Diving Overview for Vietnam
Vietnam is growing as a tourist destination with it's beautiful beaches, colourful culture and friendly population.
Vietnam has a huge stretch of coastline offering many untouched reefs and undiscovered sites. The dive infrastructure is beginning to expand and is currently centred around Nha Trang.
There are some nice dives around the small coastal islands, such as Hon Mun which is now a marine park. Quieter areas like Phu Quoc and Con Dao offer some stunning diving, beautiful untouched reefs and you're mostly likely to be the only divers down there!
There are no wrecks around Nha Trang as everything above 50m has been salvaged but there are some beautiful reefs, some steep and some gentle, with great biodiversity from sharks and rays to colourful species of fish, nudibranchs and the occasional seahorse. Over half of the world's coral species can be found in these waters. There are less big pelagics than you would find in other areas but the reefs are spectacular and occasional passing shark or turtle is added bonus!
The best time to visit is mid-September through early May when visibility is at its best however prices are cheaper during rainy season (July - August). Note that in February there tend to be some jellyfish, only for a few weeks but stings are mild.
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