The Diving Sites of Phu Quoc

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scuba diving
scuba diving

Diving is one of the most popular activities when visiting Phu Quoc. For divers coming from Phu Quoc, the true treasures around Phu Quoc Island are hidden below the surface where the panorama bursts into a virtual array of colours and corals – Diving. The warm, nutrient rich water draws vast schools of tropical fish. Here are some diving sites you should consider.

Diving in Phu Quoc
Diving in Phu Quoc

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An Thoi Archipelago

Located south of Phu Quoc approximately a 45 minute boat ride from Duong Dong town.  The Archipelago is made up of a collection of some 15 islands/islets including the largest being Hon Thon (Pineapple island), followed by Hon Roi (Lamp Island), Hon Dam (Shadow Island), Hon Dua (Coconut Island), Hon Vang (Echo Island), Hon May Rut (Cold Cloud Island), Hon Dam (Shadow Island), Chan Qui (Yellow Tortoise Island) and Hong Mong Tay (Short Gun Island).

diving site
diving site

The topography in this group of island varies considerably from the 60m deep strait between southern Phu Quoc island and Hon Dua Island and gentle sloping coral gardens off other islands. These islands also support some seagrass gardens which are more common off the eastern side of Phu Quoc, and home to the rarely seen Dugong. The archipelago is home to an abundance of smaller tropical fish, with the occasional grouper, tuna and mackerel also sighted.

Turtle Island (Doi Moi)

Located in the North West off the southern end of Bai Dai beach, about a 30 minute boat ride from Duong Dong, Turtle island is only 50m in length with a few palm trees and bushes with a sandy beach, and is also ideal for snorkelling. The waters surrounding the island are relatively shallow reaching no more than 10m, with an interesting range of hard corals and elephant ear and barrel sponges covered in sea worms and surrounded by small yellow damselfish, stonefish, some blue ringed angelfish and the occasional coral grouper and parrotfish.