The local bus or local shared taxi is the easiest way to get here from Kampot.
You will find lots of local minivans and cars gathered at the bus station in the morning, ready to go in a million directions. But since we are in Cambodia and departures, drivers and cars might change, we advice you to call the bus the day before. Get someone that speaks Khmer to do it for you, (a tuk tuk driver or your receptionist at the hotel).
Then you will know from where and when the bus leaves.
The price will normally be $ 12-15 pr person. You will normally change bus in Veal Renh, but sometimes the bus go direct to Poy Jopon. Click here for map.
Phone number for local bus: 0888528292/090841818
If you want to arrive in style, we can arrange a private car for you. A private car from Kampot to Poy Jopon wil cost about $90
From Poy Jopon you take one of the small speedboats to the Island. When you share the boat with others the normal price is 5000 Riel or $5 for your own boat.
When facing Koh Sdach from the shore side, we are situated in the first bungalow on the northern tip of the Island.
Koh Totang is the closest of our neighbour islands. If you want to visit the seahorses, this is where they hang out.
For the untrained eye this might look like a boring dive site. The average depth is 2-6 meters, with fine sandy bottom, micro algae and seaweed. But you will be amazed about what the sand can hide when you tune your eyes to macro mode. Tiny tiny octopuses hiding in shells, the strange poisonous flower urchins and lots of juveniles hiding out. On the east tip there is a little wooden wreck where huge schools of fish, big groupers and trevallys have found their home. A small shallow reef goes along the island and the bottom is scattered with shrimp gobies. And there is also a pretty good chance of seeing bluespotted stingrays and cuttle fish hiding in the shallows and Lionfish hunting on the reef. A good muck diving site for every level of divers
Departure: 8 am Return: around 13 pm Meals included: lunch, snack and soft drinks Minimum number of divers: 1 Maximum number of divers: 8 Price: $85 for 2 local dives, $25 for snorkelers
Things of interest: Seahorses, cuttlefish, bluespotted stingrays, lionfish and a small wooden wreck
Diving depths: 2 – 6 meter
The site is suitable for beginners as well as the experienced diver, with an interest for seahorses and muckdiving
Can be reached on our two tank local diving trips.
Departure on demand. Minimum number of paying divers for departure: 1
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences
That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
What do we do? The PADI Advanced Course consist of 5 Adventure Dives. Some are mandatory like the navigation dive and the deep dive. Some are highly recommended, like the night dive and the Peak Performance Buoyancy program and some are just fun and exciting like the drift dive or the underwater naturalist. Tell us about your experiences and abilities so we can make the best possible program for you.
Before each dive you and the instructor will go through the theory covering the topic, and you will probably get a lot of the instructors additional information.
Price: $395 including all required PADI advance open water course materials and certification fees, full rental equipment, boat trip, coffee, tea, soft drinks, lunches, snacks and of course all the training.
Bed & Breakfast are available at Octopuses Garden, but are not included.
We would like to recommend you to do the last day of the course on Condor Reef or Shark Island. These are our premiere dive sites. An additional payment of $40 does apply.
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases.
The knowledge development to understand basic principles of scuba diving.
We use the Padi Digital materials, so you do not need to continue your travels with a heavy book.
In our calm and confined lagoon we will do the confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills.
On our beautiful house reef you will start the open water dives and they will be continued on different reefs around our archipelago. No less than four open water dives will be conducted so you will get plenty of time to practice your skills
Price: $440 including all required PADI Open Water Diver course materials and certification fees, full rental equipment, coffee, tea, soft drinks on the boat, lunches, snacks and of course all the training.
Bed & Breakfast are available at Octopuses Garden, but are not included.
Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you.
We will start in the morning with a short repetition on the dive theory you already went through on your PADI Open Water Diver course. And after that we do basic exercises in confined water. A short boat ride will take us out to one of our beautiful surrounding reefs where you will do a guided dive with your own instructor. Please use this day to ask us a lot of questions. We are here to help you become a better and more confident diver. Since it’s normally the best time of the day for diving here, we normally start the program in the morning. The program will vary according to your level and skills.
Price: $105 including full rental equipment, boat trip, coffee, tea, soft drinks, lunch, snacks and of course all the training.
With twenty some years of experience as diving professionals we feel sure we know what we are doing. For us it’s always important that the student get the time and focus he needs to become a real diver. So we will do no short cuts.
All courses (except the PADI Divemaster Course) includes all required educational materials and PADI certification fee. To make sure the student has time for preparation we will provide you with the digital materials, so you can start learning when you sign up for the courses. For signing up to a course you will be charged a non refundable partly payment. This is to cover the cost of the materials.
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.
Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
When can you do it? In most cases when it suits you. Call or email us to book your time.
We will normally start in the morning with a short introduction to dive theory and after that we dip into the calm confined water of our lagoon. There we will go through skills necessary to dive safely. After our skill training we will take a little break for lunch and refreshment before we head out for the real adventure. A long dive on one of our local dive sites. On this dive you’ll get to interact with real underwater creatures, and there is a big chance this is the start of a life long love story with the sea.
A typical DSD starts 9 am and finishes around 2 pm, but the schedule might vary.
Price: $105 including PADI Discover Scuba Diving booklet, full rental equipment, soft drinks, lunch, snacks and of course all the training.
The easiest for you is to contact our friend Mr Ritty 012707719. You can visit him in his office by the Riverfront. He can help you arrange shared taxis, that should be about $10. The trip should normally take 2-3 hours.
You can also contact us if you need a private taxi, from $80.
The taxi will take you to Poy Jopon. From there you take one of the small speedboats to the Island. When you share the boat with others the normal price is 5000 Riel or $5 for your own boat.
It can be a tricky thing moving from one island to another in Cambodia. The easiest way to get from Koh Rong/Koh Rong Samloem is to take the ferry back to Sihanoukville and then take a transport by road from there.
note the morning boat will get to Sihanoukville to late for public transportation, so if you choose this transport you will have to leave Koh Rong/Koh Rong Samloem the previous day and stay the night in Sihanoukville.
There are no ferries from Koh rong/Koh Rong samloem to Koh Sdach.
But there are possibilities to hire a private boat. Prices from$150 and up depending on type of boat, weather, passengers, holidays and more.
For the moment there are no organized buses from Sihanoukville to Koh Sdach. The easiest way is a private taxi from Sihanoukville to Poy Jopon cost about $90. Please let us know if you want a private car minimum 2 days prior.
You can also take local transportation, an adventurous sightseeing. Take a shared taxi from Psar Leu 8 am to Veil Reighn (from $5).From Veil Reighn you change to a shared mini van with vegetables and things to the market going to Poy Jopon and Koh Sdach ($5) or you might be able to get a seat on the Virak Buntham bus that left Phnom Penh at 8.
There will be waiting..
Sometimes there is also a shared direct taxi straight to Poi Yopon for $10
From Poy Jopon you take one of the small speedboats to the Island. When you share the boat with others the normal price is 5000-10000 Riel or from $5 for your own boat. Click here for map.
It used to be possible to go to Koh Sdach by transport boat, but this boat does no longer run on a steady schedule, and it will be a gamble knowing if the boat will depart and when you will arrive. So we don’t recommend this transportation.