The Best Diving In Cambodia

Cambodia, well-known for its rich cultural history and tourist attractions, among them is the most remarkable Angkor Complex, also has more than 443km of coastline, with plenty of beautiful beaches along the Gulf of Thailand.

Aside from the coastline, this Southwest Asian country also has around 60 islands, surrounded by blue water, colourful marine life, diving is an interesting activity in this country.

Then, once you decide to have some days off on islands and have some dives, which is the best time for this activity.

If you want to go scuba diving in Cambodia, you can go any time of the year. However, it is better to dive during the dry season, from November to May. Also, you should always check the weather conditions of the specific location you are planning to go diving, to make sure the weather is favourable.

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The cost of scuba diving in Cambodia is quite different, depending on the location you choose, but it will be worth your money. So, book your trip to Cambodia and take part in these passionate water sport activities.

Let us recommend Some of the best places for diving in Cambodia, chosen by many foreign tourists.

Koh Tang – Sihanoukville 

Koh Tang

Koh Tang, also called Tang Island, is the biggest in an archipelago off the shore of Sihanoukville Province in the Gulf of Thailand. The island is about 52 km off the southwest coast of Cambodia.

It is one of the very famous areas in Cambodia known for its bustling and rich coastal life. The clear water of the beaches here makes the diving experience more fascinating.

By enjoying a snorkelling adventure to explore the underwater world, visitors will have the opportunity to see the fish and other crustaceans in this sea. That is why Koh Tang is rated as the best scuba diving spot in Cambodia.

Koh Pring - Sihanoukville

Koh Pring is the largest island of a tiny archipelago of 3 islands (Koh Pring, Koh Doung and Koh Trangol), locates 64 km off the coastal city of Sihanoukville.

Scuba diving to see the ocean world in Sihanoukville is a great experience that you cannot miss when coming to Cambodia. You can even dive further at Shark Point to see black reef sharks and whale sharks if you visit in December. In addition to the great diving opportunities available here, two sandy beaches, fresh breeze and crystal water is a great place for travellers to relax and spend time with family.

Koh Rong Samloem – Sihanoukville

Ko rong samloem

Not only a peaceful place for a beach break, but Koh Rong Samloem is also considered as one of the best diving places in Cambodia. There are many diving service centres offer scuba diving courses. At Koh Rong Samloen there are some perfect diving spots such as Nudibranch Paradise, home to small octopus, eels, pufferfish and many other marine creatures, wait for your exploration.

Koh Rong – Sihanoukville

Koh Rong Cambodia

Not far from Koh Rong Samloem, diving in Koh Rong Island also brings great experiences, where you will find diverse and strange marine lives. The island offers deep and shallow dive sites. Many tourists tell each other that when diving in Koh Rong Cambodia, you should choose the last one. This place has large rocks forming a beautiful landscape and is home to many marine creatures.

Koh Ta Kiev - Sihanoukville

This smaller island is still remote and mostly unexplored. It is an hour driving from Sihanoukville toward the South, with extremely romantic and peaceful sandy beaches. The dense forest and sparse population are the reasons why Koh Ta Kiev becomes a pristine sea with abundant marine life, including small-sized fishes such as goby fish and snout...

Koh Sdach Islands (King Island) - Koh Kong

Koh Sdach Island, locates about 1.5 km far from the coast of Botum Sakor national park, in Kiri Sakor, Koh Kong province, in the Gulf of Thailand. The island is part of a small 12-island archipelago, all in relative proximity to each other and the mainland. Most of the islands are uninhabited, so there are many areas still pristine and peaceful, then infrastructure less developed in comparison with other islands.

There are two beaches on the island, one to the south and one to the west.

Koh Kong Island - Koh Kong Province

Although its small size in comparison with other famous places for diving activities, Koh Kong still has its attraction. This island is a top choice for those who do not like crowded. The most prominent one is Koh Kong - the western diving area where you can see giant parrotfish and colourful corals, while the southern diving point is the place to bring great diving and to discover the strange blue-spotted stingrays that you can only see through books and movies.

Koh Tas – Koh Kong Province

Koh Tas, located in Koh Kong province, is an underdeveloped island. However, this place also has a pretty attractive coral reef that is definitely worth your visit. The most beautiful diving spots locate in the west and the south of the island. In the west, there are many species of fish, such as large sea bass and anemone. The main island is small, which means you can explore all in a few hours.

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