The Top Places to Go Scuba Diving in Vietnam

A foreign newspaper has lauded Vietnam's four localities as the ideal places for scuba diving aficionados to explore.


Uncover the delights of Vietnam’s oceanic realm by visiting Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Con Dao, Whale Island, and the Cham Islands.

Scuba diving is a great experience in Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Traveltriangle
Scuba diving is a great experience in Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Traveltriangle

According to Traveldudes, an international travel website, several destinations in Vietnam have been praised as the top choice for scuba diving enthusiasts.

Vietnam is an ideal destination for scuba diving, due to its extensive coastline of thousands of kilometers, providing a variety of dive sites.

Besides housing an array of marine species such as tropical fish, sea turtles, dugongs, seahorses, and even whales, Vietnam’s waters are a paradise for divers. The diving community in Vietnam is known for its warmth, friendliness, and passion, according to a travel website.

Many travel agencies, dive centers, and resorts have started offering scuba diving tours to the stone arch, providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the underwater world. They are prepared to cater to the needs of divers, even those who are inexperienced beginners. Guests will be outfitted with the required scuba gear, including a wetsuit and diving mask.

Traveldudes introduces four destinations in Vietnam suitable for scuba diving. These sites have a wide range of dive centers and resorts offering diving services of all levels.

Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, and Con Dao are the top destinations for scuba diving in Vietnam, providing an unforgettable experience with their vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life.

Nha Trang is renowned for its vibrant coral reefs, providing a perfect setting for divers to see clownfish, angelfish, and butterfly fish. Mun Island and Hon Mun Marine Protected Area are some of the top scuba diving spots in Nha Trang.

Phu Quoc is an idyllic island located off the southwestern coast of Vietnam. It is a popular destination for scuba diving enthusiasts from around the world. The best time to visit Phu Quoc for diving is from November to May when the seas are tranquil and the underwater visibility is optimal.

In addition to scuba diving, travelers can enjoy a range of activities such as snorkeling around coral reefs, fishing, visiting traditional fish sauce manufacturing sites, pearl farms, Ham Ninh fishing village, Phu Quoc National Park, and exploring beautiful untouched beaches.

Traveldudes has highlighted that tourists visiting Phu Quoc island should not miss the opportunity to explore Turtle Island, Finger Island, and An Thoi Archipelago, which are all renowned dive sites. Traveldudes also mentioned Turtle Island, Finger Island and An Thoi Archipelago are dive sites tourists should not miss exploring in Phu Quoc island city.

The most interesting activity is diving to see colorful coral species. Photo: Heyotour
The most interesting activity is diving to see colorful coral species. Photo: Heyotour

From March to September, Con Dao is the ideal destination for diving, as the water temperature is between 27 and 30 degrees Celsius, creating the perfect environment for underwater adventures.

The Con Dao Archipelago is home to some of the best dive sites, such as Bay Canh Island, Hon Tai Island and Con Son Bay.

If you’re looking for an idyllic scuba diving spot in Vietnam, then Whale Island near Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province is the perfect location for you. This hidden paradise provides a tranquil diving experience, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Whale Island provides a peaceful getaway for divers to relax and immerse themselves in nature. TravelDudes recommends Moray Beach, Hon Tai, and Hon Heo as ideal locations for scuba diving.

Between April and July, whales and whale sharks flock to the archipelago to feed on the abundance of krill and plankton, meaning you could even have a chance to encounter them!

US magazine Forbes has named Whale Island as one of the top ten must-dive destinations for 2020.

The magazine reported that Whale Island has an average water temperature of 28 degrees Celsius, making it a great spot for drift diving due to its abundant macro gems hidden within its lush soft corals.

Hannah Nguyen