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Are you traveling to Phu Quoc? You want to explore the undersea ecosystem and see the most beautiful coral reefs in Vietnam, don’t you?

We recommend that you try OnBird’s snorkeling experience. Traveling to Phu Quoc in the rainy season is still chosen by tourists because of the outstanding advantages. Let’s follow the article to know how to experience Snorkeling in the rainy season.



Snorkeling is a kind of diving with snorkel, which is suitable for all ages, even children. Even if you don’t know how to swim, you can also join this activity. There is no limit to the number of participants from individuals, couples to groups of friends and families. Read the different points between Snorkeling and Scuba Diving to know why many tourists enjoy this activity.

4 difference between Snorkeling vs. Scuba diving that you may don’t know



Located in a tropical climate, Phu Quoc has two distinct seasons: the rainy season and the dry one. In the dry season from October to April, the sunny weather, negligible rainfall along the gentle water, all of which make an ideal time for snorkeling tours. The rest of the time is the rainy season, the weather is changeable and unpredictable, you can completely feel the weather sunny and fresh, but sometimes there are sudden rains. Read the article below to get updated on the latest weather details and choose the right time and area to participate in diving in Phu Quoc.

Phu Quoc Weather – The best times for sea activities in Phu Quoc



During the rainy season, you probably experience meet many different types of weather, which directly determine whether to engage in snorkeling at that time. Even though it’s best to snorkel on sunny days, it’s faỉr enough to do your snorkels on not-so-beautiful days after checking the weather forecast and have consultancies from experienced snorkelers or reliable tour operators. A tour to conquer the sea combined with snorkeling at Coral Mountain, Shallow Reef or the Four season reef in a private itinerary on a speedboat is very reasonable.

Phu Quoc Coral Mountain at Crystal Reef - Phu Quoc Distinct & Touristy-avoiding Snorkeling Tour
Phu Quoc Coral Mountain at Crystal Reef – Phu Quoc Distinct & Touristy-avoiding Snorkeling Tour


1. Light rain
Don’t worry about your snorkeling plan when the weather forecast at the time of your travel is rainy. It comes and goes very quickly in light rain, which doesn’t affect the flow, temperature, and visibility underwater. If you have good skills, snorkeling in deeper waters will not affect you much. In addition, your Phu Quoc snorkeling experience can be more alluring and bustling because light rain carries large amounts of food-rich silt and re-circulates oxygen into the water at a faster rate than usual, turning the marine life more lively. 


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Snorkeling in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam


2. The cloudy weather

The snorkeling experience combines many factors such as the scenery under the sea, the clarity, and smoothness of the seawater, light, etc. Although the lack of light makes coral reefs and marine life less vibrant when it’s cloudy, the unique feature of Snorkeling is that you are not only looking at the creatures that you can weave through the coral reefs to discover the beauty of shellfish, crabs, anemones,…It seems disappointing when you have less unimpressive photos, but you can use some color tricks of the photo editing applications to achieve the level you want. 🙂

The important thing is your experience when you can immerse yourself in the calmness and splendor of the ocean.

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In the light rains or cloudy weather, we can definitely go snorkeling and see many kinds of coral species. This is Massive Coral at Crystal reef – Phu Quoc island


  1. Prolonged and heavy rain

There are times of heavy rain accompanied by strong winds, usually from July to September. It’s bad for shallow waters when the water can be stirred from the seabed making the water cloudy and hard to visibility. It becomes more difficult to float and keep the snorkel working properly because of the prolonged and heavy rain. Moreover, the water will become cold and uncomfortable during immersion. Therefore, you should avoid snorkeling to ensure safety at this time.



We always care about the holistic experiences and safety of our guests on each snorkeling journey.  Our tours which are combined with snorkeling activity are always carefully researched in advance to advise our guests on what’s suitable snorkeling/ free-diving spots according to the weather, water flow, current conditions… all factors which can affect the snorkeling process.

Here are some pics and reviews from our guests joining us on rainy days.

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“We met a tropical squall when we were enjoying 2nd snorkeling, and it was our best moment during this trip.
We were getting rained on in the sea. Just fantastic.”

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After all, the best time for snorkeling is sunny weather, clear skies, and calm waters. But life doesn’t always go so perfectly. You need to have an accurate assessment of the weather or refer to Onbird’s suggestions so that you can choose the right place for your snorkeling plan in Phu Quoc in the rainy season.

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