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Diving in Van Thanh

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When to go to Van Thanh

Diving is possible all year round with water temperature ranging between 22C/71F and 28C/82. The best time for diving on Whale Island is from January through October, when the water visibility reaches 30m/98ft.

Scuba diving in Van Thanh

Van Thanh is located on the Southcentral coast of Vietnam. Dong Tac Airport is located in 66 km from it. The area of Van Thanh is known for its colorful coral reefs populated with a wide variety of marine life, including hard and soft corals, mangrove forests and a whole array of rare sea creatures divers can observe in an ideal environment. Among the local variety divers may spot frogfish, paperfish, nudibranches, groupers, giant moray eels, clown fish, sting rays and many others. Popular diving spots nearby include Whale Island (whales and whale sharks can be seen there between April and July), Hon Lon and Hon Kho Trang. Best sites in the area are Three Kings, White Rock, Bai Su, Hon Tai, Elin's Reef, Mui Co and Napoleon Rock (the site is sheltered from bad weather and storms). Elin's Reef has the most beautiful corals in the area and is a great ground for beginners.