About the dive center
Sailing Club Divers was originally established as Octopus Diving Club on 22nd June 1999, making it one of the first, most successful and longest running Dive Centers in Vietnam.
In 2002, five of the western dive staff and the current owner negotiated to buy the company from the original French owners, they dropped the word “Club” and Octopus Diving was open for business, run by young, enthusiastic divers, for divers. In November 2004 Sailing Club took 100% control and Octopus Diving became Sailing Club Divers and part of the world famous Sailing Club Vietnam.
Sailing Club Vietnam was founded in 1994 by a young and ambitious Australian, Peter Vidotto. The first Sailing Club Bar was in the form of a rustic beach-bar right in the heart of Nha Trang.
Along with the reputation & support of Sailing Club Vietnam, Sailing Club Divers has become one of the most successfull and well respected dive centers in Asia, winning many awards along the way. In 2009 Sailing Club Divers came 3rd in this region which also includes Thailand and Cambodia for PADI’s annual New Diver Acquisitions award for increasing our entry level PADI courses.
Sailing Club Divers successfully completed its first PADI Instructor Development Course in September 2003 and still maintains the only 100% first time pass rate at PADI Instructor Exams in Vietnam.
Sailing Club Divers is also an active participant in local conservation and a Project A.W.A.R.E. Go ECO Operator. We participate in the Nha Trang Bay MPA’s Clean Up day, Crown of Thorns removal program, Project A.W.A.R.E. Dive Against Debris and Dive into Earth International Clean Up days.