Go Diving in Koh Rong

sHARE TO facebook twitter mail
expdetail

Koh Rong dive center. Aaron Bradford / Creative Commons

A two- to three-hour boat journey off the coast of Cambodia’s popular beach destination Sihanoukville, Koh Rong is one of South East Asia’s tropical island paradises that you never want to leave. It boasts 43 kilometres of white sandy shores, brilliant turquoise waters, and enough elbow room for you to find many deserted beaches for a quiet escape (or a party-till-sunrise setting in the southern part of the island, depending on what you’re looking for).

Koh Rong’s jewels, however, don’t just lie above water. The surrounding waters are teeming with diverse marine life and colourful reefs. The Koh Rong reefs have shallow depths that make for great diving and snorkelling, where you can spend your dive next to a reef wall at around 8 to 12 meters and come face to face with puffer fish, blue spotted rays, and schools of barracuda.

There are several reliable dive operators in the island and nearby Sihanoukville. Koh Rong Dive Center, a 5-star dive centre, operates in the island and offers a full range of PADI diver training classes. If you’re making Sihanoukville your base, Scuba Nation is Cambodia’s first PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and Cambodia’s first National Geographic Dive Centre that has accommodated thousands of beginning and experienced divers.


Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville. Image courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism Cambodia.

Similar Southeast Asia Experiences
There's an embarrassment of riches for divers in Southeast Asia: the trick is knowing where to start. Other key diving destinations include Indonesia's part of the Coral Triangle; Tubbataha and Apo Reefs in the Philippines; Sipadan in Malaysia; and Phuket in Thailand.


TOUR packages

View All
Waterways & Train Tracks through Thailand & Cambodia
tour packages

Tour takes you down river currents and train tracks to Thailand and Cambodia's most authentic destinations both on and of...

VIEW DETAILS
Culture, City & Chance
tour packages

Bali, Indonesia's cultural highlights; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's brightly lit streets; and the fortunes to be made at ...

VIEW DETAILS
Up the Malacca Strait Onboard the SuperStar Gemini
tour packages

Enjoy a 50 percent discount on cabin fare for two, applicable on selected two- to three-night cruises that explore the jewels...

VIEW DETAILS

MASTERCARD'S PRICELESS EXPERIENCES

View All
Resorts World Sentosa Retail
tour packages

Year-Long Retail Privilege at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore

VIEW DETAILS
Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa
tour packages

Island Holiday & Dining at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa.

VIEW DETAILS
137 Pillars House Chiang Mai
tour packages

Experience picturesque Chiang Mai in an exclusive hot air balloon ride, paired with a romantic champagne breakfast.

VIEW DETAILS

AIR AND CAR BOOKINGS

View All
The Best Way To See Asean
tour packages

Go on an epic Asean journey with AirAsia Asean Pass, a travel pass that allows you to book our base fares at least 14 days or...

VIEW DETAILS
Hertz Car Rental Deals
tour packages

Rent a car for 2 days or more at participating locations in Asia and enjoy up to 15% off

VIEW DETAILS

HOTEL DEALS

View All
Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching
tour packages

Discover the hidden charms of Kuching in 3 days and 2 nights.  

VIEW DETAILS
Novotel Melaka
tour packages

Novotel Melaka offers 351 well-appointed rooms that boast magnificent views of the straits of Melaka and the city. Ranging fr...

VIEW DETAILS
Sokha Angkor Resort
tour packages

Discover Sokha Angkor Resort at the heart of Siem Reap and experience the Khmer hospitality with world class service. The Res...

VIEW DETAILS