Although diving in Cambodia is not popular as some neighbor countries like Thailand, it still is favorite dive spots of many travellers around the world.
Diving in Cambodia
Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Cambodia’s tropical waters are teeming with marine life and colorful reefs. This scuba destination has a reputation for its tropical islands, a variety of fish species and a range of diving environments to suit every diver.
The beauty of Cambodia is the wealth of diving sites that this destination has to offer. Aside from the amazing underwater locations, the Cambodian topside has a range of beautiful destinations including Angkor Wat. The country also has a rich history and culture, as well as gorgeous white sandy beaches and jungles to discover. From the famous beachside town Sihanoukville there are a range of diving sites to suit divers of all skill levels. It is from this beach town that you can chose to explore a few of the dive spots located near the stunning islands, or even better – immerse yourself in a diving experience for a few days on a liveaboard. From tiny seahorses to huge whalesharks, the marine life in Cambodian waters is incredible.
Top dive sites
- Koh Rong and Koh Rong Saloem – These two islands are surrounded by amazing dive sites. From Sihanoukville it will usually take about two hours to reach these islands. The range of marine diversity at these locations is incredible and includes the curious cobia fish, scorpion fish, stingrays, seastars, and nudibranch. Top dive sites around these islands include Secret Garden, Cobia Point, Rocky Bay and Nudibranch Heaven.
- Koh Kon (Koh Koun) – Located between the two larger islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem, Koh Kon is a smaller island with two primary dive sites. The western dive site is filled with colorful coral, large parrot fish, box fish and large schools of yellow goatfish. The southern dive site is shallower and is a popular spot for night diving where cat sharks, blue spotted rays and a range of eels dwell.