Scuba diving in Phu Quoc

Scuba diving in: Phu Quoc


Phu Quoc, an idyllic island located in the Gulf of Thailand, is a sanctuary for beach lovers and diving enthusiasts alike. Often referred to as the "Pearl Island," Phu Quoc is not only famed for its pristine beaches but also its rich underwater world. With dive sites suitable for both novice and experienced divers, it's a destination not to be missed for those eager to experience the marine beauty of Vietnam.

Best Spots for Experienced Divers:

The North Islands: These remote islands off the northern coast of Phu Quoc offer deeper dive sites and stronger currents, making them suitable for seasoned divers. Here, one can explore the vibrant coral walls and large marine formations.
Dry Island (Hon Ko): This site has a deeper depth range and features canyons and rocky crevices, housing a variety of marine species.

Best Spots for Beginners:

An Thoi Archipelago: Located to the south of Phu Quoc, this cluster of 15 islands and islets provides sheltered and shallow waters, ideal for beginner dives and snorkeling. The reefs here are teeming with life and offer a serene diving experience.
Tom's Garden: A shallow site with a maximum depth of around 12 meters, it's a paradise for newcomers, showcasing hard and soft corals and a spectrum of tropical fish.

Marine Life:

Divers in Phu Quoc can expect a delightful showcase of marine biodiversity. The waters are home to a spectrum of tropical fish, including angelfish, parrotfish, and butterflyfish. Additionally, the reefs house blue spotted rays, moray eels, and the occasional sea turtle. Macro lovers will also appreciate the variety of nudibranchs and crustaceans present.

Dive Conditions:

Phu Quoc is suitable for diving all year round, but the best visibility is during the dry season, from November to March, where it can reach up to 30 meters. The average water temperature ranges from 78°F to 86°F throughout the year. Rainy season, from June to September, might bring lesser visibility but also means fewer tourists.


The cost of diving in Phu Quoc is affordable. A two-dive day trip, including equipment, will typically cost between $65 to $85. Diving courses such as the Open Water Certification would be in the range of $350 to $450, depending on the dive center.

Phu Quoc is a treasure trove for divers looking to explore Vietnam's underwater wonders. With its clear waters, diverse marine life, and array of dive sites suitable for all levels, it promises an unforgettable diving experience. Whether you're just starting your diving journey or have countless dives under your belt, Phu Quoc will surely captivate your marine-loving heart.

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