Phu Quoc Undersea Coral Mountain – Phu Quoc top snorkeling spot
Phu Quoc Island is known as one of Coral Paradise as it was given ocean treasures from Mother Nature and Phu Quoc Undersea Coral Mountain is one of those priceless gifts (Check more other Phu Quoc ocean treasures: Phu Quoc large Golden Anemone Reef as well as other Phu Quoc Coral Reefs). By the middle of 2019, the total area of the Phu Quoc Undersea Coral Mountain is about 200 – 300 square meters according to our estimation through visits. Undersea Coral Mountain essentially is a great Cabbage coral reef growing in a shallow watery area in this spot, one of 16 small islands in the An Thoi Archipelago, the South sea of Phu Quoc Island. From the scene in the photo above, you could recognize how close the surface water stays away from the coral reef, the closest distance is only less than 0.2 meters, too shallow that you are not capable of swimming over.
By the reason of shallow depth, this massive Cabbage Coral Reef has been growing into a massive size which has a like-mountain outward appearance owning to plenty of sunshine that the coral reef has been getting from the exposure to the sun for millions of years, that why we name it as “Undersea Coral Mountain”. This is also the biggest coral reef between many different coral reefs here, which has an around thousands square meters area of coral reefs.
In approaching the Phu Quoc Undersea Coral Mountain you will be running into this very majestic as well as a miraculous scene from afar and the nearer you approach the Phu Quoc Undersea Coral Mountain, the brighter you recognize it is as the photo below. Aside from the presence of types of hard corals, in this island, there are also many Massive corals that outwardly seem to be like-rock objects and at first sight, you perhaps think it is undersea big rocks in mind.
Not falling into a bad situation like most of the other coral reefs in many islands in South Phu Quoc, the state of health of the Phu Quoc Undersea Coral Mountain or this Cabbage coral reef is still quite good, it still preserves well an untouched outward appearance regardless of some damaged spots under the impacts of some irresponsible tourists.
You will have the opportunity to pursue cute fishes from the closest distance possible as well as see marine creatures living in the coral reef. The Undersea Coral Mountain is divided into two main parts and there is a small lane at the middle which is a concave part, it is depth enough to swim over. And in exploring the Phu Quoc Undersea Coral Mountain we can take advantage of this concave part to explore completely the coral reef.
Swimming over the concave part you can swim to the right side and left side of the Undersea Coral Mountain in turn follow a swimming path of figure 8. In the photo below you can recognize the concave part in the upper left side, this is the scenery of the middle of the Undersea Coral Mountain in the front.
You should find out the concave part in the middle of the Undersea Coral Mountain first then swim over to the behind of the Coral Mountain then make a path according to figure 8 around the reef in order to get the overall view of this great Cabbage coral reef.
Besides admiring the majesty as well as the massive size, strange outward appearance of the under Coral Mountain you will find it interesting to see types of cute reef fishes eating tiny marine creatures on the coral reef and for many of them the Phu Quoc Undersea Coral Mountain is truly a home.
A few tips for the Coral Mountain Explorers is to swim at slow speed in order to admire the beauty of the Coral Mountain in depth as well as not create out the strong impact on the surface of the coral reef as there are millions of polyps that the coral reef is relying on to grow, in case of producing strong impact by swimming actions from very close distance which will disperse baby polyps or zooxanthellae (single-cell algae) from which coral reefs obtained most of the nutrients, you will partly damage the growth of the coral reef in particular and the marine ecosystem in general.
You will certainly obtain a fabulous experience from the exploration of the Phu Quoc Undersea Coral Mountain in this large spot, but it is not easy to find out the exact location of the Undersea Coral Mountain even for many of tour guides in Phu Quoc, then you should put this issue into your account in choosing out a proper speedboat or snorkeling provider – organizer in Phu Quoc to make your trip.
Making an appointment with you in advance in Phu Quoc – Please check our trips in order to visit Phu Quoc Undersea Coral Mountain, Phu Quoc large Golden Anemone Reef….as well as other Phu Quoc Coral Reefs.