Not only being harnessed with endless stretches of white sands and lots of stunning bays and islands, Vietnam offers a fascinating underwater world. All of those natural resources make it a perfect place for scuba diving. Let’s take a look at some of the best spots for underwater exploration.
1. Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island)
To get to Cham Island, you need to take a short drive from the charming and ancient town of Hoi An, followed by a speed boat ride. Cham Island is so large it can be visible from almost anywhere along the beach of Danang and Hoi An although it is more than 10 kilometers away from the coastline. Cham Island is one of the most popular spots in Vietnam for water sports. Apart from a massive area for snorkeling and scuba diving, you can play beach football, beach volleyball, go hiking and go camping at night here.
2. Nha Trang
Nha Trang earns it rank as Vietnam’s beach capital for a reason. And that is anything you expect from a beach destination can be found here, including scuba diving. As a matter of fact, Nha Trang is one of the most established and most developed scuba diving spots in Southeast Asia. In one of the world’s most beautiful bays, it’s not difficult for you to find a spot for going underwater.
3. Phu Quoc Island
One of the hottest spots for international travelers in Southeast Asia for the near future, Phu Quoc features pristine beaches, exotic fresh seafood and some unspoilt spots for scuba diving. Bamboo sharks can also be seen here. After all, Phu Quoc Island is a perfect place if you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy an intimate beach getaway.
4. Con Dao Archipelago
You have to take a 45-minute flight from Saigon to get to Con Dao, a place which used to be known as “Hell on Earth” during the Vietnam-America War. But now, Con Dao Archipelago is a true paradise for both beginners and real divers. Beside exploring the biodiversity under the sea, there’s a new and only penetrable ship wreck in Vietnam.