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Top 4 Scuba Diving Spots in Vietnam

Written By: herbrunbridge - Aug• 07•14
Glossodoris nudibranch (courtesy Rainbow Divers)

Glossodoris nudibranch (courtesy Rainbow Divers)

Today’s guest blog was written by WoWasis correspondent Jeremy Stein, who’s been running Rainbow Divers in Vietnam for 17 years. Vietnam is a great place to dive and to get certified, with clear, warm waters and lots to see. Here are his choices for the best 4 dive spots in Vietnam. For more details, contact Jeremy directly at the email and contact address below.

Nha Trang Diving

Nha Trang is the traditional home of diving in Vietnam. Since it was discovered by international travellers in the late 80’s the 17km of pristine beach and views has enchanted tourists. Easily accessible by flight from HCMC or Ha Noi and Da Nang. There are also many Train and Bus options.  The Marine park has a world class variety of Soft and Hard corals and some truly stunning macro life.
• Peak Season: March – October. Low Season: November – February.
• BEST FEATURE: “Far Islands”

Whale Island Diving

This East coast treasure is nestled 2 hours North of Nha Trang. Peaceful, rustic bungalows and Ocean view restaurant and bar. No roads, no motorbikes. Exclusive diving with a myriad of unidentified Nudibranch and amazing Macro Life. Great opportunities for quality beach dives and night dives.

• Peak Season: March – October. Low Season: November – February.
•  BEST FEATURE: Rare nudibranch…VERY rare Nudibranch.

Lion Fish (courtesy Rainbow Divers)

Lion Fish (courtesy Rainbow Divers)

Phu Quoc Diving

Off the far South West coast of Vietnam. A Vietnamese Island in the Gulf of Thailand, off the Cambodian border. This small, underdeveloped Island hosts a buffet of beachside resorts. Easily accessible from HCM by flight. The South Island is considered one of Vietnams best dive sites. One of the few places around the coastline where you can see bamboo sharks and as always a wide array of macro life.

• Best season: November – March. Low Season: May – September.
• BEST FEATURE: The South Island.

Con Dao Diving

The mysterious archipelago of Con Dao. When you fly in by plane (40 minutes direct from HCMC) its much like the opening sequence of Jurassic Park 3. By ferry, akin to the revelation of skull Island in King Kong. That’s Con Dao, magical and exclusive. With a truly amazing diversity in dive sites, for the beginner and hardened pro. Dugongs, turtles and the best chance you have of seeing Pelagics in Vietnamese waters.  There are a host of beach front resorts from simple to Six Senses. Come here with a clear mind and a love of nature. There is little in terms of entertainment, but this is compensated by the amazing scenery and nature.

• Best Season: May – July. Low Season: January – March.
• Best feature: Simply Stunning.

JeremySteinFor more information on diving these areas, contact Jeremy directly:

Rainbow Divers Vietnam
24 hour contact: (+84) 0913-408-146



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