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Diving in Vietnam

The popularity of Vietnam as a tourist destination is growing rapidly and with it comes a dive infrastructure that is opening the doors to a multitude of dive sites along its long eastern coastline. Considering the length of Vietnam's coastline it does come as somewhat of a surprise that most of the diving is based in Nha Trang. Da Nang may develop as a diving destination but currently there is only one operator. Diving in general can be very good with everthing from gently sloping fringing reefs to vertical walls down to 50 meters deep.

The coastal waters off Vietnam offer an impressive biodiversity with nearly half of all the species of coral on the planet found here. Marine life includes sharks, morays, rays and all the regular reef visitors. There are several virgin scuba spots that have yet to turn into popular resorts such as Phu Quoc and Con Dao. The future for these pristine diving locations will mean more dive boats, more divers and more dive sites discovered. If you want to see untouched reef and undeveloped islands its time to head off to Vietnam.


Vietnam at a glance

Religion: Predominantly Buddhist

Population: 82 million

Currency: Dong (15,000 = 1$US approx)

Geography: 329,500 sqm
Coastline: 3,444km

Language: Vietnamese (French spoken in some parts)

Travel: Major airports at Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Diving: Viz can be upto 40 metres, depths to 80 metres. Marine life includes most common indo-pacific species.

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