Places of Interest in Sihanoukville
Dive into Adventure. Truly the best Dive Center on Koh Rong and Sihanoukville.
Koh Rong Dive Center, opened at the beginning of 2012, offering a range of Padi courses, from Open Water Diver to Dive Master. Our center is Khmer run we employ local staff and qualified professional Padi Instructors/Dive Masters from around the world.
The dive center was started by Pierre Kann, one of the only Cambodian Scuba Diving Instructors in the world. The main purpose of the dive center is to offer great customer service to all divers certified or not.
We also have a major interest of the development of the island, running as an Eco-Friendly Center and also supporting the local islanders. The center employs local village staff giving them the opportunity to train in diving at no cost to them. In the next year our plan is to open a clinic for the locals and school for all the children in the village.
Come and join us for good diving and paradise surroundings.
Located 23km from Sihanoukville, Ream has beaches that are quiet with nice views of the surrounding islands. The first beach has several Khmer shacks serving up fresh seafood and cold drinks. The shacks can also arrange a boat trip to Ream island. Passed this area, there are two quiet beaches lined with coconut trees that are good places to spend a few hours but there are no beach shacks to get food/drinks. Further on, passed the oil storage facility in the center of the park, is a beautiful beach that was the filming location for renowned French-Khmer director Rithy Panh's 2008 film 'Un barrage contre le pacifique'. Some accommodation is available in Ream NP.
The Kbal Chhay Waterfalls, approximately 16km (9km on national road #4, turn left and 7km more on gravel track) from downtown Sihanoukville, is a great spot to unwind and revitalize while catching the fresh water of the 14m high fall right on your back. The waterfalls were discovered in 1960 and developed into a freshwater source for Sihanoukville in 1998. A short ride from town and a great to spend your day lazing around.
There are several food/bbq/fruit/snack/drink vendors with reasonable prices so you do not necessarily need to bring a package lunch. This lush area gets very busy with friendly locals during weekends and holidays.