Best destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling in Mekong Delta.
Today we are going to find best destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling in Mekong Delta – Vietnam. That is also the questions we usually get asked by our visitors and customers. First of all, we want to be clear that there are many nice beaches in Mekong Delta. Many of them are great for photography and there are many beautiful fishing village in Mekong Delta. But not many are qualified for scuba diving and snorkeling because most of them are shoal and water is not clear or no coral reefs to see fish there. But don’t worry, In this article, we will help you to find some beautiful destinations just for scuba diving and snorkeling in Mekong Delta. We will go one by one and in no specific order. We will put it randomly below. We’d like to go with Phu Quoc island first.
1/ Phu Quoc island:
Phu Quoc island has been a very popular destination long time ago. It’s the largest island in Vietnam and in this entire region. Phu Quoc island is a good destination for your vacation as well as for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusias. The water there is crystal clear and so green. standing on a boat you can see fish swimming below water and you can even see ocean floor below. There are many beautiful coral reefs in Phu Quoc island where is home to many speicies. If you love scuba diving or snorkeling, Phu Quoc island should be on your list.
There are some foreigners open scuba diving services in Phu Quoc island. You can join them to explore Phu Quoc island in a new way. Don’t forget to get a waterproof camera with you to take beautiful underwater photos with you. By the way, Phu Quoc island is also a great place for photographers who love taking underwater photography.
How to get there:
You can fly from Sai Gon to Phu Quoc island. If you want to take a ferry, you have to get to Rach Gia City. From there, take a ferry to get to Phu Quoc island. It takes about 2 and a half an hour to get to Phu Quoc island from Rach Gia City. We have some video on youtube which give you enough information for your trip.
2/ Son Island (Hon Son).
Son island is a beautiful island just like Phu Quoc island. Son island have beautiful sandy beach. Water is so clear and green. But son island is not developed for tourists yet so there are just 3 guest houses there. If you want to go there, must ask a local agent to help to arrange room, motorbike rental, and boat rental for your scuba diving or snorkeling trip. There is no scuba diving or snorkeling services there. If you love scuba diving, you have to get your own gear there. You must avoid travel to Son island during weekend or National Holidays because the island will be full of local tourists.
There are many beautiful coral reefs in Son island. You can see them just from a main street. Son island is also a great destination for seascape and landscape photography in Mekong Delta.
how to get there:
- There is no flight to Son island at the moment.
- You have to get to Rach Gia City and take a ferry to get to son island.
- It takes 2 hours to get to Son island from Rach Gia City.
3/ Nam Du island :
Nam Du island is one of the most beautiful islands in Vietnam and it’s one of the best destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling in Vietnam.
Nam Du has been developed for tourists recently. There are many improvement compared to the past 3 years. There are some nice hotels there. The water is beautiful and super clear just like Phu Quoc island and Son island but lack of scuba diving service in Nam Du island. I think some foreigners will open Scuba diving in Nam Du island soon. The best way to get around Nam Du island is by boat. You can also rent a motorbike to get around the island. If you are scuba diving and snorkeling enthusias, you must get your own gear to the island just like Son island.
There are some beautiful fishing village in Nam Du island. If you love photography, Nam Du island is a great destination for you to shoot landscape photography, people portrait, seascape photography, and of course underwater photography.
How to get there:
- Just like Son island, there is not flight to the island at the moment.
- You have to get to Rach Gia City and get ferry ticket to get to Nam Du island.
- Hotel rooms must be booked in advance.
If you have any questions, please let us know.