Try Dive and Discover Scuba Diving

A quick introduction to the underwater world without any official qualifications

try dive

Have you always thought about trying scuba diving to see what all the fuss is about? Then a try dive might be the best option for you.

This is a quick introduction to the underwater world without any official qualifications. You are literally trying before you dive. A qualified instructor will come with you to make sure you get maximum enjoyment from your first scuba dive. A Try Dive can help you save time and money by finding out in advance if you like diving.

Try Dive is limited to maximum depth of 6 meters and 20 minutes each dive.

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 teach you the basics about your equipment. Then practice some skills and get you used to the water and scuba gear. Then you will take two ocean dives, with your PADI instructor, to a maximum of 12 meters. You are free to dive freely under close supervision of the instructor.

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 is limited to maximum depth of 12 meters and 40 minutes each dive.

What's the difference?

Try Dive


Dive Time

20 minutes

40 minutes

Maximum Depth

6 meters

12 meters

Instructor Supervision

1 on 1, direct control over dive equipments, depth and swimming direction

1 on 2 or 3, close control, freely swim underwater


*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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All those wishing to partake in Try Dives or Discover Scuba Diving must complete the PADI medical form before diving. Click here to view the form.

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.


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.


3,700,000 VND
  • Standard equipments
  • Speedboat from the harbor
  • Snack and drinking water
  • Professional dive instructor


4,500,000 VND
  • Standard equipments
  • Speedboat from the harbor
  • Snack and drinking water
  • Professional dive instructor

Frequently Asked Questions

The main reason is because we can only use speedboat to go diving in Con Dao. Due to the limited space on the speedboat (for passengers and diving equipment), we can only take maximum 5 divers and some snorkelers per trip which in turn make the price more expensive.

We don’t offer hotel pick-up because the town in Con Dao is very small. The harbor is 15-20 minutes walking from most hotel.

If you stay in Six Sense or Poulo Condor, we can arrange transfer for you with an extra fee of 300,000VND.

Please click here for direction to the harbor

Our boat will leave at 7:30am – 8:00am depends on season. We will inform you the time when you make the booking.

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).

We can offer afternoon diving trip staring from 1:30pm and finish at around 5:30pm.

Night Dive in Con Dao is currently unavailable due to local government’s restriction.

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Con Dao Dive Center 

Booking Office:
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Tel – Whatsapp: 

Office: +84 987  1000 88 (Xuan)


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Working Time: 07:30am to 8:00pm

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