One of only two Marine National Parks in the country, Con Dao is a 16 island archipelago situated 180 kilometers off the Southeast coast of Vietnam.
The island was used as a penal colony by the French up until 1975. Con Dao has largely escaped the exploitation and destructive fishing that have been the fate of other reefs in Vietnam and is considered one of the best examples of marine conservation in the country.
With over 1,000 hectares of stunning coral reefs teeming with a colourful array of marine life Con Dao supports a high level of biodiversity and over 1300 marine species have been identified so far.
Con Dao's sea grass meadows support a small population of globally endangered dugong, there are also resident hawksbill turtles that nest on the islands and even playful dolphins. In years to come this area will become one of the countries premier dive spots. We will be updating this page as and when we receive more infomation on scuba dive sites at Con Dao.