Try scuba diving in Nha Trang is one of 40 unforgettable experiences to have in Vietnam
The coastal city of Nha Trang is known for its beautiful white sand, pure sea water, beautiful islands and interesting sightseeing spots. Apart from taking a tour around the islands in Nha Trang Bay or going around town, travelers should experience a scuba diving service to admire the coral reefs and diverse marine life.
Diving is a popular activity for foreign tourists but not many Vietnamese people have experienced it. Recently, more locals choose to experience diving when they have a chance to visit Nha Trang. With an area of about 507km², including 19 large and small islands, Nha Trang Bay is one of the rare natural bay systems in the world. The bay contains many converging ecosystems such as coral reefs, mangroves, sea grass and much more.
With A diversified ecosystem, Nha Trang Bay becomes an ideal habitat of rare and valuable animal species, including swallowS, sea turtleS, red coral, Pinctada maxima, Cypraecassis rufa and sheep’s ear abalone (Haliotis ovina) to name but a few.
When diving here, people will discover a world of color under the ocean, and watch shrimp, dazzling fish and very healthy coral reefs. Travelers are advised to book their tours at agencies in Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi or Nha Trang to enjoy pick-up service at their hotels to be taken to Cau Da Port where they will get on a boat and move to the diving sites offshore.
The seabed in Mun Islet has high biological diversity and contains a huge number of interesting sea creatures, particularly corals (approximately 350 species), accounting for over 40% of all the hard coral species in the world. Mun Islet sea was developed as the first protected marine area in Viet Nam. Here, visitors can dive snorkel, ride on a glass bottomed boat or walk on the seabed to admire the magnificent underwater world on display. Hon Mun is also the place where many couples choose to take underwater wedding photos.
There are many beautiful places for diving in Nha Trang. However, Mun Island is the favorite destination for its good location. Prior to the real diving time, travelers will receive diving suits, fins, and dive cylinders to start training. You will be equipped with the necessary diving skills and learn signs to communicate under the water, along with safety breathing training to fully equip you for your time under the waves.
After that, participants will get under water and start learning to use diving suits in shallow waters. Each guest will be accompanied by an experienced dive master who will support and instruct you throughout the dive. Those who haven’t had diving experience are allowed to dive no deeper than 10 meters. However, there are dives for all levels of experience including a Fun Dive (for existing divers), a Try Dive (for new divers), or an Open Water Course ( a 3-day basic dive training course)
Due to the water pressure, travelers might initially feel out of breath coupled with mild symptoms of tinnitus (ear ache). But after a few minutes, you will be at ease and get to experience the majesty and peacefulness of life underwater as beautiful marine animals appear in front of your eyes.
Emperor Cruises Nha Trang offers daily discovery tours with prices from 100 USD per person. An all inclusive experience including scuba diving instructor, dive equipment and hotel transfers in Nha Trang City. For more information, visit Nha Trang Fun Divers