Phu Quoc is about the same size as Singapore, 600 sq.kms and is the largest of all Vietnamese islands. There are 99 mountains and hills covered in green primitive forests with majestic waterfalls and babbling streams. The fresh sea breezes and stunning sandy beaches touching crystal clear blue waters make this a true paradise.
The tourist season is similar to Thailand’s. The good weather and clear waters start mid November and last until early June. Then the rainy season usually starts and diving conditions are not so good. This however compliments diving in Nha Trang & Whale Island where the rainy season can begin mid November till early January.
Information on the Internet about the island is limited and what there is tends to be outdated and can give a dire overview of the fate awaiting tourists! Our advices are ignoring this and discover for yourself one of the best kept secrets in SE Asia.
Scuba Diving and PADI were introduced to the Island during 2002 by Jeremy Stein, better known for his 5 Star diving and Instructor Training Centers in Nha Trang & Whale Island. So whilst diving is relatively new here you have a rare opportunity to be amongst the first to dive this area and to discover new dive sites.
The hard & soft corals are pristine around the mass of small islands to the South and are home to a huge variety of small colorful reef/coral fish, many of them endemic to the Vietnamese waters. At times it is difficult to see the corals due to the masses of Fairy Basslets & Damsel fish! The mysterious Dugong has also been sighted here!
All PADI diving and experience courses are offered here, as well as daily dive trips and is run by the highest qualified Instructors in Vietnam together with the Rainbow Divers team.
Lunch is available between the dives for 40,000VND (about $2.50). Water, soft drinks & beer are also available on board, or you are welcome to bring your own.
We do restrict the number of divers to ensure comfort, relaxation and enjoyable day. Accordingly, we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.