Pho Quoc Island
A nice place for a snorkle
Pho Quoc was our last major stop in our tour of Vietnam. We
booked three nights here and after some confusion (we booked our nights
at Mai House, but when we arrived we were told they were full so we
moved on) we arrived at Mango Bay.
On the second day we booked a Snorkeling
This trip went
North from our resort to Fingernail Island and turtle Island.
Both snorkeling sites were excelent - lots of corals and fish.
Before we got in the water we were warned about the sea urchins.
These sea urchins are quite large and can be grazing close to the
surface. Stepping on them is bad. Snorkeling over them in
shallow water is kind of scary so ocassionally I needed to swim around.
I had my little underwater digital camera (Pentax Optio WPi) and quite
enjoyed shooting. Snorkling isn't the easiest way to just hang
out and wait for a good photo or to brace yourself so what you get in
photos is much less than what you actually see.
Snapping pictures of fish really is hit and miss (and miss and miss) so
you wind up spending quite a bit of time chasing fish around.
That said, there are quite a few nice fish to see so it's a fun job to
By the end of the day I was sunburned, had a
my foot from where the fins rubbed and was tired, but I was also happy
- I really do enjoy snorkeling.
Sadly, our stay on Pho Quoc couldn't last forever so that evening we
went for a walk on the beach and took photos of the sunset.
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From: John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Vietnam > Pho Quoc
I have been googling for info on vietnam & laos & came accross your site. Nice information & Very nice pictures. started Planning for one in Nov this year.
Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 07:35:24
thank you for sharing; we're trying to select our Phu Quoc destination
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 at 11:57:23
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