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Table Island

About The Site

Table Island (or Ping Min Chau from Cantonese, lit. “Flat Surface Island”) is located near the southern mouth of Port Shelter, in between Clearwater Bay Peninsula and Jin Island, and north of Trio Island. The island’s elongated and table-top-like appearance explains its Cantonese name precisely. The northeast coast of the island lies near main fairways of Sai Kung, so the diveable spots are found mostly on the west. The dive site is characterised by rocky reefs near shore and a sandy-rubble bottom in deeper waters, which reach a maximum of 11 m.

Underwater, rock surfaces are covered by a variety of hard and soft corals though coverage is limited. Here, divers can spot groups of sergeants and other common reef fishes, as well as anemones and Clark’s anemonefish. Occasionally divers may also spot eels, lionfishes, nudibranchs, feather stars, octopuses, and other marine creatures.

AFCD Coral Area Anchor: No

Marine Protected Area: No

Sandy / Rubble Habitat: Yes

Rock / Boulder Habitat: Yes

Anemone Garden: No

Surface Traffic: Island’s northeast lies close to main fairways with busy maritime traffic; slightly crowded with kayakers on summer weekends

Mobile Signal: Yes

Muddy / Silty Habitat: No

AFCD HK Artificial Reef Project: No

Beach: No

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Total Cumulative Species Count: 75

Suggested Boarding pier: Sai Kung Pier, Pak Sha Wan

Distance from Suggested Boarding Pier: 9 km from Sai Kung Pier and Pak Sha Wan