Best Beaches for Diving in Vietnam

Vietnam’s idyllic tropical beaches have long been praised to be the most favored for intrepid travelers, especially for those who have a passion for diving. The Best beaches for diving are mostly found in the southern half of the country.

1. Nha Trang

When holidaying in Nha Trang, travelers can choose two sites to take a dive into the blue ocean, Hon Mun and Dao Khi (Monkey Island). 

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Diving in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Diving sites bottom out at only between 3 to 10 meters. Divers can clearly see the coral reef while standing on the rocks under the water. Diving on Dao Khi is easy as all you have to do is take a short walk along the rocky coast to your dive spot, the tour guide will instruct you in detail and dive with you. On your dive, you will have a chance to witness hundreds of coral and fish species, you may even spot the sight of large moray eels, lionfish and octopuses lurking under the ledges and shoals of glassfish filling the caverns.

» Read more: Top 7 Best Things to Do in Nha Trang

2. Con Dao Archipelago


Diving experience in Con Dao archipelago, Vietnam

The water in the Con Dao archipelago is clear and temperate ranging from 24-30°C. On your dive you will see the coral-and-sponge festooned steel wreck lying at the depth of about 30 meters. It is also a perfect place for marine photographers to capture images of turtles swimming freely. The best time to enjoy the diversity of the Con Dao archipelago marine species is from March to July. 

3. Phu Quoc Island

The ideal season to go on scuba diving in Phu Quoc island is during the dry season between October to April as the sea is calmer and visibility is at its peak. Phu Quoc is the best place to discover small reef fish. Animals like small reef fish, schools of fusiliers, hard coral, banded sea snake, hermit crab, mantis shrimp, toad fish and many others. 

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Marine life diveristy in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam.

Nha Trang, Vietnam 2Lionfish in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Prices for diving in Vietnam are competitive and divers can also opt to go on private excursions. The local dive shops offer a wide range of professional services whether you are an expert in diving or on a holiday with your family and want to learn to dive. Vietnam beaches are the great places to learn or even get a PADI with many PADI open water diver course available. 

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