Scuba Dive Experience
Scuba Diving for the first time!
Ever wondered what it’s like to breath underwater? Thinking about becoming a diver, but not sure? Con Dao is an ideal place to start! Peaceful, quiet and picturesque. No roaring jet skis to worry about or hordes of tourists – just a few lazy fishing boats heading out for their catch. Explore Vietnam’s underwater heritage in the country’s premier marine park. We offer introductory dive experiences and scuba dive beginner courses, with an experienced PADI professional. From try dives to certified open water divers, we have something start you on your underwater adventure.
If you’re really not sure about diving, but would like to see what all the fuss is about, then a “try dive” is an ideal first time experience. You will learn the basics about your equipment and diving, and then dive with a PADI instructor to a maximum of 6 meters. The instructor will have contact with you throughout your whole dive and control where you go. You just look around and enjoy the marine life! Stunning corals and a myriad of tropical reef fish around the islands clear shallow waters will leave you wondering why you haven’t done this before!
2 Try Dives – 3,360,000 VND ($160)
1 Try Dive – 1,890,000 VND ($90)
*please note that ocean try dives are available for ages 10+. Ages 8-10 can partake in pool try dives.
Discover Scuba Diving
If you feel more confident about your first time diving, but don’t want to take the full PADI Open Water course, then PADI Discover Scuba Diving is for you. To begin with, one of our instructors will take you to the pool and teach you the basics about your equipment. Then practice some skills and get you used to the water scuba gear. Then you will take two ocean dives, with your PADI instructor, to a maximum of 12 meters. For this the instructor does not need to have contact with you, you are free to dive unassisted. You will also earn a Discover Scuba Diving certification that is valid for one year and the program may count towards your PADI open water course, putting you one step ahead of the game if you do decide to go for it!
Discover Scuba Diving – 4,200,000 VND ($200)
*please note, to participate in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving you must be aged 10yrs or older. Ocean try dives are available for ages 10+.
All prices are per person and include all equipment, instructor, Marine Park entry fee and refreshments (to the near islands fruit and water is provided, on longer journeys to the mid and far islands full lunch is provided). We accept cash (Vietnamese Dong, Euro or USD), all major credit cards and PayPal.
PADI Medical Form
All those wishing to partake in try dives or Discover Scuba Diving must complete the standard PADI medical form before diving. (click the link below to view)
If the answer is YES to ANY of the questions, please print out the form and see a doctor BEFORE travelling to Con Dao. You must obtain medical certification that it is safe for you to dive. We cannot do this on the island. If your answers are all NO’s, that’s fine – we can complete the medical form when you get here.
Also please note that when diving in Con Dao we require divers to be covered via insurance for diving, and emergency evacuation due to the remoteness of the island and limited medical facilities. If this is not already covered by your travel insurance policy, we recommend DAN (Divers Alert Network) for their cover.
Visit www.danasiapacific.org for more information.
Con Dao Dive Center Vietnam | Scuba Dive Experience
Bar200 (near the market)
Khu 7, Vo Thi Sau, Con Son Island, Con Dao, Ba Ria
Tel: +84 (0) 903 700 8483
Hotline: +84 (0) 128 520 0224
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