Scuba diving in Phu Quoc is a quite popular activity. In order for you to enjoy your vacation in Phu Quoc to the fullest, here is the list of the main dive operators in Phu Quoc. They are sure gonna be supportive and overall bring you a whole experience of diving in Phu Quoc.
Introduction to scuba diving
This island paradise lies only 10o north of the equator, enjoying a tropical climate with average water temperature of 24oC (75o F) with an extensive variety of aquatic life. The best time for a dive is between October and May in the dry season, however scuba diving is still available all year.
Scuba diving is relatively new to Phu Quoc island, only having been recently introduced in 2002, so divers have the unique opportunity of discovering the marine life around the island for the first time, with many areas around the island still largely unexplored. This underwater frontier continues to yield exciting new dive sites that are only now being made available. Courtesy of www.discoverphuquoc.com
Even today, in some areas to the north around Turtle Island and in the coral gardens off Bai Dai, North East off Bai Thom and Rach Vem and virtually a large majority of the An Thoi Archipelago, you may enjoy the pleasure of being one of the first ever to dive the many sites.
Please report any Dive operators to us that do not take care of our marine environment, as we would prefer to promote eco friendly operators to ensure all visits can enjoy the fantastic underwater world for years to come.
The dive shops on the island offer a wide range of professional services including equipment sales, rental, diver training classes and specialty dive courses, one-day dives, multi-day packages, Discover Scuba Diving and Try Dive packages (supervised beginners diving).
For those divers travelling with families, or on a tight time schedule, the local dive-shops offer an excellent selection of dive trips. See the section on following dive operators in Phu Quoc, or visit their websites or contact them directly for more information. Courtesy of www.discoverphuquoc.com
It is important to make your own enquires with dive shops if you prefer to dive with PADI certified operators, as not all dive shops on the island are actually PADI certified, and some dive operators are more eco friendly when it comes to protecting the marine habit, so choose carefully.
Flipper Dive Center
Address: 60 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang– Vietnam
Tel: +84 (0) 939-402-872 (mobile) / +84 (0) 773-994-924 (fixed line)
Notes: We are a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort with fully experienced and certified scuba diving staff. Our scuba diving team speak English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian and Vietnamese. Our Diving Club has international scuba diving insurance for all our customers and each instructor carries additional scuba diving insurance. Flipper Diving Club is the longest established PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort in phu quoc, and was established in 2009. We offer daily dive trips and PADI Courses from Open Water Diver to PADI Instructor. Our main office is at 60 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong.
Coco Dive Center
Address: 58 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc
Tel: 077 982 100
24 Hour Hotline: 0913 462 300 / 0914 468 200
Notes: set up originally in Nha Trang by an ex French Navy Diver, Coco Dive has only been operating for a couple of years though offer a good range of services.
Address: Office is located on Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong or book through your hotel reception or visit the Rainbow Bar on Long beach or the Rainbow Restaurant.
Notes: the longest established, most experienced and probably the most professional operator on Phu Quoc, that is PADI compliant, supports Project AWARE and demonstrates an Eco friendly approach to all diving in Vietnam. They only operate in the dry season when diving is at it’s best.
Address: 91 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong or 14 Tran Hung Dao St, Duong Dong
Tel: 077 399 4577 / 077 329 1679
Fax: 077 399 4578
Notes: recently established dive operators that offer many services.
Address: 36 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc
Tel: 077 846 372 / 0914 095 293 / 0914 116 006
Notes: Local operator that tends to venture a little further a field than other operators. They are open all year round.
Mai Phuong Resort
Address: Vung Bau Beach, 9kms north of Duong Dong Town
Tel: 0918 288 647
Notes: Offers diving trips to the northern islands near the resort.
Hope you enjoy your time in Phu Quoc!
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