Diving in Nha Trang

If you are a diver, then Nha Trang is the place to explore. With a warm and beautiful climate all year round, exploring the depths of the crystal clear waters of the many bays and islands is an experience not to be missed. Typically, we see low winds, blue skies, calm seas and excellent visibility for weeks on end. The boat trips out and back are balmy, scenic and comfortable and the diving as easy or challenging as you want it to be. Talk to your dive shop and get into it! With depths reaching up to 40 meters, Nha Trang Bay offers great diving with caves, walls, coral reefs, and tropical fish. There are many excellent dive sites for beginners and experienced divers. Nha Trang’s underwater world may not be as rich as the Great Barrier Reef, but you will still find a large variety of colourful underwater flora and fauna. Very few places in the world can boast such a variety of hard and soft corals as the waters of Vietnam and the many species of fish and beautiful colors will delight even the most experienced divers. Being Vietnam’s dive “mecca”, Nha Trang has a large number of experienced and knowledgeable operators who know just where to go, and on any day one can go to the port and watch boatloads of divers heading out to revel in the delights so close offshore. It is a safe and fun location, so get your wet suit on and get diving!

The islands and reefs in and around Nha Trang Bay provide the best dive sites in the country. Vietnam’s first Maritime Preservation Area is here and offers protection to the coral and other marine life. Diversity is high and most sites relatively calm and protected, so why not get into it, get trained and certified and enjoy the great things SCUBA has to offer. Here is a quick commonsense guide in choosing a dive shop to teach you how to dive.

1. Check out the dive shop’s certification. Go to the Certification Provider’s website and ensure the shop is currently part of the organisation (eg PADI, SSI etc). Remember, once you have your qualification from a recognised dive training organisation you can use it across the globe.
2. Check what is being offered. Look for any hidden charges and get a final, all inclusive price. Do your comparisons.
3. Check their safety record. Trip Advisor is a good place to start.
4. Check their equipment. Make sure it is well maintained. New equipment is always a positive sign.
5. Check with fellow divers. Word of mouth is a good guide
6. Check that your qualification is going to be internationally recognized.
7. If you are already a certified diver then check what range of dives are available. Choose the option which excites or interests you. Nha Trang is Vietnam’s premium dive location and is the perfect place to learn. Most shops are reputable and run excellent courses. Do your homework and dive in!