Taiwan dive sites recreated in a swimming pool

Taiwan's renowned diving spots have been recreated - in a Hong Kong swimming pool.

With widespread travel restrictions in place, photographs of marine wildlife and landmarks were been placed underwater.

It's the closest thing to the real deal that travel writer Lam Sai Long has had in a long time.

"I think it's very exciting, I haven't dived for two years since I can't travel. I think the whole event is quite interesting that I had a chance to really explore the underwater world in Taiwan. I've never dived in Taiwan. I've been to Taiwan many times but I don't know for many reasons that I didn't dive there. But I think it gave me such good experience to explore the Taiwan underwater world so maybe if I have changed in future Taiwan is a good place for me to dive."

Hong Kong is following Beijing's lead in retaining travel curbs, in contrast to a worldwide trend of opening up.

Despite barely any recent local cases, Hong Kong's mandatory quarantine term is 21 days for arrivals from most countries.

But for now at least, the pool will suffice.

"I think I haven't felt these happy for quite some time."

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