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Vietnam Diving

Diving in Vietnam is really taking off. From Danang on the central Vietnamese coast down to Phu Quoc Island in the Gulf of Thailand, Vietnam's dive sites are some of the most unexploited in South East Asia.

The coast around Da nang offers a new and exciting destination for divers in Asia. This region of Vietnam is renowned for its pristine beaches and clear blue ocean - notably at China Beach -- and its coastal waters, which offer some of the finest scuba diving in the region. Nha Trang is the coastal capital of Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam. Its legendary pristine beauty is known throughout Southeast Asia. A land of soft white sand, surrounded by warm, turquoise waters filled with an abundance of sea life and dotted with sattered islands.

One of the high points at Whale Island is its underwater landscape. The diversity of the coral as well as the other components of submarine fauna like nudibranches contribute to the reputation of the place.

Con Dao, 200km south of the mainland, has some of Vietnam's best remaining coral reef and a national park but limited accommodation and can be reached only by helicopter or a long sea crossing from Vung Tau.

Mui Ne Beach is located 11 km east of Phan Thiet and 200km from Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to its lovely beaches and clear water, one of the highlights of Mui Ne is Doi Cat (Sand Hill), the golden sand hill created by the incoming ocean winds. It looks like the moving waves when seen from afar. In the mornings, when bathed by the first light of the day, Sand Hill glows in gold Mui Ne is an ideal place for relaxation. Its striking scenery and soothing atmosphere have inspired many an artists' creation.

You can also follow the Suoi Tien (Fairy Spring), which is a stream that runs through some of the dunes. A reasonable pair of shoes is advisable since the sand can be very hot after the sun has been out for a couple of hours. The lonely beaches, still untouched by tourists made Mui Ne became popular. It boasts shady roads under coconut trees, a beautiful beach and cliffs battered by the waves of the sea.