Chaikou Snorkeling Area
The diving paradise in Lüdao
Chaikou diving area is located in the intertidal zone between the coastal waters and the large reef. There are different levels in the ocean: At the bottom, there are standing submarine reefs; while near the shore, you can find reef platforms between the coastal seabed and the large reef, covered by clumps and surface-stretching stony corals. After snorkeling, walk on the diving trail to observe intertidal creatures up close. You can find seaweed, sea urchins, and starfish.
The Han people who reclaimed Lüdao in the early days fought with the indigenous peoples on the island. The two settlements built wooden walls during the stand-off, and therefore the name, "Zhakou" (meaning wooden gate). Later, with local development and construction, it was renamed "Chaikou." The north coast between Gongguan to Chaikou and Zhongliao has the widest area of coastal plain in Lüdao. The coastal landscape is mainly fringing reefs. Chaikou and Zhongliao are the best places in Lüdao to nurture sand dunes and they are also the only two beaches in Lüdao.
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How to Get There
2. After snorkeling, do not forget to observe intertidal creatures. You can see starfish, sea urchins and seaweed.
3. There are many diving spots in the waters of Lüdao surrounding the island, suitable for diving activities all year round.