NORTH-EAST CORAL REEF – A CORAL CITY IN THE SOUTH OF PHU QUOC ISLAND

Snorkeling & diving in Phu Quoc Island - Northeast Coral Reef

1. Phu Quoc North-east Coral Reef Overview 

Being likened the coral city of South Phu Quoc Island, the Northeast coral reef is one of the most beautiful coral reefs in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam with a great variety of coral species. Located 16 Km from the south of Phu Quoc Island, the North-east Coral Reef is one of the most difficult-to-access coral reefs in Phu Quoc in a year due to its geographical position, which is frequently influenced by currents and waves. With a depth of 1 – 8m along with a high species diversity of hard corals and soft corals, creating a diverse coral population that growth into a miniature coral city. (Read more about other coral reefs as well as snorkeling & scuba diving spots in Phu Quoc Island).

 

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A British travel blogger enjoying his underwater snorkeling at North-east Coral Reef, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

 

2. Types of corals in the Phu Quoc North-East Coral Reef:

From our observations on snorkeling and diving trip to Northeast Coral Reef, we find that there are about 18 different species of coral:

Finger coral, toadstool coral, flowerpot coral, pillar and plate coral, cauliflower coral, lettuce coral, table coral, brain coral, stony coral, mushroom coral, bushy coral, stag horn coral, plate leaf coral, cactus coral, leaf coral, button coral, fan coral…

Snorkeling & diving in Phu Quoc Island - Northeast Coral Reef
A male British tourists watch the Finger Leather Coral at the Northeast coral reef, Phu Quoc, Vietnam

A special thing of the North-east coral reef is that snorkelers and divers will see gardens of large-size corals such as 1.5 – 3-meter-wide table corals, pillar and plate coral garden which is 4 – 5m across or sea anemone gardens growth at a depth of 2m – 5m, flowerpot gardens cover an area of 6 – 8 square meters. At the depth of 3 – 6 you find large tube sponges surrounded by sea urchins and anemones. Due to the difficult-to-approach location, the health status of corals in the Northeast reef is still developing quite well and almost untouched or not damaged much, the coral mortality rate is as very low as 0% from OnBird’s observations.

Snorkeling & diving in Phu Quoc Island - Northeast Coral Reef
A male Hong Kong tourist snorkeling to see shallow water coral populations at the Northeast coral reef, Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Guests will see many sea-urchins and schools of parrotfish sometime while snorkeling or diving there, this is also an ideal place for scuba-dive especially for try-dive to make the very first introduction to scuba-diving while seeing beautiful coral city beside.

Snorkeling & diving in Phu Quoc Island - Northeast Coral Reef
Female tourists dive to watch Cauliflower coral at the Northeast coral reef, Phu Quoc, Vietnam

The best clarity observed in the Northeast Reef is 9 – 10m and the worst turbidity that we observed is 2 – 2.5 m which depends on the water conditions on each the time of year and daily timeframe.

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Male tourists swim and watch the coral on the water at the Northeast coral reef, Phu Quoc, Vietnam

3. The right time to explore the Phu Quoc Northeast Coral Reef:

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A group of tourists snorkeling to watch sea anemones, coral at the Northeast coral reef, Phu Quoc, Vietnam

OnBird-designed explorations of Phu Quoc Coral reefs based on water conditions and safety factors thereby the journeys to discover the Northeast reef are only given prioritized during the summer time in Phu Quoc (from the end of May to October) in when the water at Northeast Coral Reef is safe and calm to reach and explore instead of the dry season (October to April), but we always check all time if there is any chance to explore the North-east coral reef in the dry season to offer guests the best experiences.

 

4. Guest experience recorded in the Phu Quoc North-east Coral Reef

A footage of snorkeling and scuba-diving that we recorded in the Phu Quoc North-east Coral Reef and Coral Mountain

Snorkeling & diving in Phu Quoc Island - Northeast Coral Reef
A male Hong Kong tourist snorkeling to see shallow water coral populations at the Northeast coral reef, Phu Quoc, Vietnam

A group of guests from Ho Chi Minh City participated in the experience of snorkelling and scuba diving to explore the Northeast coral reefs and Coral Mountain, Phu Quoc, Vietnam in May 2022

KHÁM PHÁ THÀNH PHỐ SAN HÔ TẠI PHÚ QUỐC TRONG CHUYẾN LẶN BIỂN PHÚ QUỐC MÙA MƯA/ MÙA HÈ