Known as a premier marine park, Con Dao offers a unique opportunity to explore the amazing variety of underwater life. With depth ranging from 5 to 20 meters (20 to 70 feet), Con Dao is the best destination for recreational diving in Vietnam. Explore the untouched and pristine corals of Con Dao Islands, take photos of turtles, rays, cobia, giant barracuda, batfish and small bamboo sharks, as well as a whole host of tropical reef fishes which you won’t see elsewhere in the country.
Perhaps you want to watch the stunning sunset from the boat, then gear up in the late afternoon for a night dive. Life on the reef changes at night, some fishes sleep while others come out to hunt. So night dive is the ideal to see bamboo sharks and other marine life that stay hidden during the day.
With over 340 species of hard and soft corals teeming with a colorful array of marine life, Con Dao is considered one of the best examples of marine conservation in Vietnam. Home to a high level of biodiversity, the island boasts 1,400 recorded marine species. One of the best way to experience the turquoise waters around Con Dao and explore its exotic marine life is snorkeling, which is obviously subject to weather conditions so advance reservation is suggested.