For divers the true treasures around Phu Quoc Island are hidden below the surface where the panorama bursts into a virtual array of colours and corals. The warm, nutrient rich water draws vast schools of tropical fish. The diverse underwater scenery, and abundant marine life combined with good visibility will delight underwater photographers, marine naturalists and holiday makers alike. The calm and warm waters around Phu Quoc also make for a relaxing adventure for the experienced or first time diver and even people wishing to take advantage of the perfect snorkelling conditions.
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.
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.
Tel: 0913 400 964
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.
Other Options : Many hotels will have information regarding diving on the island if you are interested, otherwise all the above dive operators are located relatively close to each other before Saigon Phu Quoc Resort. Courtesy of www.discoverphuquoc.com.