  Yvonne A., Teenie F., Serena,  Vincent Y., Revan N., Leon M., Elena P., Nguyen N., Peter W., Victoria S., A. Lee, Amelia K., 

Yannick B., Hurkie M., Alvin C., Will H., Kiyan T., Tezz.,

Advanced open water Diver:  Matt S., Lihui G., Percy S., Mina S, Atsushi.

Specialties:   Zoe Y.Y. K.(Nitrox), Romain (Nitrox), Romain (Deep Diver).

First Aid and CPR / AED:  Mark C., Jason D., Jennifer C., Olya., Lihui G., Daniel Z.

Rescue Diver .

Master Scuba Diver ,

Dive Master / Master Scuba Diver:   (Divemaster).

Is the diving in Hong Kong really that bad ?  

See for yourself. This video was shot on November 1 by Tom Platt (his first attempt at this).     (OpenWater Final Day)

1 of 3 Fish habitat made with pallets. The "top" was added later, after rocks had been added as weights.

Sunday Nov 23 we'll visit it and see whether it has attracted some tenants yet.

PROMOs for July.

 Underwater Navigator Specialty  +  Night Diver Specialty. (shore dives, 2x afternoon + evening).
hkd 2,550 for members.          hkd 2,750 for non-members.

Nitrox course at hkd 950.   non members hkd 1,050.
Sign up together with another person, and pay hkd 900 pp only (non members hkd 1,000).

  Tree of Life. 

Though one of our members missed out on the trip due to a last minute accident/injury, our trip to the Coron Wrecks 
and Apo Reef was a success !!

We dived for 2.5 days on the famous Coron Wrecks, and 3 days around the amazing Apo Reef, 21 dives in total, all on Nitrox.

It was our first trip on the "Rags II" and it was all worth it.

More details soon.

Tire structures at D-site. 

A quite a number of fish make the two "tire pyramids" their home. The one at 14 mtr depth has some larger snappers and groupers. Due to the bad/low viz

 that is common, this one is a bit more difficult to find. A slow and careful appoach is need as not to scare away the larger fish.

The "pyramid" at around 8 mtr depth is very easy to find. Unfortunately it makes it an easy target for fishermen, and spear fishermen (on scuba).  Over the 

past 2 months there hasn't been a single large fish that I've been able to see more than 2 weekends in a row.  Last week a large, abandoned-,  net was 

removed from next to it. A spear was picked the week before :-(.

DIVING in Philippines.

We got another dive resort with whom we can get good deals.

Easy Diving Sipalay.

They are based in Sipaly, Negros. More details later.

Phuket, Thailand

We can now offer good deals to those who want to dive in Phuket, Thailand, 

The best weather is during the "dry season, November - April. More details will follow. For now, visit their website.

Bohol, Philippines.

More details will follow. For now, visit their website.

New members for 2013-2014
 James A., Rachel A.,Robert A., Russ,  Terry B, Eduardo B., Jacqueline D.  Krzysztof K, Amelie s, Emelie D, Dylan and Kimberley T.

Cath S, Anthony W, Misa C.

Who are we?

  • The Sandy Bottom Divers (SBD) are just a bunch of people, mainly living in Hong Kong, who just love to dive.
  • In August 2007 we started to call ourselves the "Sandy Bottom Divers", named after Mark C.'s inspirational logbook entry.

Advanced Diver course, course happening through-out the year.

sign up NOW.


Sandy Bottom Divers' artificial Reef project is "growing"..

Read about the latest developments and see the latest images. 


SBD  "Help our dive guide friends" fund. 

-  Rex has completed his Instructor's course and certified his first Open water Divers.

Congratulations Rex.

More ino ? click here and find out.

WHERE are we going, and WHEN ?

- , Long Ke.
- , Nine Pins.
- , Po Toi Island.
- , East Dam.

Schedule and Events

check out what we are up to: What's Bubbling

Read about our recent trips in our diary   

- Mactan, Cebu, December 2010

- Mactan, Cebu, March 2011

- moalboal, Cebu March. 2011

- Layang Layang, April-May 2011

- Mactan, Cebu, July 2011 

- Hanifaru, Maldives, August-September 2011

- Moalboal, Cebu, October 2011





Diving  Hong Kong

   Conditions   August 16.       

 Trio Island. 25-29 C 

 Thermocline  @   4  mtr

       viz   < 8 mtr.


     Conditions   August 8. 

 Pak Lap.   27-28 C,      

          Thermocline @ 5 mtr   

  viz:  < 3 mtr.      

Come and see another side of Hong Kong

 Dive Hong Kong


HKD 440 , HKD 470 nonmember                        Depart @ 0900,        Sai Kung,  2 tanks and lunch.


(half-) day diving, 2 tanks,     HKD 340 / HKD 365           

   Night-dive only, 1 tank      HKD 200 / HKD 220 




 Enriched Air Nitrox course   HKD 1,190 members HKD  1,360 non members


Rescue Diver  course     every month

First Aid Training


HKD 1,030/1,080 


 include the "Care for Children"

 course.    HKD 1,210/1,400                          


Check out which suppliers we can directly deal with


Equipment Servicing 

  Complete Service for ScubaPro, Mares and Sherwood    Regulator-sets 

Links to marine news

Check-out Marco's site, one of our founding members