Lying on the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam is a strip of land shaped like the letter “S”. China borders it to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, the South China Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the east and south.
Vietnam is currently one of the world’s most talked-about travel destinations. The diverse natural environment, geography, history, and culture have created a unique and genuine South-East Asian experience. A visit to this fascinating country will indulge your senses and open your mind.
Bustling cities like Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and Hanoi, spectacular landscapes like the island world of Halong Bay, historical towns like Hoi An and of course, diving, invite the traveler to experience a very diverse country.
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 such as Phu Quoc (Gulf of Thailand), Con Dao (south of Saigon), Whale Island or the Marine Park area offshore of Nha Trang. If you want to see untouched reef and undeveloped islands its time to head off to Vietnam. Diving in general can be very good with everthing from gently sloping fringing reefs to vertical walls down to 50 meters deep.