As Vietnam’s premier scuba location, Nha Trang and nearby Hon Mun Marine Park give divers the opportunity to enjoy 350 species of coral and many quirky creatures in clear waters and calm currents.
Only opened for diving in 2002, Phú Quốc’s best diving is still being discovered, but it’s already known to be perfect for beginners and, at the same time, offers challenges for macro-lovers.
Macro life is a big feature of diving in Vietnam. Hard and soft corals crowd the reefs off Nha Trang along with colorful reef fish, moray eels, lionfish, nudibranch, and anemone crabs. A closer look whilst exploring the reefs will reveal camouflaged scorpionfish, frogfish, cuttlefish and also hiding octopuses.
Further up north at Whale Island or Hoi An, you might be able to sneak up on resting nurse sharks and white tips. Frequently look out into the blue for potential sightings of eagle rays cruising by. Seahorses are also something to look out for along with their cousins, the pipefish at macro dive sites.
Down south at Con Dao and Phu Quoc, spot hawksbill turtles, passing sharks and rays in these rich waters. Bamboo sharks are a feature at Phu Quoc so be sure to work your dive master hard for a sighting. Sea grass meadows around the islands are also said to have the elusive and almost extinct dugongs.
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