Senses Diving Con Dao is a PADI Dive Resort, providing diving and snorkeling, trekking and tours to all visitors to the island. We are a small independent company, originally created to meet the demand for a high level of service and professionalism in Scuba Diving, for the Six Senses Resort (hence the name “Senses Diving”). Operated by PADI professionals that have been diving the islands for over 3 years and with over 35 years of experience between them, we guarantee the highest standard of safety in diving and snorkeling experiences in Con Dao.
We pride ourselves on providing a unique diving and holiday experience for all visitors to Con Dao. Whether you are an experienced diver, beginner or just want to explore this stunning untouched island, we offer a safe, professional service with the personal touch. We can help and advise you get the most out of your stay and fully enjoy all that Con Dao has to offer, from its colourful history to trekking in the stunning evergreen forests, or where to find that “desert island” deserted beach – as well as diving, and full range of PADI Courses and snorkeling trips.
We are now serving food! Senses Diving have now opened a dive center/cafe/lounge in the heart of Con Dao. “Bar200″ is our new base, offering diving, snorkeling, great Italian coffee, ice cold beers, wines, cool drinks, authentic pizzas, toasties, salads, tourist information, great music…. and so much more! Bar200 and Senses Diving is located just next to the main market – come and say hi!
Photography and Environment
Here at Senses Diving, we have been privileged to have two inspirational people with us for the past 8 months. Scott Trageser (herpetologist, PADI Divemaster and professional photographer) and Ash Wisco (Marine Biologist, PADI Instructor and professional photographer) have been helping to categorise the islands unique and stunning flora and fauna. Their passion and drive for conservation on Con Dao has been infectious with all that have met them. Working with the local community, schools, National Park, CHANGE VN and The Biodiversity Group, they have helped to better the conservation efforts here. By documenting the astounding marine and coral diversity, new reptiles and amphibians, they have been educating and inspiring people on the island, to appreciate the natural world right here on their doorstep. You will see some of their wonderful photography from Con Dao on this website, and more on their own websites, from Vietnam and around the world – check them out! – http://www.naturestills.com and http://www.ashwiscophotography.com
The Biodiversity Group and PEEK Project…
Senses Diving would like to thank The Biodiversity Group and Ray Naylor from the American State Department in Ho Chi Minh City for their fantastic Biodiversity PEEK (Photography Educating & Empowering Kids) project in Con Dao. We are privileged to be involved in this project, that teaches children from the island about their own environment. By taking local children trekking, snorkeling, diving, on clean ups and teaching them about the wildlife on their own doorstep, they can directly see the impact (good and bad) that we can all have on the environment. We strongly believe that this is the best way to improve awareness and ensure change for future generations. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” See more photos in our gallery. To learn more about The Biodiversity Group and how you can help, or if you would like to join us on the next “expedition”, see their website www.biodiversitygroup.org or contact us.
“we had a wonderful time on Con Dao and Senses Diving contributed to that, not just with the incredible diving trip. Highly recommended!” – Ma Litta, Austria
“The snorkelling was a highlight of our whole trip to Vietnam. Can’t recommend this small friendly team enough for helping you arrange a dive trip or just having a chat and a cold beer!” – Tam, UK