Phu Quoc Dive Centre
We are open and diving until the end of April. That’s traditionally when the rainy season starts and adversely affect the water conditions and restricts visibility, potentially affecting safety.
Thus we close and reopen late September.
All enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(But we are open on Con Dao Island, Whale Island and in Nha Trang)
Diving and snorkeling around the warm waters of Phu Quoc takes place on the North-Western side of the island or around the small archipelago to the South. Phu Quoc is a real get away from the crowds and noise of mainland Vietnam. This relatively undiscovered part of the country is fast becoming a hot-spot for tourism.
Diving is only really acceptable between October-April. The best location for diving truly depends on the prevailing winds, which unfortunately can change quickly, so our expert local knowledge is somewhat essential! Due to the Islands proximity to the Mekong delta region visibility is rarely as clear as found in high season in Nha Trang + Whale Island. However the nutritious run off from the Mekong and the constantly warm water temperatures give Phu Quoc some excellent hard coral growth.
Daily Diving Options
2 Boat Dives (North)
3 Boat Dives - South
Refresher - Only
As part of 1st dive
2 Try Dives from
A day with Rainbow Divers includes
- Transport to and from the harbour on our private, air conditioned bus
- Standard dive equipment as required
- A comfortable journey aboard our twin deck diving boat
- A buffet of snacks, fresh fruits & refreshments or cooked lunch
- Log book reviews and fish ID with your guide after the dive
- Multilingual dive guides
Private Speed Boat Diving
PADI Open Water
Theory 1 day, Pool 1 day, Boat 2 mornings 4 dives
PADI Scuba Diver
Theory 1⁄2 day, Pool 1⁄2 day, Boat 1 morning 2 dives
Discover Scuba Diving
Theory + Pool 1⁄2 day, Boat 1 morning 2 dives
PADI Advanced Courses
Include PADI Nitrox Specialty for just $150
Open Water + Advanced Courses
Boat – 2-3 mornings 5 dives
Advanced + PPB (Buoyancy) Specialty
Boat – 3 mornings 6 dives
Specialty Courses from
PADI Specialty Courses including: Project AWARE, Fish ID, Naturalist, PPB, Nitrox, Equipment, Deep, Digital Photography, Navigation, Search + Recovery, Night, VN Nudibranch, Vietnam Diver, Multi-Level/Computer, Compressor.
Due to the extortionate cost of importing PADI Manuals into Vietnam, we suggest that you purchase your Specialty Manual and study before arriving. Order from your local PADI Divecentre. Details from PADI
Theory 1 day, Pool 1 day, Boat 2 mornings
Theory, Pool + Boat: 2 weeks-3 months
Theory, Pool + Boat – 2 weeks
Phu Quoc Information
- About Phu Quoc
- Where to eat
- Where to stay
- Getting there
- A day with Rainbow Divers
- Common sightings
- Meet the Staff
The Diving here is easy + safe!
Phu Quoc holds peace and quiet in abundance and the whole point of being here is to relax and take it easy. As such activities here are limited. However, after much head scratching and selecting, here are our thought’s on the best things to do on the island.
Sao Beach/Kem Beach – Perhaps one of the best stretches of beach in all of South East-Asia. White soft sand and crystal marine water. Sao Beach has a couple of restaurants equipped with numerous hammocks where you can chill the day away. Sao Beach is the tourist choice for beaches, however if you’re brave and don’t get caught by the military try to get to Kem Beach, the same only better!
Waterfalls – When it’s hot and the sand is burning your feet then head to the falls. These do tend to run seasonally, so don’t expect more than a trickle during the dry season, but bordering the wet season (before or after) they can be come torrents and well worth a little paddle
If you book Diving thru your Hotel, please ensure you insist on Rainbow Divers. Some of the Hotel staff receive commissions from other divecentres to ‘divert’ your booking. If in doubt, contact us directly!
Journey time to Northern dive sites takes around 1 hour 30 minutes, to the South journeys take around 2 hours 30 minutes. On board you will receive a boat briefing introducing you to your PADI Professional for the day and they in turn will give you full equipment and dive or snorkel briefings for the sites we will visit.
Once at the dive site we will gear up for your in-water adventure; be it diving, snorkelling, or participating in any one of the PADI courses we have available through our 5 Star IDC Centre.
During your surface intervals we will move the boat to another location. During this time you can relax on the sun deck, help yourself to drinking water and/or some exotic freshly prepared fruit. During your break your equipment will be readied for your next dive by your guide. After your break jump back in to the warm waters around Phu Quoc for another adventure.
After diving/snorkelling to the South, we serve a freshly prepared hot cooked Vietnamese lunch on the boat during your return journey. We typically return to harbour at approximately 1pm from the North or 5:00pm from the South. On the return journey your Divemaster or Instructor will help you to fill in your log books along with going through our on board FISH ID books. Once we have arrived back at the harbour you will be transferred back to the Divecentre.
• Cuttle Fish
• (Huge) Blue Ringed Angle Fish
• Bamboo Sharks
• Blue Spotted Rays
• Giant Puffer Fish
• Tall Fin Bat Fish
• and more...
Rare, But There....
• Frog Fish
• Sea Snakes