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Snorkeling in Phu Quoc: A Must-do Activities 2024

January 15, 2024 - 4588 views

Snorkeling to see coral is a new experience that you should not miss when visiting Phu Quoc. In particular, on a wild and romantic island, this activity is even more attractive and interesting. So if you do not know any information about snorkeling in Phu Quoc, keep reading this article.

Snorkeling in Phu Quoc is one of the must-do activities when traveling here. Let's learn the detail below.

Why does Phu Quoc snorkeling?

There are many reasons why snorkeling has become the most popular tourist activities to do in Phu Quoc island. It is not only because of the beautiful coral reef in many snorkeling sites but also the attractive snorkeling tours here. Let's review the top 3 reasons you should do snorkeling below:

Beautiful coral reef

Phu Quoc is a tropical island, which possesses a diverse marine ecosystem, among that the most striking is coral reefs. There are more than than 360 species of hard coral and dozens of soft coral species living together in Phu Quoc. Moreover, this Island also has nearly 152 species of fish, 98 species of seaweed, and many other aquatic species. All have formed a diverse and colorful landscape in the deep ocean, creating great conditions for visitors to freely explore.

See beautiful coral reef when do Phu Quoc snorkelling

See beautiful coral reef


Many ideal snorkeling sites

The island possesses an endless coastline with cool blue water, so it has become the ideal choice for an exciting snorkeling trip. In Phu Quoc, there are many diverse diving sites, with different topography and characteristics. South of the island has Hon Mot, Hon Thom, Hon May Rut, Hon Dam Ngoai... which are poetic and lyrical. The North of the island has Doi Moi Island, Mong Tay Island, and Roi Island... which are wild and majestic. In addition, there is Ganh Dau, which is known for its large amount of intact living coral.

Many ideal snorkeling sites in Phu Quoc

Many ideal snorkeling sites


Many interesting snorkeling tours

Snorkeling is a water sport that many young people love to join in Phu Quoc. Therefore, many travel companies in Phu Quoc offer snorkeling tours with interesting programs. When participating in these tours, visitors can not only experience and explore the magical underwater world of coral, but also visit fishing villages, where pearls are produced or enjoy many attractive specialties. In particular, the ticket price for snorkeling tours in Phu Quoc is not expensive at all


Top places to do Phu Quoc snorkeling

Snorkeling Spots in the North

Turtle Island: is one of the largest islands in the northeast of Phu Quoc. The water shallow, which is about 10 meters deep is the perfect place for coral and marine life. Besides good conditions for snorkeling, this island has smooth sandy, palm tree spotted beaches where you can relax and take a lot of beautiful photos.

Fingernail Island (North): Located southwest of Vung Bau Beach, fingernail island is another great place for snorkeling. You can rent a canoe from nearby resorts and travel to the island, however, the best way to get to the island is to sign up for a tour.

Nudibranch Garden: This snorkeling place is named after one of the most spectacularly colorful creatures in the sea: nudibranchs. This is one of the most spectacular snorkeling sites on Phu Quoc island, which is suitable for everyone from beginners, kids to adults, or professional snorkelers.

Snorkeling Spots in the North Phu Quoc

Snorkeling Spots in the North Phu Quoc


Snorkeling Spots in the South

An Thoi Archipelago: There are many snorkeling spots in An Thoi archipelago in the southern Phu Quoc as this archipelago has an abundance of seagrass to gentle sloping coral reefs, diverse sea life. Many tour companies offer snorkeling tours to this place, and you had better spend at least one day here.

Hon Thom Island is another place with many snorkeling spots. Two of the most popular snorkeling spots on the island are North Pineapple Point and South Pineapple Point. North Pineapple Point has a variety of coral reefs such as cuttlefish abound and whip corals, while South Pineapple Point has rare creatures, and is more challenging.

Dragon Rock, Dry Island, Roi East, Roi South: Other good places for snorkeling in Phu Quoc are Dragon Rock, Dry Island, Roi East, Roi South. Dragon Rock has large house-sized boulders under the water, which creates a beautiful landscape and surprises many divers of all levels. The dry island is a unique site, which has many kinds of fish including parrotfish, butterflyfish, and many other reef fish. Roi East is the place where you can see moray eels, groupers, and many species of smaller fish that populate these waters.

Snorkeling Spots in the South Phu Quoc

Snorkeling Spots in the South Phu Quoc

Tips to do Phu Quoc snorkeling in Phu Quoc

What to pack:

  • Waterproof bag for your dry items like clothing, cell phone or
  • Towel, Swimsuit, and a change of clothing
  • Reef-safe sunscreen or UV protective clothing
  • Snacks or lunch for a mid-day break (bring a bag for garbage)
  • Enough water for the day
  • Hat for the beach
  • Waterproof camera for those cool snapshots
  • Some cash for emergencies, but not too much

Best time to snorkel in Phu Quoc

The best time to snorkel in Phu Quoc is from November to April. It is the dry season when the sea is calm and clear. It is also the best time to visit the island and take part in other outdoor activities.

Snorkeling in Phu Quoc is a great experience that visitors should not miss when coming to this Island. Keep this useful tip for your memorial trip in Phu Quoc. Wish you have a great time explore this island.


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Hi there, Is this snorkelling trip suitable for kids, ages 13 & 16, with their parents? Best regards, Hugh

@Hugh McGovern:

Hi! Yes, if your kids has good swimming skill and accompanied with parents, it's ok for kids at the age of 13 - 16.

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