Bom (Mong Tay) Island – General information – Phu Quoc Guide – Phu Quoc Map:
With coordinates 9°54’28.6’’ North latitude, 104°01’20.8’’ East longitude, Bom Island or Mong Tay Island is located in the South of Southern Fingernail (Hon Xuong) Island (Click to see) and correspondingly in the Southeast of Dam Ngang (Gam Ghi) Island (Click to see). This is a deserted island without any beach on the island and it is an ideal place for snorkeling and diving also, with the average depth is around 4 – 5 m, particularly some spots are about 10 m, very ideal for those who are capable of freely diving. The appropriate period of time to visit the main spots of the coral reef here is from October to the end of April or the Dry season of Phu Quoc as well because the main spots of coral reefs are located at the West side of the island and will not be being affected by Northeast monsoon during Dry season. Bom (Mong Tay) Island possesses a rich marine ecology, is home to both hard and soft corals. (Check out Phu Quoc weather in detail here). Check out our itinerary which includes Bom Island as one of the snorkeling spots.
Bom (Mong Tay) Island – Geography – Phu Quoc Guide – Phu Quoc Map:
It just takes one minute to reach the island from either Dam Ngang (Gam Ghi) Island or Southern Fingernail (Hon Xuong) Island. In the photo above we define two spots of snorkeling of Bom (Mong Tay) Island and the photo below is another scene of spots A1 and A2.
These two spots are located at the West side of Bom (Mong Tay) Island and especially spot A2 therefore it will not be affected by Northeast monsoon during Dry season. And lucky for us spot A2 is the most beautiful spot of Bom (Mong Tay) Island and it is also the usual destination of scuba diving boats. The average depth is about 4 – 5 m within 3 m of the island and 7 – 10 m within 5 m of the island.
Bom (Mong Tay) Island – Phu Quoc Coral reefs – Things to do in Phu Quoc Island:
This is a panoramic view of the spot A2 of Bom (Mong Tay) Island. It normally takes about 1 hour to explore off coral reefs at this spot. Under the tranquil blue water is home to a vast variety of different types of coral including both hard and soft coral and especially you can get close to large Golden Anemone Reef (Click to see). The three photos below captured at spot A2 in Bom (Mong Tay) Island. Check out Phu Quoc Coral Reefs at here.
In order to admire the beauty of coral in Bom (Mong Tay) Island sometime, you should dive down to get another view of coral. You will find out the existence of Massive coral at the depth of 5 m.
Some spots you will see a large area of Gold Leather corals as below, the one below is the Phu Quoc Coral Covered Canyon
And if you are capable of diving just 3 m – 4 m you will be approaching Phu Quoc Yellow Nephtha Coral Covered Cliff – Things to do in Phu Quoc
At some spots, you can take these kinds of photo – Something to do in Phu Quoc
In all sincerity, Bom (Mong Tay) Island is really coral heaven for those who are capable of free-diving. You can enjoy free-dive at easy.
Bom (Mong Tay) Island – Tips for experience:
The average depth when you swim over this area is about 3 – 5 m, particularly some spots are 7 – 10 m then in exploring this spot please:
- Swimming at slow speed to stay away from corals at a safe distance
- Paying attention to the front (you may get stuck or find out no way to escape)
- Swimming around the Coral Mountain instead of swimming across (on some high tide days, it is possible to swim across the Coral Mountain)
- Should use flipper if you are able to freely dive
- Don’t stand on any rock-like objects because they are probably Massive coral