Vietnam is a country stuck between Laos, China, Cambodia and Thailand Gulf. This fascinating place attract a lot of tourist every year, coming for its cultural wealth and its beautiful landscape. Bordered to the east by the Chinese sea, to the north by the gulf of Tonkin and to the west gulf of Thailand. Vietnam has a coastline of more than 3200 km. Warm, clean and not to deep, the Vietnamese waters are favorable for coral and the hundreds of tropical species living on it. During the 90’s scuba diving industry boomed. Today you will find dive centers every where along the coastline and even more near touristic places as Nha trang bay.
Best time to dive in Vietnam
Vietnam has a dry season from November to March and a wet season from April to September. The best Vietnamese dive sites are situated in the south of Vietnam, we recommend you to go there during the dry season to enjoy the best diving conditions.
Visibility could vary from 10 to 30 meters depending the season.
There is none or really weak current, making it an interesting holiday destination for less experienced divers. We find, however, some drift dive, that will appeal drift lovers.
Difficulty : Vietnam is really an ideal country to start scuba diving thanks to his visibility, the fact there is no current and its abundant marine life.
Water temperature au Vietnam fluctuates between 26 and 28 Celsius degree.
Vietnam marine life
In Vietnam, you will find most common tropical species as clown fish, trevallies, trigger fish, groupers, barracudas, box fishes, parrot fish, butterfly fish etc. Macro photographers they like really small critters will enjoy colorful nudibranchs, leaf scorpion fish, frog fish and a lot more. Marine mammals and some pelagic fishes come across Vietnamese waters and therefore are occasionally seen by divers. You may encounter different kind of whales, whale sharks, eagle rays and Manta rays. Moreover, it is possible for the lucky one to swim with two highly endangered species by humans and pollution, the Irrawaddy dolphin and the Dugong.