Can you scuba dive in Cambodia?

Is Cambodia good for diving?

Cambodia has a reputation for its tropical islands, a variety of fish species and a range of diving environments. The beauty of Cambodia is the wealth of diving sites that this destination has to offer. From tiny seahorses to huge whale sharks, the marine life is incredible.

Where can I dive in Cambodia?

The main diving areas in Cambodia are around the nearer islands like Koh Rong, Koh Rong Saloem and Koh Koun (Kon) – which are good for macro diving. Further north is Koh Totang in the Koh S’Dach Archipelago. The best dives are further out – Koh Tang and Koh Prins and the more distant Poulo Wai.

Is it legal to scuba dive anywhere?

If you can get to and from the water you can dive just about anyplace you might want to, unless there’s a posted rule otherwise. Make sure you know enough about the site; current, surge, boat traffic, pollution, navigation hazards, etc. to keep yourself safe.

Is there sharks in Cambodia?

One shark species, namely whale shark (Rhincodon typus), is included in the list of endangered species of Cambodia. Development of the National Plan of Action on Conservation and Management of Shark (NPOA-Shark) is also underway.

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What do scuba divers do?

Scuba diving is a form of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in order to breathe below the water’s surface. Divers usually carry oxygen filled tanks on their back while they swim.

Is diving in Vietnam any good?

As Vietnam is a relatively new destination for divers there are many areas of unspoilt diving. One place where divers congregate is the beach resort of Nha Trang, and its nearby islands like the marine reserve Ho Mun. Another marine reserve, and widely reputed to be the best diving in Vietnam, is Con Dao.

Is it illegal to scuba dive without certification?

It is not illegal to dive without certification, but no reputable dive center or club would allow someone to dive with them without first being certified to scuba dive. … It’s not that diving is difficult, it just requires a specific set of skills.

How deep can you scuba without certification?

The short, super long answer is… as an Open Water certified diver you are qualified to dive “independently” (with a buddy of course), without a certified professional guiding you, to 18m/60ft. This is why we recommend continuing your scuba education and going on more dives.