- ABOUT THE SPOT
Scuba Diving in Qiandao Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Eastern China
Though Qiandao Lake is an artificial lake created quite recently, it is an extraordinary diving spot worldwide. In its muddy, slanting lake bottom lies for decades now, the ancient city of Shi Cheng or ”The City of Lions”.
The ruins of the submerged city are in perfect condition, creating a Hollywood setup. The facades of the buildings, the arches, the statues, all standing on the blue, blurry bottom-lake as welcoming hosts.
The site demands advanced, deep, open-water diving experience. Due to the sandy lake-bed, the visibility of waters is not so clear.
The Thousand Island Lake, nicknamed by its one thousand seventy eight (1078) artificial islands, has an impressive surface panorama, but a unique underwater scenery! Will you miss it?