Lambai island

One of the best places for scuba diving in Taiwan


Would you like to scuba dive with sea turtles?

Lambai island, also known as Liuqiu, Ryukyu, Lamay or Xiaoliuqiu island is surrounded by hundreds of green sea turtles, it is one the best places in the world to see them (almost 100% guarantee on each dive!).
There is also few shipwrecks and a lot of amazing marine creatures around here like Mantis shrimp, Octopus, moray eels, barracudas, lion fish, oriental sweetlips and much more...
The water is pretty clear and warm, visibility 15 to 30 meters and the water temperature is around 23 to 29°C depending on the season. Little Liuqiu is the only diving place in Taiwan enjoyable all year as it is not affected by typhoons and northeast monsoons.
Lambai is a coral island, which mean that it is built of organice material derived from skeletons of corals.
It is a tiny island of 6.8 km2 with as much as 70 temples!
It is easily accessible from Kaoshiung and perfect for a few days of vitamins SEA!

How to get to Lambai
PADI dive instructor

About me


My name is Yann aka Scuba Yann, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
I am an independent PADI scuba diver instructor in Lambai island (Xiaoliuqiu), Taiwan.
I am 33 years old, French and speak fluently English and Spanish.
I've worked for several diving shops during my career, in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Mexico.
I am now living in Taiwan and found my paradise on this Island.
I am organizing scuba diving courses and fun dives around Lambai island from begginers to advanced divers.
I believe that the choice of your diving instructor is important so that you can enjoy and feel safe throughout your diving experience.
If you decide to contact me, I will make sure to be your Diving Professional and make your underwater journey nice and smooth :D

8 years of teaching

With years of experience and tireless dedication to high standards and safe practice, I will make sure that you don’t have to worry about a thing while you are diving with me.

267 certifications

I teached many students during my career, first time divers, kids from 10 years old, advanced up to Divemaster level.

2000 dives

I dove with whale sharks in the Philippines, Cave diving in Mexico to Night dive inside wrecks and much more..

3 Languages

I can teach or guide scuba divers in English, French or Spanish.

We have dived in Xiaoliuqiu with Yann and saw many wild sea turtles. Highly recommend Yann for his professionalism and enthusiasm. We will definitely dive with him again when we are back on the island!

- Honey Nupeng, March 22, 2021

Professional and well explained everything. Highly recommended!!

- Yun Wei, March 15 , 2021

I had so many great dives with Yann ! He is a great insctructor, really patient and passionated. He brought us to a new site almost everyday ! Cleary one of the best moments in dive I ever had. In addition, he can tell you about the best places to eat really great food for cheap price after diving, to relax on the afternoon or to go for a drink at night ! Almost forgot, he knows how to make great picture underwater so you can leave with great memories ! So this is an all-in-one guide you can have with a great diving experience : higly recommended !

- Yann Kabaré, February 15, 2021

The experience was very nice, Yann is a great instructor, he is patient, makes sure we understand the concepts of open water diving. Yann brought us to beautiful diving sites. I highly recommend him of you're going scuba diving in Xiaoliuqiu, thank you!

- Nicolas Dufils, February 5, 2021

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DSD Liuqiu Taiwan

Discover Scuba Diving

Prerequis:-10 years old
-no experiences needed
Duration: 1/2 day
Content: -Briefing
-Practice in shallow part (1 meter deep)
-1 dive (12 meters max)
Price: 2500nt

Padi open water Liuqiu Taiwan

Open Water Course

Prerequis:-10 years old
-no experiences needed
Duration: 2.5 days
Content: -Theory, quizz and exam
-Practice in shallow part
-4 dives (12 and 18 meters max)
Price: 13500nt

fun dives Taiwan

Fun dives

Prerequis:-10 years old
-dive certification needed
Content: -Shore or boat dives
Price: from 800nt

PADI Advanced Taiwan

Advanced Course

Prerequis:-12 years old
-Open water certification
Duration: 2 days
Content: -Theory
-5 dives (30 meters max)
Price: 11500nt

PADI rescue Taiwan

Rescue Course

Prerequis:-12 years old
-Advanced and EFR certification
Duration: 2.5 days
Content: -Theory, quizz and exam
-Practice in shallow part
-Practice on the sea (2 dives)
Price: 13500nt

Nitrox Taiwan

Nitrox, Scuba review, Night dives...

Feel free to ask me :D

My services

  • Discover Scuba Diving
  • Fun dives (shores/boat)
  • Night dive
  • Open Water Course
  • Advanced Course
  • Rescue course
  • Scuba Review
  • Nitrox Speciality
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality
  • Island tour
More info!