The 1998 Hong Kong Diving Guide - An Oceanway Sponsored Project

Breaker Reef

Location : Mir's Bay
Type of Dive : Boat
Getting There : Large boat
Level : Beginner

Advanced

Depths : Up to 20 meter
Features : Lots of coral

Assorted Marine Life

Suitable for Photography

About the Dive Site

This area is also known as Shek Ngau Chau. The site consists of a large cluster of rocks near the middle of Mirs Bay. Some of the reef dries at low tide adding to the diversity of marine life that can be found there. It is one of the best dive sites in Hong Kong if you like coral and a large variety of sea life. Large fish frequent this area, including sharks. Nudibranchs and featherstars are common. The normal dive practice is to swim along the long deep gullies that make up the reef.

An easterly wind usually makes this site difficult to dive and visibility deteriorates rapidly.

 

Hazards & Warnings

The normal warnings for diving in Hong Kong apply to this area.

This area is fairly isolated so special consideration needs to be given to whether conditions.

Sections of the reef can have a lot of line and net fishermen trying their luck if the weather is good.

There is a lot of old lines and nets in this area so care needs to be taken to avoid entanglement.

This area is prone to large swells that may be larger than the water movement visible from the surface.

There have been numerous reports of reasonable sized sharks being sighted in this area. Normal shark precautions should always be applied when diving in this area.

The area is prone to quick weather changes, so it is important that some sort of diver recall procedure is agreed on before starting dives here.

A diver marker and/or emergency diver "sausage" is necessary since tidal flow may separate divers from boats.

The 1998 Hong Kong Diving Guide - An Oceanway Sponsored Project

Please understand that we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

 


Getting to Breaker Reef

  

Getting There :

You need a large private boat to reach this dive site. The closest convenient pier is either at Hebe Haven (Pak Sha Wan) or Sai Kung.

It is important to understand that this area is very exposed. Any easterly wind will normally stir up this area making it rough for boats to get there and even worse for divers trying to enjoy the area.

This area is considered very remote and close to the Hong Kong, Chinese border.

The 1998 Hong Kong Diving Guide - An Oceanway Sponsored Project

Please understand that we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

 

The 1998 Hong Kong Diving Guide - An Oceanway Sponsored Project

Please understand that we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

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