Scuba Diving in Vietnam
The most popular diving area in Vietnam is without a doubt Nha Trang. This is because, included in the Nha Trang region is the Hon Mun Marine Protected Area with coral reefs boasting more than 350 species of hard coral, almost 70 species of algae, and over 230 species of reef fish. The dives sites offer the perfect conditions for beginners to learn scuba diving at competitive rates. Some of the most popular spots include Madonna Rock, Moray Beach, and Electric Nose.
About 80 kilometers north of Nha Trang there’s another area popular for scuba diving. It’s also the place where the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau is said to have found his passion for the underwater world. There are plenty of dive sites to choose from and you may even come across some bucket list marine life such as whales, whale sharks, manta rays, and sea turtles. Popular dive spots include Bai Su, Hon Tai, and Mui Co.
Con Dao Archipelago
The Con Dao archipelago offers some of the most beautiful coral reefs in Vietnam, spread across 16 islands. With over 400 different species of coral and sightings such as giant barracudas, rays, sea turtles, and bamboo sharks, it’s easy to see why this is considered a prime scuba diving region within the country. While natural attractions such as hard corals, bubble corals, table corals, anemones, sponges, and different species of sea animals are impressive on their own, the wrecks around the islands remain the major attraction here.
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