If you belong to the “sea-loving team” but are a bit bored with just walking on the beach, or floating in the blue sea, now is the time for you to find more interesting experiences. Try wearing a swimsuit and ascent and snorkel deeply to admire the hundreds of colorful coral, shimmering colors on the seabed. But first, let us suggest some of the beautiful coral viewing spots below.
Con Dao Island
The most beautiful diving spot to watch coral that you should not miss is Con Dao. Located off the southern coast of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, Con Dao Island will make you ecstatic not only by the dreamy blue seawater, the peaceful and pristine natural scenery; but also by “secrets” hidden deep under the seawater. There are about 16 large and small islands with unique ecosystems; which will definitely give you a multitude of unique experiences.
The corals in Con Dao are quite plentiful with many types; corals from branches, slabs, blocks, tables with different colors and shapes. Among them, there are many types listed in the red list of Vietnam. You can enjoy swimming; watching coral reefs of all colors, colorful and attractive on the seafloor.
On the other hand, Con Dao is a place where the sea level is not too deep; so diving and watching the corals in Con Dao is not too difficult. Even for those of you who can’t swim, scuba diving is easy with guidance. However, to explore the underwater world, you need to prepare for the best health and spirit.
And especially note to keep the natural landscape, absolutely do not accidentally touch or break corals to protect the natural landscape. A few places for you to snorkel to watch the corals in Con Dao are Hon Tai, Hon Bay Canh, Con Son Bay, Hon Tai, Hon Cau. The most appropriate time is from around March to September.
Phu Quoc Island
The island paradise of Phu Quoc (Kien Giang) is of course always on the list of favorite destinations in the summer. The coral reefs in Phu Quoc are ranked among the most beautiful in Vietnam in terms of diversity; with 480 hectares; including 360 species of hard corals and a variety of soft corals. Therefore, scuba diving becomes a “must-todo-list” when you come to Phu Quoc.
Most resorts in Phu Quoc offer swimming and diving packages around the south or north of the island. Taking part in scuba diving trips when traveling to Phu Quoc, you will have the opportunity to explore the vast untouched underwater landscape with fish and colorful coral reefs in the following forms: diving and watching coral by tube breath; scuba diving and scuba diving; walking under the sea.
In Phu Quoc, there are many places for diving; such as An Thoi archipelago, Thom island, Ganh Dau, Cua Can, May Rut island … In every location, visitors will have a completely different experience and feeling. In the North, the best coral diving spot is Doi Moi or Mong Tay islet.
At low tide, the corals in these locations are only about 10m – 12m from the water surface. If you look closely, you can also see the marine world and the system of extremely richly stacked rocks under the sand surface. If you visit the south of the island and ignore Hon May Rut, it is really a pity. The seawater here is so clear that every reef or pebble can be clearly seen.
To have a perfect day snorkeling, admire the magical beauty of the underwater world, you should choose private canoe tours, small boats of experienced, prestigious, and enthusiastic companies. High prices on major travel sites. And have to ask clearly which areas will be able to go diving to see the corals, the schedule is clear.
Along with Phu Quoc, Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province is also a favorite destination of the “sea-loving team”. This is not only a quiet resort, wonderful natural scenery, mild climate all year round; but also favorably bestowed on the “wonders” of the sea with beautiful multicolored coral reefs surrounded by clear blue sea water and hundreds of diverse and extremely beautiful flora and fauna. So, if you have ever set foot in the coastal city of Nha Trang but have never taken part in a diving trip to explore the vast ocean, it is a pity.
Depending on the package selected, the organizers will pick you up at the hotel or Cau Da port – the departure place of the cruise ships to Nha Trang Bay. The first experience is the feeling of rocking in waves in a basket boat that takes guests from the boat to the raft house – where diving begins.
Some beautiful coral viewing spots in Nha Trang can be mentioned as Monkey Island and Mun island. If you want to dive on Monkey Island, just follow the ledges to jump down to dive. The diving beach here is also very shallow, the depth is only about 3 to 5 meters;
There is a professional guide on hand, so you don’t need to worry too much about safety. As for Mun island, the diving area here is quite deep; usually, the maximum range is 6 to 12m. So the tour guide will get 1 with 1; When diving you also need to learn the full range of safety measures.
Coral reef protection in Hon Mun is very good because this is a coral reserve in Vietnam, there are still more than 1000 species of coral and marine life of all kinds.
Snorkeling ticket in Nha Trang is suitable for tourists’ budget; The price per guest ranges from 450,000 VND – 700,000 VND / time including shuttle boat and full diving preparation equipment as well as professional guidance of the same diving guide.
Cu Lao Cham – Cham Island
If the “Southern team” has Con Dao, Nha Trang, or Phu Quoc is the place to freely explore the great world, the “Central team” also has equally excellent Cham Island. As a beautiful peach in Quang Nam province, Cham Island has a marine protected area of 5000 hectares of the water surface; 165 ha of which are coral reefs and 500ha are seagrass beds with many types of marine life; promises to bring you the best diving experience.
At Cu Lao Cham, there are 38 businesses with about 100 canoes and 11 boats and converted fishermen boats to take tourists diving to see the coral. There are two popular forms in Cham Island: one is swimming and snorkeling on the sea with glasses to see corals (called snorkeling); The second is to walk under the sea (diving) about 7-10m deep with a gas tank, protective clothing.
Coral reef protection is also being done very well; when to reduce the impact on coral reefs, each area can only organize diving, watching corals for 3-5 years, then zoned to protect and limit the adverse effects.
You can choose many coral areas on the island, such as Hon Dai, Hon Tai, Hon Dau, Rang Manh, Bai Be, Bai Du, White Stone … with about 300 different coral species. The best time to snorkel in Cu Lao Cham is from March to August because the sun is warm, the sea is calm and clear, the weather is nice, with little rain.
Da Nang is not ashamed to be a beach tourist city that makes the “Central team” crazy. This place has charming blue beaches and has very interesting activities to play on the sea. One of them is scuba diving to watch coral in the Son Tra area; An extremely interesting activity, attracting other domestic and international visitors.
Located about 10 km northeast of Da Nang city center with an area of 60 km2, Son Tra peninsula is also one of the places with great underwater ecosystems. This place is the magical world of coral with fancy shapes and home to many types of marine flora and fauna. However, the corals here do not grow into large beaches with many types such as Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, or Con Dao.
Scuba diving services to watch the corals in the Son Tra peninsula are often designed as tours; including canoes to scuba diving and canoe; participate in recreational games at sea; eat seafood on the beach. Visitors participating in diving services, watching coral will have time to get acquainted with the oxygen tank; instructed on the necessary movements to deal with when there are obstacles in the diving process. With each scuba tank, you can dive deep for 45 minutes to 2 hours. The service price for scuba diving to watch coral in Da Nang is about 600 thousand VND / person.
Surely, the above coral viewing spots will not disappoint you when you arrive. Quickly choose a suitable place for yourself to explore this summer with family, relatives, and friends!