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March 15, 2023 - 394 views

Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort-town. It's also the scuba diving center in Vietnam. Therefore, do not miss your chance to go scuba diving while you are in Nha Trang

The bellow article is about scuba diving in Nha Trang, the best places to try, and some tips to have a great experience with scuba diving in Nha Trang

Overview of scuba diving in Nha Trang

Nha Trang is an ideal place for scuba-diving lovers all over the world thanks to its colorful sea creatures and thriving coral reefs. This city has warm weather throughout the year, and the best time for scuba diving here is from April to August when the water is clear and the temperature is from 28°C to 30°C. In this season, you dive up to 30 meters deep in the sea.
Scuba diving requires some special skills, body strength, and resilience to experience. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to be a divemaster to be able to scuba dive. Scuba diving in Nha Trang is suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced scuba divers. If you are new to this kind of activity, you can choose a special diving program with recommended depth from 3 to 6 meters. The instructor is always with you to assist you, so do not worry. For a higher level, you can dive in the depth of 12 meters or more and you will have the freedom to enjoy the beauty of Nha Trang underwater. With this level, you need a professional diving license or have several years of diving. There is a lot of diving schools in Nha Trang where you can learn about scuba diving. They have different classes at reasonable prices. Besides, you can easily find a scuba diving tour in Nha Trang.

Best places to experience scuba diving in Nha Trang

Mun island

Mun island is always on top places for scuba diving in Nha Trang. It is only a 40-minute boat ride from Cau Da Port. This island has pristine water and a wild selection of sea creatures, making it paradise for scuba diving. Diving here in various water depths and tunnels, you can admire the beauty of more than 300 species of coral, thousands of species of fish, moray eels, and pufferfish.

Mun island

Scuba diving in Mun island

Monkey Island

Located 15km to the North of Nha Trang, Lao Island, or Monkey Island, is a small island with the shape of a javelin running straight to the sea. There are about 1200 monkeys on the island, which is the reason why people call it Monkey island. The island has primitive rocks, blue sea, a lot of coral reefs, many different species of fish, and many other species of marine fish.

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Colorful fish

Mot Island

Mot Island is located about 9 km from the city of Nha Trang to the Southeast. It is a small island with about 200 people living. The island is the place where you can find a lot of coral reefs close to the shore, many other colorful sea creatures including small fish, turtles, and jellyfish. The water is quite shallow, and you can dive into this place easily without any obstacles. It is a good place to practice your diving skill.

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Mot island

Mot island

Clear blue water in Mot island

Tips and Experiences

Although scuba diving requires some basic knowledge and swimming ability, you do not need to be an expert while diving in Nha Trang. You can choose to scuba dive in shallow areas first, then continue with the deeper area. The most important thing when going scuba diving is to listen to the instructor carefully, do not split up, and go for a deep solo dive. With the help of professional staff in scuba diving centers in Nha Trang, you will have a great time diving in this beautiful bay.

Before diving:

  • The best time to scuba dive in Nha Trang is July when the weather is sunny with sparkly clear water and peaceful currents. You will be able to scuba dive deep in the water and swim with the fish. 
  • While looking for a tour to sign up for scuba diving, you need to check its reviews and recommendations online to choose a reputable one.
  • You should have at least some basic knowledge about diving through online materials to minimize risks that can affect your diving session.
  • You need to have good health, both mentally and physically, to be able to dive.
  • You need to eat in the last 1-2 hours to avoid feeling nausea.

While scuba diving:

  • Check your diving accessories: diving suits, masks, breathing cylinders... If there is any abnormalities, you must let your instructor know about it

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Learning how to dive in Nha Trang

Hope that the above information is helpful.

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