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Scuba Diving in Vietnam

Information about scuba diving, dive shops, and the places dive spots in Vietnam.

Dive Resorts in Vietnam

Whale Island Resort
Offers overnight accommodations in 23 traditional bamboo bungalows with single or double beds, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, and a bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet. Scuba diving, the most popular activity on the island, is usually available from January 15 through October 15. Note that room rates include breakfast but the mandatory lunch and dinner meal plan is priced separately. Visitors can can pay an addiitonal fee to resort to be picked up in Nha Trang and driven two hours to the Dom Mon Pier, for a 15 minute boat ride to Whale Island.

Hoi An Scuba Diving Centers

Blue Coral Diving
Offers PADI diving certification and snorkeling and scuba diving excursions.

Cham Island Diving
PADI dive center based in the city of Hoi An. Offers daily snorkeling and scuba diving boat excursions to the Cham Islands.

Rainbow Divers
PADI dive center offering diver training and diving excursions in Nha Trang, Whale Island, Phu Quoc Island, and Con Dao Island.

Nha Trang Scuba Diving Centers

Coco Dive Center
Offers many levels of PADI and SSI scuba diving courses, introductory dives for the non-certified, and diving excursions up to 65 minutes for certified divers.

Mark Scott's Diving Center
Offers scuba diving classes and excursions. Based in Nha Trang.

Oceans 5 Dive Center
Nha Trang dive shop and scuba diving school with a swimming pool surrounded by gardens. Their boat dives each accept a maximum of 12 divers per excursion. First opened in 2011. See also their Facebook Page

Richard Beaulac's Scuba Dive Vietnam
Nha Trang dive shop owned and operated by Canadian Richard Beaulac. Offers offering scuba diving certification courses, diving equipment sales, and diving excursions.

Sailing Club Divers
PADI five star diving center, diving certification school, and scuba diving excursion operator based in Nha Trang. Originally established by French owners in 1999 as the Octopus Diving Club. When the Sailing Club Vietnam took over ownership in 2004, the dive operator's name was changed to Sailing Club Divers.

Top Dive Spots in Vietnam

Cham Islands
Group of 8 islands within the Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, a marine protected area and UNESCO biosphere site.Can be reached by speedboat from the mainland in about 25 minutes. The Cham Islands are the home of more then 150 species of coral, more then 200 of fish, 4 species of lobster,a nd more then 80 species of mollusks.

Con Dao Islands
The Con Dao Archipelago includes Con Dao National Park and the islands are an important sea turtle conservation area.

Whale Island
Offers beach and coral garden diving to a depth of 15 meters and wall diving to a depth of 40 meters. Located about two hours north of the city of Nha Trang. Whale Island can be accessed by taking a two hour boat trip from Van Ninh, a town about 60 kilometers north of Nha Trang. Another option is to drive two hours from Nha Trang to the Dam Mon Pier, and then taking a 15 minute boat ride to Whale Island.

Articles About Scuba Diving in Vietnam

Vietnam: The Next Big Dive Thing?
Article by Dave Harasti about scuba diving in Vietnam that was originally published in Australasian Scuba Diver Magazine.

Dive Vietnam
Information about diving destinations in Vietnam including Nha Trang, Whale Island, Phu Quoc, Con Dao Island, Hoi An, and Saigon.


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