This beautiful island lies 65 miles off the
south-west coast of Vietnam and is genuinely unspoiled by time & tourism.
Travelers say that “Vietnam is like Thailand 20 years ago”. If that’s true, then
Phu Quoc is like Vietnam used to be 10 years ago!
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
Nhatrang & Whale Island where the rainy season can begin mid November till early
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to be outdated and can give a dire overview of the fate awaiting tourists!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 yourself one of the best kept secrets in
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 diving
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 time 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 diving
trips and is run by the highest qualified Instructors in Vietnam together with
the Rainbow Divers team.
Lunch is available between the dives. 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.