The best time for scuba diving in Nha Trang

Recognized as one of the most amazing bays in the world with a peaceful and modern city lying on the coast, Nha Trang attracts many domestic and foreign tourists coming to visit every year. The city with stunning beaches, a tranquil atmosphere, and friendly people make it become a paradise for tourism and water sport activities. Among them, scuba diving is one of the most popular activities not to be missed when traveling to Nha Trang, especially young people who love to explore the ocean.

Due to the southern location on the coast of Vietnam, Nha Trang has two distinct seasons with quite pleasant temperatures throughout the year. The monsoon period lasts from September to December and the remaining time of the year is the dry period. The lowest temperature of the area is 18°C while the highest one is 30°C. Summer takes place from May until early August with warm weather and little chance of rain. The hottest months often fall in July and August.

Scuba diving in Nha Trang

The most perfect time for scuba diving in Nha Trang is from April to August. During these months, the weather is extremely sunny with sparkly clear water (the visibility can go up to 30 meters) and peaceful currents. The average temperature ranges between 28°C and 30°C. You will have a great chance to see a wide variety of colorful tropical fishes and beautiful coral reefs. Besides, certified divers can experience an interesting adventure by exploring a majestic cave and thrilled swim-through tunnels at Octopus Rock off Hon Rom. In the rainy season, the water is quite moderate so, you still can dive but not too deep. The other things to ensure your safety are you should not dive right after having a meal and when you are tired.

Scuba diving experience in Nha Trang

The famous diving sites in Nha Trang can be named are Mun Island, Mot Island, and Monkey Island. Mun Island’s clear and clean waters are home to more than 300 species of coral and thousands of fish species. If you do not want to dive, you still can see coral by glass-bottom boat at Yen Island and Noi Island. Mun Island has a depth of more than 20m while Monkey Island is only 3-5m deep, so you need to pay attention to the diving area to suit your swimming ability. Monkey Island with shallow water is selected by many tourists for scuba diving in Vietnam. The sea here is very clear and there are many beautiful coral reefs, beautiful pristine rocks, and groups of colorful fishes swimming around. At Mot Island, for those who are not good at swimming, it is still easy to snorkel to see the amazing coral reefs and marine creatures here.

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