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Diving Vietnam

27 June 2012
Vietnam is a long, thin country with 3260 km of coastline. However, for a country with such a long coastline diving in concentrated in just a few areas. The main one is the beach resort of Nha Trang. There are several islands off Nha Trang, but most diving is done off the marine reserve of Ho Mun.

Another marine reserve, and widely reputed to be the best diving in Vietnam, is Con Dao. An archipelago of 15 islands around 180 km from the mainland. The driest time to visit Con Dao is from October to January, though the seas are calmest from February to June.

For most of Vietnam, from May to September is the rainy season when the weather is dominated by south to southeasterly winds. From October to April, the north monsoon is dominant with northerly to northeasterly winds, but little rain. There is a transition period between each monsoon season when winds are light and variable. Average temperatures year round range from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius

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Dive Sites of Vietnam

Hon Tai Vietnam

Reviews: 5 stars

" Nice swim throughs leading out to a beautiful soft coral garden. Loads of exotic fish that I thought I would never see. Brilliant "
Stuart, UK, 2005
Ram Man Vietnam

Reviews: 5 stars

" Huge area site starting at about 22 m going all the way to 5 m. schools of big fish too numerous to name; shrimp and hermit crabs abundant. Can't wait to go again. "
Stuart, UK, 2005
Nha Trang Vietnam
"Nha Trang is the traditional home of diving in Vietnam. Famous in the mid 90ís as a diving destination and the Government embraced the sport in 2003 by establishing a Marine Park protected area on the Island of Hon Mun. Around a 40 minute cruise by boat, the Island offers fabulous scope for long dives with great macro life. "
Marcus Feigenbaum, Germany, 2012
South Reef/Coral GardenNha Trang > Vietnam

Reviews: 5 stars

" Probably the best quality hard coral reef in Nha Trang, Bay, Table Corals, Gorgonians, Nudibranchs, Pufferfish, Moorish Idols and Batfish. Hard corals from 2 -14 meters. Maximum depth of 23 meters."
Marcus Feigenbaum, Germany, 2012
Fisherman Bay Vietnam

Reviews: 5 stars

" Excellent for diving and snorkelling. "
Ross Conti, USA, 2007
Cham Island Vietnam
" Dived in cham islands with Cham island diving center; great potential and underwatermarine life; still lots of undiscovered sites. "
Lodovico, Italy, 2005
Madonna RockNha Trang > Vietnam

Reviews: 5 stars

" Nice dive site. Many colorful fishes. "
Ross Conti, USA, 2007
"Madonnas Rock- wow, wow, wow"
Eve, 2011
"Swim throughs, caves and tunnels, Hard and Soft corals, Octopus, Barracuda, Unicornfish, Surgeonfish, Cobia, Rays. Ideal dive site for Deep, Multi Level and Peak Performance Buoyancy dives. Maximum depth of 28 meters."
Marcus Feigenbaum, Germany, 2012
Moray BeachNha Trang > Vietnam

Reviews: 5 stars

" Good site with big moray and many corals. "
Ross Conti, USA, 2007
"Superb quality hard and soft coral reef with sloping wall, two resident Giant Moray Eels, Honeycomb, White eyed and White mouthed Moray Eels, Lionfish, Flying Gurnard, Clownfish, Sea Horses, Anglerfish and Sea Pens. Ideal for divers of all certification levels. Maximum depth of 18 meters."
Marcus Feigenbaum (Germany), 2012

Vietnam Diving Operators

Cham Island Diving CentreHoi An > Vietnam

Reviews: 5 stars

Dive club associated with BS-AC.

98 Bach Dang St
Hoi An
Tel: +65 6467 4311
E-mail : [email protected]

" Around 50 usd (2005) for two dives, excellent day out, very relaxing and professional staff. "
Stuart, UK, 2005
" The equipment of the diving center is brand new, the people friendly and professional. Non divers activities also available. "
Lodovico, Italy, 2005
Blue Diving ClubHoi An > Vietnam

Blue Diving Club
98 Bach Dang St
Hoi An

Sailing Club DiversHoi An > Vietnam
Rainbow DiversNha Trang > Vietnam

Reviews: 5 stars

Rainbow Divers, The Rainbow Bar
90a Hung Vuong Street
Tel: +84-58-524351
Fax: +84-58-524714
E-mail: [email protected]

Dive centres in Nha Trang, Whale Island, Hoi An, Con Dao and Phu Quoc Island. Offer PADI Courses, daily dive trips, instructor training and Tec diving. Best Season: Feb - Nov, but open all year.

" Dived with Rainbow Divers in Vietnam; excellent dive operator. International dive safety awareness. Very Professional. They have centres throughout the country. "
Paul Smith, 2007
" Rainbow Divers, Nha Trang, Vietnam. I dived with a few different shops while I was in Vietnam, and while Rainbow was probably the most expensive dive shop in Vietnam it is still really good value for money. The equipment is well maintained and in great condition, the instructures and dive guides are knowledgeable, sensible and aware. This dive shop stands head and shoulders above its "competitors" in Nha Trang - I would not dive with anyone else in Vietnam. I also did a day with their Hoi An shop which I found to be of equal standards in service (however the diving in Nha Trang is much better). "
Vanessa Hayes, 2008
Nitrox JunkiesNha Ttrang > Vietnam
Oceans5Nha Ttrang > Vietnam

Oceans5 Instructor Training Centre
Yersin 5
Nha Ttrang,
Tel: (0084) 583 811 969
Email: [email protected]

" Oceans5 is the newest Instructor Training Center in Nha Trang, Vietnam. We're not the biggest Dive Center in Vietnam for a good reason, our goal is to offer a higher standard of diving to smaller groups. Complete with state of the art classroom including online learning, multimedia room, the latest dive gear from Hollis, dive computers for all of our customers and multilingual instructors.
Oceans5 has an onsite swimming pool surrounded by traditional Vietnamese gardens, is less than 1 minute from the beach and only 45 minutes by Oceans5 dive boat to Hon Mun Marine Park.
Mission Statement:-"To offer our divers the best service using the best dive equipment and the best facilities while maintaining the highest safety and environmental standards."
Our policy is to follow all local laws and adhere to, or exceed, all diving and Scuba Schools International (SSI) standards.
We don't just want to teach you how to dive, we want you to be the best diver that you can possibly be. "
Marcus Feigenbaum (Oceans5), 2012
Coco Dive CenterNha Ttrang > Vietnam

116 Nguyen Thien Thuat
Nha Trang
Tel: +84 58 3 522 900
Fax: +84 58 3 522 444

Vietnam Accommodation

For discounted hotel rooms in Vietnam see the Agoda site...

Viet Value Travel Co., Ltd

Books to Take to Vietnam


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