Diving tips in Nha Trang

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Nha Trang is home to 20 individual dive sites providing something for every level of diver.

Favorite sites in Nha Trang Bay include Electric Nose, Madonna Rock and Moray Beach. Among these, Moray Beach is the best location to photograph angler-fish, ribbon eels and devil scorpion fish.

The diving off Whale Island is spectacular from January through to October. Hon Trau Nam is the most beautiful and spectacular of the Whale Island dive sites. The floor of this site, at 20-35 meter deep, is yellow, white and purple with soft coral making it an underwater fantasy land.

Hon Mun, a Marine protected Area, is considered the best site for snorkeling. At only 6m, a picture of heaven opens around you, with hundreds of fish swimming in the jungle of coral. Deeper, at around 10m, a torch can be used to discover the secret lives of many creatures in caves under the sea. For those who are diving experts, Hon Mun also offers depths of more than 20m. Also, being one of the stop-overs of a full day Nha Trang four island tour, Hon Mun Island is an ideal place for swimming and sunbathing.

Besides Hon Mun, Monkey Island is also a popular dive site. At depths of only 3-5 meters you can touch the life under the sea. Diving off Monkey Island is easy and safe for those who are newcomers. The water is so pure that you can see the fish and coral 10m away.

Each diving tour offers two dives. People who have a diving PADI qualification can five for 30-45 minutes with an instructor. Those who would like to dive for the first time can do a “try-dive” for around 15-30 minutes.

Many feel slightly scared at first; however, once reaching a certain depth, they all feel that diving is not so tough because the instructor is always by their side. Furthermore, the excitement of entering a totally different world under the sea will make them forget all their fears.

Besides diving activity, the coastal city of Nha Trang offeres variety of Things to do, visit at: http://cityinsight.vn/vietnam-city-tours/nha-trang.html