With a number of accessible yet removed beaches, a vast supply of aquatic wildlife and conditions that can allow for calm, crystal water, Con Dao is one of the better spots to snorkel in Vietnam. When the waves are choppy and the current strong, it may not be worth going out, but wait for a nice day and be rewarded with a peak into life under the sea. The best snorkelling is done off the smaller islands in the archipelago, away from the current.
Held to be one of the best dive spots in Vietnam, Con Dao’s scuba diving does not have many operators, but a variety of dive sites makes up for the lack of infrastructure. Choose between sunset dives, night dives, shipwrecks and simple day trips into the deep blue. The three most reliable outfitters are Rainbow Divers, Con Dao Dive Center and Dive! Dive! Dive!