Want to slip below the water's surface, stretching your arms out and swooping down into the reefs like a bird among the treetops, with the water rushing past you? With summer here, there's no better time than now to start diving.
Fortunately for summer lovers, if you are living in Shenzhen, you don’t need to travel all the way to Phuket or the Maldives; there are several diving spots right here just waiting to be discovered.
Luzui in Yangmeikeng 杨梅坑鹿咀
Luzui in Yangmeikeng is one of the most beautiful places in Shenzhen. “The Mermaid” directed by Stephen Chow was filmed here. The crystal-clear water is so clear that you can count the stones resting on the seafloor.
The turquoise blue waters here are sure to lure you right in. Take your first breaths underwater, look down and you may nearly lose your sense of being out of awe. A rainbow of soft corals awaits you to swim among them.
Add: Reef area, Yangmeikeng, Nan’ao Subdistrict, Dapeng New District 大鹏新区南澳镇杨梅坑海底礁石区
Transport: Take Bus E11 from downtown Shenzhen to Nan’ao Subdistrict Office, then transfer to Bus M274 and get off at the Nan’ao Yangmeikeng stop. 从市区乘公交E11路到南澳街道办站下车，转乘M274路公交到南澳杨梅坑下车。
Guiwan Bay, Dapeng Peninsula 大鹏鬼湾
Many people might freak out when they first hear the name of this place, Guiwan Bay, which literally means "ghost bay." But the name holds no water. In reality, it is a gorgeous diving location.
Guiwan Bay is seldom disturbed by people, thus it is home to a rich variety of marine life such as sea anemones and starfish.
The underwater garden here will definitely dazzle your eyes and make you aware of the vastness and power of the ocean.
Add: The water area between Dahengzhou and Xiaohengzhou, near Sanmen Island, south to Dapeng Peninsula 大鹏半岛以南三门岛附近大小横洲之间的水域
Transport: Take bus E11 from downtown Shenzhen to Nan’ao Subdistrict Office, then transfer to bus M232 to Xichong Beach. Next, take a boat to Guiwan Bay. 从深圳市区乘公交E11路到南澳街道办站下车，换乘M232路到西冲海滩，在海滩上乘坐快艇到鬼湾。
Qingren Island in Xichong 西冲情人岛
Xichong Qingren Island, or "Island for Lovers," is the definition of romance. Submerged like a cork in the sea, it's like entering a crystal wonderland teeming with all kinds of colorful creatures.
As the island boasts the largest number of clown fish in Shenzhen, one may even spot the leading character of “Finding Nemo” there. Bring your date here and leave with some amazing memories.
Or, propose to your girlfriend. Let the sea witness the love and romance between you two.
Add: Xianrenzhang Beach, Xichong, Nan'ao Subdistrict, Dapeng New District 大鹏新区南澳镇西涌2号浴场仙人掌沙滩
Transport: Take bus E11 from downtown Shenzhen to Nan'ao Subdistrict Office, then transfer to bus M232 to Xichong Beach. Next, take a boat to Qingren Island. 从深圳市区乘公交E11路到南澳街道办站下车，换乘M232路到西冲海滩，再海滩上乘坐快艇到情人岛。