A local business person has told me lately that much of the coral around Phu Quoc has been cut for souvineirs.... a Da*n shame.. Nha Trang is known for one of the best dive destinations in Vietnam. The weather is good for diving from Beginning of March right up to the end of September. Phu Quoc is November through May for best weather.
There is a National Geographic dive tour out of Duong Dong so i imagine it is not all gone. I think you need to know where you are going. The area around our hotel and the beaches we visited was not too spectacular for snorkeling (great for a swim, though).
There is also a dive shop in Duong Dong, not sure if it is associated with the Nat Geo boat or not.
its not all gone, if you venture out especially to the southern islets (further the better) there is still an abundance of marine life and many places still undiscovered i am sure.
its true and a shame that in some areas closer to the island coral has been removed for sale to local tourists.
yeah btw ainwa, i think its Rainbow Divers you are referring to....
You can rent snorkeling equipment at the Sao Bay water sports centre in front of Amigos on Long beach for a few bucks an hour and snorkel around the rocks only 100 meters away. Other alternatives are a motor bike tour to the north where you can also go from the beach, or the numerous snorkel and dive trips by boat to both ends of the west coast offered by about a dozen different companies.
The quality of what you will see is up to the visibility on the day and which locations they choose to take you.
What about snorkeling please
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