In addition to a plethora of hard and soft corals, divers can expect to see a variety of reef fish, nudibranch, cuttlefish, octopus, scorpion fish, crustaceans, pufferfish, anemones, damselfish and moray eels. Bamboo sharks, sea snakes and blue-spotted stingrays are occasionally seen.
While the amount of life you see in Phú Quốc may not be much, you always have the chance of seeing something new in the uncharted territory. You will certainly be busy filling in your log with the ID book in hand at the end of the day.
The island is located at 10 degrees north of the equator and therefore has a tropical climate that creates ideal diving conditions for most of the year. The average air temperature holds steady at about 88°F (31° C) while the average water temperature ranges between 82 - 88°F (28 - 31°C).
Diving season (dry season) lasts from October to May with the best conditions occurring from October to April.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Most journeys to the south of Vietnam begin at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport (Ho Chi Minh). From here, most tourists catch a domestic flight to Phú Quốc Airport in Dương Tơ. Although some flights originating in Singapore and Cambodia fly directly to Phú Quốc.
Alternatively, visitors can catch a local or fast ferry from Rach Gia. These take one and a half to two and a half hours. Once on the island, a variety of minibuses, motos and taxis are available for your convenience.