Con Dao

Vietnam’s Best Scuba Destination


Con Dao has 25 dive sites to choose from. Over the past 9 years the team at Con Dao Dive Center, have explored all of the many islands and reefs that the archipelago has to offer, & can always recommend the best places to dive during your stay.

Sometimes the weather, or the time of year you are visiting, can determine which dive sites we visit. Or maybe you are here for a multiple dive trip vacation and wish to see more of what the island has to offer. Contact us for more information about the best dive sites to visit, at which time of year. Our prices are all one rate to all islands.

Con Dao Dive Sites offer depths of up to 21+ meters, for recreational divers and shallow areas for snorkelers and beginners. We run a daily two-dive trip for divers and snorkelers, departing the harbour at 8am. Journey time to the numerous dive sites ranges from 15mins to 1hr 20 mins. We also offer multiple dive trips and trips from our private speedboat. We can customize any aspect of your dive trip to suit you – contact us for more information.


Freediving, free-diving, free diving, breath-hold diving, or skin diving is a form of underwater diving that relies on breath-holding until resurfacing rather than the use of breathing apparatus such as scuba gear. Besides the limits of breath-hold, immersions in water and exposure to high ambient pressure also have physiological effects that limit the depths and duration possible in freediving. Examples of freediving activities are traditional fishing techniques, competitive and non-competitive freediving, competitive and non-competitive spear fishing and freediving photography, synchronized swimming, underwater football, underwater rugby, underwater hockey, underwater target shooting and snorkeling. There are also a range of “competitive apnea” disciplines; in which competitors attempt to attain great depths, times, or distances on a single breath. Historically, the term free diving was also used to refer to scuba diving, due to the freedom of movement compared with surface supplied diving.



*7:00am: Meet up at the harbor. Click here for harbor’s location.

Boat will take 15-20 minutes to reach the first dive site.

Dive briefing at the dive site. Kit up and enter the water.

*8:45am: Proceed to second dive site

Enjoy refreshment while doing our surface interval (around 40 minutes).**

Kit up and enter the water for the second dive.

*11:30am: Arrive at the harbor. Trip finish.



_Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat


*Time in the schedule might change due to various reasons (weather/boat/…).

*We can also provide afternoon speedboat dive starts from 1:30pm to around 5:30pm.

**Lunch is not included in the trip as our trip only takes half a day. We do have refreshment onboard (fruits, chocolate, snack drinking water).

Please note that when diving in Con Dao, we highly recommend 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.

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Divers should not ascend to a high altitude within 12 hours of completing a single dive or 18 hours after doing multiple dives (whenever possible, wait 24 hours).


For more information and pricing on multiple dive trip packages and private speedboat trips please contact us.

We offer discounts for multiple dives, group bookings and our students. Contact us for more details on discounts and pricing.

*all prices include 10% tax and all marine park fees.


For certified divers
3,700,000 VND
  • Standard equipments
  • Speedboat from the harbor
  • Snack and drinking water
  • Professional dive guides


For certified and experienced divers
(Minimum 2 divers)
3,600,000 VND
  • Scuba Diving Equipment
  • Transport from Tourist Pier to Dive site
  • Snack and drinking water
  • Professional dive guides
  • Porter

Frequently Asked Questions

Till now, Con Dao is connected to mainland by flights and passenger boats. There is no Ferry. All equipments, spare parts, fuel, food… must be transported by cargo boats which is quite pricy.
Con Dao is well reserved which makes renting and food more expensive than main land and other islands.
Very few late night entertaining possibility also makes our staff bored (and therefore it’s kind of hard and expensive to recruit).

We don’t offer hotel pick-up because the town in Con Dao is very small. The Tourist Pier is 15-20 minutes from most hotels.
Round trip transfer for
– Six Senses can be arranged with an extra fee of 400,000VND for a 4 seater and 800,000VND for a 16 seater.
– Poulo Condor or Orsen can be arranged with an extra fee of 600,000VND for a 4 seater and 1,000,000VND for a 16 seater.

We will meet you at 7.45AM at the TOURIST PIER
Our team will wear Con Dao Dive Center rash guards

Lunch is not included in the trip as our trip only takes half a day. We do have refreshment onboard (fruits, chocolate, snacks, drinking water).

Do you have other trips?
We can offer Shore Dives and Night Dives.

You can consider to do Shore Dives.

Try Dive and Discover Scuba Diving

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.


Con Dao Dive Center  Booking Office: Phạm Văn Đồng Street, Khu 7, Côn Đảo Whatsapp/Zalo: Office: +84 987 1000 88 – Xuan +84 975 947 685 – Thai Email:  [email protected] Working Time: 07:30am to 8:00pm We aim to reply to you within 24hrs of receiving your inquiry – if you have not had a reply please check your spam folder. If you still haven’t had a reply from us then please re-send or contact us via facebook or any of the contact numbers shown above.