Most ideal points for scuba diving in Vietnam


Diving in Hon Mun Island – Nha Trang

Hon Mun Island is famous to fans of scuba diving. It is possible to dive and contemplate the beauty of more than 300 species of coral reef and thousands of species of fish. Divers will be lured into the diverse marine creatures like a colorful picture. Most visited diving areas in Hon Mun are Fisher man bay, Small hill, Small wall, South rock, South reef, Moray beach, Pipe beach, Lobster beach, Mamahanh beach, Madona rock, Rom wall, Hard rock, Small rock, and Big wall.

Diving in Son Tra Peninsula

It is no doubt Son Tra Peninsula is a favor bestowed by the nature. In Son Tra Peninsula, there is a diverse natural reserve of various, specious flora and fauna system. Only by diving deeper under the sea can divers see a totally different under sea world full of colors. Also, divers have a chance to listen to sounds of coral reef which are developing strongly and wildly. Here is not just the home to strange coral reef species, but also the shelter of many fish species. That is a wonderful experience on dipping in the turquoise water, looking at vivid and different-in-shape coral reef and many fish species.

Diving in Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc is an ideal destination for anyone who wishes to escape from the bustling and busy city life. Phu Quoc Island is also a wonderful place for natural exploration, sightseeing, fishing, swimming and diving. Beaches in Son Tra Peninsula have smooth sand fields, deep and clear sea water. This is a primitive area. Divers as tourists can take part in diving tours in Son Tra near the northwest of the island, or around a small southern archipelago. The best time for scuba diving in Vietnam is from May to July when sea is calm and clear with the outlook of 20-30m. During November – February annually, not many people join diving tours in Vietnam because of strong waves and billowy sea.

Diving in Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Archipelago consists of 367 islands, including Cat Ba Island. This island is located in the south of Halong Bay, off the coast of Haiphong City and Quang Ninh province, about 30 km from Haiphong City, and about 25 km from Halong City. Cat Ba Island is recognized as the world biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Cat Ba Island is a beautiful and romantic island, located at an average latitude of 70 m above the sea level (in the range of 0-331 m). Under reef around the foot of island, there are red coral reefs, specious marine creatures such as abalone, pearl, spiny lobsters along with colorful fish, bringing second-to-non “garish beauty”.

Diving in Halong Bay

Not just appealing tourists by yellow smooth sandy beaches, turquoise waters, charming islands, Halong Bay is also famous for being one of the most outstanding aquariums in Vietnam. Just diving down 20 meters, divers can enjoy the entire breathtaking scenery of the huge aquarium. Multifold beauty of untouched coral reefs continuously stretches with all sorts of red coral, or antler coral… Tourists can also be an opportunity to get delight with all kinds of colorful fish. Tourists as divers can feel delight in playing with various species of fish. Sometimes, divers can meet fish weighing 7-8kg, or huge anchovy’s herds with an area of over 1 square kilometers crossing your eyesight. Those who are fans of adventures can diver deeper to explore undiscovered coral reeves.

Diving in Hoi An

Cu Lao Cham Island (Hoi An) is the lengthened part to the southeast of Bach Ma – Hai Van – Son Tra area, where geologists call it “Hai Van complex” formed about 230 million years ago. The history of earth crust’s volatility formed interesting a fault system, making this undersea complex become the habitat of many marine species. Therefore, Cu Lao Cham Island was zoned officially by international and Vietnam organizations, and the marine protected area was established. Tourists can travel to the island by speed boat, and approach one of three destinations for diving at Bai Bac Beach: Hon Dai, Hon Tai, or Hon Mo. In addition, tourists should choose some diving forms: shallow dive with propellers, deep snorkel and dive with the boiler to explore rich marine ecosystems in this region – where there are up to 135 species of coral, 202 species of fish, 84 different special seafood, including many pearl, shrimp and fish species in the Red Book of Vietnam.

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