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 large Cactus Coral or Pavona coral reef growing in a shallow watery area at Crystal Reef, 14 Km away from the Southernmost tip of Phu Quoc Island – 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. The expedition to Phu Quoc Coral Mountain
By the reason of shallow depth, this massive Pavona Coral Reef has been growing into a massive size which has a mountain-like 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 clump between many different coral clumps at Crystal Reef, which has an area of thousands of square meters 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 hard coral species, in Phu Quoc water, there are also many Massive corals that outwardly seem to be stone-like objects that at first sight, you will probably think they are undersea big stone 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 Cactus Coral (Pavona 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 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 on 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 circle the clump in order to get the overall view of this great Pavona 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 a 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. You could contact us for inquiring about Phu Quoc Coral Mountain. Besides that, please make reference to Onbird’s early morning snorkeling trip to explore Phu Quoc Coral Mountain and other spots such as Phu Quoc large Golden Anemone Reef or other Phu Quoc Coral Reefs.