Scuba Diving in Nha Trang – A Whole New World
Since Nha Trang was pretty famous for its beautiful dive sites, my boyfriend and I raided the internet for recommendations, and decided to go for scuba diving in Nha Trang ! No regrets whatsoever!
Big shout out for our guide, Linh and Khanh, the absolutely best instructors and diving buddies we could ever get! They were experienced, friendly and helpful, and their English was superb. We ran though the the PADI Discover Scuba skills in no time.
They picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the boat, which we spent extra money on to reserve for ourselves. Before we dived, our instructors presented a basic review of technique and equipment for us one more time, as well as more in-depth information about the reef and other places we should be diving. My boyfriend even had Linh checked over my tank, hoses, and gauges to make sure everything was in working one more time before we hit the water, which I felt unreasonably happy about.
When I jumped into the water, it was suddenly quiet and calm around me as I let myself sank slowly through layers of blue and green for what seemed like a long time. My boyfriend was deep below me, arms and legs spread out as if floating on the surface, relaxing. The instructors was diving near to us, giving us a thumb-up.
Schools of fish flitting around us, brilliant colors like rainbow. The visibility was really good, we could see clearly through the aqua blue the incredible underworld. We marveled at the breathtakingly beautiful and complex reef structures and soft corals. The marine life was diverse: from seahorses and frogfish, to sting rays cruising along the bottom, while overhead, we saw an eagle rays floating leisurely. We even found a stonefish. Besides that, we found plenty of smaller but incredible life forms. I lost count of how many pictures we took down there, everything was so magnificent!
Between two dives, we came up for a light lunch. The food was delicious with fresh fish, shrimp and homecook fish soup. Then we took a break before continuing to discover the magical world under the sea. We encountered a huge octopus hiding in the coral reef, and just before we ascended in the end my boyfriend spotted an adorable clownfish couple! It was amazing seeing these outside Finding NemoJ! Besides there were a lot of fascinating fish that I didn’t know the name of as well, all making a dreamlike scenery.
Besides from the photos we took ourselves, Linh took us several wonderful pictures and even a fantastic video of us. He sent us the link to them later that day, and they were all of superb quality!
On the way back we stopped for a floating restaurant. The food was extraordinary. We had grilled fermented pork roll, jellyfish vermicelli and other local seafood – all fresh and delectable.
All in all I strongly recommend scuba diving in NhaTrang. Aside from the pristine beach and fantastic food, it was the best the beautiful city had to offer! The service was top-notch as well.The staff did go out of their way to give us the best experience.Setting everything up was easy and convenient; the instructors were competent, professional and concerned about our well being. Everything exceeded our expectations, and it was worth every penny spent! Such a once-in-a-lifetime experience! My boyfriend and I both decided that we would definitely come back to this beautiful dive spot for more adventures to the aquatic world
For those of you who have always dreamed of seeing the majestic deep blue ocean or maybe trying a dive or two on holiday, hope we’ll see each other the next time I go to NhaTrang!