High-speed boats take tourists from Tam Islet to the oyster raising area.
All diving equipment is imported from Italy and meets international standards. Furthermore, tourists are also carefully taught diving skills, such as breathing in water and gestures to communicate with each other. Those, who suffered heart disease, high-blood pressure, asthma or are taking medicine, will not be allowed to participate in these tours.
For those who cannot swim, with only 15-minutes of enthusiastic instruction from the divers, they can feel confident to start their trip to the sea bed to discover the oysters. It is a really amazing experience when swimming through a forest of colourful reefs with schools of fish to the pearl oyster farm. Here tourists learn about all the stages and techniques of raising oysters for pearls. They are allowed to catch some oysters to take the pearls. After 20-minutes of diving, tourists are taken ashore and continue the trip to an area where pearls are taken from the oysters.
Loan, a tourist, was very lucky when getting a oyster which had two big and beautiful pearls. After taking the pearls from the oyster, she asked artisans to make her earrings. “I am very happy when owning these earrings. They are not only beautiful but also of great significance because these pearls come from the oyster I caught in the sea,” Loan said
Taking an pearl from the oyster.
A tourist is very lucky when her oyster has two pearls. She selects a style for making jewellery with pearls.
The Hoang Gia Pearl Company has operated tours of diving for oysters since April 25, 2015 which now attracts about 200 tourists each day. It is expected that the oyster raising area will develop into a “must see” destination for tourists to NhaTrang.