Top Ten Southeast Asia Classic Adventures

Water Sports at Nha Trang
By Andrew Forbes

With such an extensive coastline, Vietnam ought to be a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Unfortunately, right now there are very few organized activities—a situation which will no doubt improve as Vietnam opens its doors further to tourism. For the present, the best opportunities for scuba diving and snorkeling can be found at Nha Trang, an attractive, medium-size city of about 200,000 people with one of the country's best beaches. The waters are clear and clean, and the offshore islands are ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing. The city has a pleasant, laid-back feel to it and, at least for now, remains remarkably untouristed. It's easy to rent boats and equipment, and there are more than 70 offshore islands in the immediate vicinity for you to explore. Nha Trang is also a good place for beginners—diving instructors with modern equipment are ready to lend a hand.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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