Top 5 Beaches for Diving in Vietnam
Summer is a time for trips, and it always knows how to make us want to have a dip in the sea.
Under the cool fresh seawater, all the hotness and tiredness will be gone.
Nevertheless, there are a lot of beaches around the globe which makes it hard to decide where to go. However, don’t worry! Vietnam can be your destination this time!
If you see on the map, about half of Vietnam’s border is linked to the sea, which results in many beautiful tropical beaches in the country.
Nature has favored Vietnam with many beautiful bays and beaches. Besides, there are a variety of plants and animals in these areas, especially the beautiful coral reefs.
You can do a lot of water sports and activities in Vietnam. One of the must-try activities is scuba diving which provides you with a chance to discover the abundant marine life.
Vinh Hy Bay, Phu Quoc, Con Dao, Nha Trang, and Cu Lao Cham are the most beautiful places for scuba diving in the country.
Let’s discover now!
1. Vinh Hy Bay
Anyone who comes to the Gulf of Hy is overwhelmed because when looking from above, the bay looks like a beautiful painting.
Vinh Hy has clear blue water and beautiful natural scenery. About 5 km away is a place not to be missed: Hang Rai – Nui Chua. Here houses the most ancient coral reefs.
As one of the four most beautiful bays in Vietnam, just over an hour’s drive from Phan Rang – Thap Cham city center, Vinh Hy Bay is an excellent destination for those who love the unique natural beauty.
In addition to visiting and taking photos, tourist can take part in other interesting activities such as diving and watching coral reefs, floating on the sea, walking on the smooth sandy beach, soulfully following the sea breeze, enjoying seafood with the taste of the sea.
The sea in Vinh Hy is green all year round with more than 300 species of coral. This place is an ideal destination for discovering the beauty of the ocean.
Visitors are expected to follow the native scuba diving guides to be fully immersed in the sea and watch the beautiful flora and fauna here.When in Vietnam, do like a Vietnamese Click To Tweet
If visitors don’t want to participate in scuba diving, they can observe the coral reefs through naked eyes with the help of the glass floors on boats.
2. Phu Quoc
The island is often known as the pearl island of Vietnam or the paradise on the sea. Not only is it well-known for stunning beaches, but Phu Quoc also attracts tourists for the beauty of the peaceful ocean, colorful coral reefs, and a variety of fishes.
Tourists will have an exciting experience when participating in diving tours here.
There are many places to dive in Phu Quoc such as An Thoi, Hon Thom, Ganh Dau, Cua Can, and May May islands. And, coral diving tours are offered by hotels and resorts in Phu Quoc at the price of 350,000 – 500,000 VND / person.
In addition to scuba diving, fishing and wild island discovery can be attractive alternatives for tourists. These tours will take you to an island or a coast with many fish species such as grouper, cajuput, snakehead, and cobia.
While fishing, a tourist group can organize camps, picnics and discover the surrounding areas. Some favorite places are Ong Doi Cape, Hon Dam, and Hon Thom.
When it gets dark, tourists can try to have a night squid fishing session. When the night falls, it’s time to experience the excitement of catching the squids with fishermen.
Or tourists can choose to visit famous fish sauce factories where deliver one of the most delicious cooking ingredients in Vietnam.
3. Con Dao
Before becoming one of the most attractive tourist spots, Con Dao has been a historical monument which honored the sacrifice of Vietnamese soldiers.
And now, mother nature has gifted the place with pristine beaches, fresh seafood, and picturesque landscape to the sincere local people.
Con Dao is considered the most stunning coral diving and snorkeling spot in Vietnam.
With 16 islands of all size and unique ecosystems, tourists will have beautiful moments exploring the ocean and admiring the beautiful marine plants, especially the coral reefs.
Besides, there are rare marine animals like sea turtles and dugongs
The best diving sites in Con Dao are Bay Canh, Vinh Con Son, Hon Tai, Hon Cau. The best time to dive is from March to September.
4. Nha Trang
Khanh Hoa is a small province, not important in economics and politics, but Nha Trang city is blessed with breathtaking and poetic beauty.
Therefore, this place welcomes thousands of visitors to travel to, relax, and visit exciting sites every year. Visitors coming to Nha Trang include domestic and international tourists
Many tourists commented that if you travel to Nha Trang without participating in a diving tour, it seems like you haven’t discovered all of Nha Trang.
Indeed nature has been too preferential for this land with beautiful coral reefs along with hundreds of diverse and beautiful flora and fauna species.
The most stunning diving spot in Nha Trang is Hon Mun, which is the first marine reserve in Vietnam.
Also, there are many attractive diving spots such as Hon Tam and Monkey Island.
Nha Trang always “changes new clothes” every day in hope of bringing visitors the most relaxing moments.
If you want to find a quiet place to get a peace of mind, relieve the stress, then Nha Trang will be the ideal “paradise on the ground” for you. Come and experience the best in the coastal city of Nha Trang.
5. Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island)
This place belongs to Tan Hiep island commune, Hoi An city. It is located about 25 nautical miles (10 km) from Hoi An.
Coming to Cu Lao Cham, tourist will have a chance to discover wild and poetic nature at Hon Lao, Hon Long, Hon Chong, Hang Yen.
With outstanding values characterized by abundant natural and human resources, Cu Lao Cham was recognized by UNESCOas a world biosphere reserve on 26/5/2009.
The marine reserve at Cu Lao Cham has 5000 ha of seawater, which includes 500 ha of seagrass beds, 165 ha of coral reefs, and many types of marine species.
There are also over 200 species of fish, many of which are 20in the Vietnam’s Red Data Book.
The numbers speak volumes about the wealth of marine resources of Cu Lao Cham, which makes this place a famous diving spot attracting the participation of domestic and foreign tourists.
At Cu Lao Cham, there are three renowned diving spots: Hon Tai, Hon Mo, and Hon Dai. Visitors can dive deep from 5 to 7m to discover the beauty of the ocean here.
I’m Anthony Ngo, Travel Expert from Vietnamtour.in – A local Vietnam based travel company specializing in Vietnam travel packages for Indian customers.