Vietnam is truly a paradise for divers and non-divers alike. Vietnam has an incredibly rich culture, delicious national dishes, friendly locals and unmatched natural beauty.
Diving in Vietnam is possible all year round, although the main diving season is March through to October. Divers in Vietnam can expect to see dugongs, bamboo sharks, basslets, barracuda and a variety of nudibranchs.
As Vietnam is a relatively new destination for divers expect to be amazed by its untouched waters. Visitors will fall in love with Vietnam, and after your first trip expect to come back again and again.
Here a few of the top dive sites that Vietnam has to offer:
Moray Beach, Nha Trang:
Divers visit Moray Beach for its abundance of nudibranch species and incredible corals. Expect to see many fish species such as scorpionfish, clownfish and black frogfish. The Moray cave at this site is home to pipefish, razorfish and devil scorpionfish. The average depth of this dive is around 18 metres/59 feet and is suitable for divers of all levels.
Madonna Rock, Nha Trang:
At this site there are several caverns situated at various depths. These caverns provide shelter for the many fish species that breed here. Look out for giant morays, lionfish and scorpionfish. This dive site is accessible only by boat and has a maximum depth of around 25 metres/82 feet.
Ho Trau Nam, Whale Island:
Ho Trau Nam is frequently visited by manta rays, eagle rays and sting rays. There are also beautiful soft corals and sea slugs deeper down at this site. Depths of this site range from around 20-35 metres/65-114 feet.
Whale Island Bay:
Whale Island Bay is a perfect site for seeing clownfish and anemones. The large rocks are also home to trevally, groupers and snapper. This dive has a maximum depth of 15 metres/50 feet and is suitable for divers of all levels.
Hon Nhan, Hoi An:
In Hoi An the diving takes place from the Cham Islands. These dive sites are reached by a boat trip of around forty minutes. The pinnacle at this site drops to a depth of around 40 metres/131 feet and is home to large schooling fish as well as an abundance of nudibranchs.