Sailing Club Divers daily dive trips start at 7.45am from our main office at Sailing Club Nha Trang, 72 - 74 Beachside Tran Phu and transfer by air con bus to Cau Da, the local port. Our trip from the tourist harbour to our first dive site in the Hon Mun Marine Protected Area takes 45 minutes. Dive groups for certified divers are kept small, up to a maximum of only two or four divers per PADI Professional, Discover Scuba Diving is conducted one to one and PADI courses are a maximum of two students to one PADI Instructor. All dive equipment, hot coffee, hot chocolate, mineral water, fresh fruits, a freshly prepared lunch on our dive boat at a local island and return transfer to our main office at 2.00pm are included in our package price. Cans of Coca Cola, Fanta, Sprite & Beer (after diving) are available to purchase.
All Boat Safety, Dive Briefings and Head Counts are conducted in English. PADI Professionals using dive computers lead all fun dives and PADI courses. All Aqualung & Mares regulators include Alternate Air Source and console with submersible pressure gauge and depth gauge. We also have childrens BCD's and regulators with small mouthpieces. We offer discounts to dive professionals and divers with their own equipment. We are able to accept regulators with DIN valve fittings and have adaptors available on every trip. We have the choice of 11.2, 10 or 8 litre 200 bar aluminium tanks and for deep dives 15 litre 200 bar steel tanks. We use 3mm full wetsuits all year round but have 5mm full wetsuits & hoods on request. Prescription lens masks are also available. A PADI professional is in control and supervising all activities at all times.
We all speak English & of course Vietnamese and currently employ a Dive Team of one English, one American & three Vietnamese PADI Instructors, two Vietnamese PADI Assistant Instructors and six Vietnamese PADI Divemasters.
HOW MUCH IS DIVING?
Throughout Asia the prices seem to be around $50 for two dives; a little more at the more exclusive destinations and of course a little cheaper at the more competitive locations. However, what is happening in Vietnam is confusing. In Nha Trang in particular there are a few dive shops offering two boat dives, with all equipment and lunch for around $25. This is just too cheap, but equally as confusing some are as expensive as $75. With such a wide gap how can these operators justify the higher cost and what does that Dive Center do differently from others for the extra? With suspisciously low prices how can operators really expect to convince their divers that that all necessary safety precautions are in place, their equipment is top quality, their staff speak English, are properly trained and environmentally friendly or even that their air is being filtered correctly? Simple, they can't or they mislead you. Luckily most divers recognise it for what it is and avoid them, after all there is a reputable operator in Nha Trang who offers the latest start, the longest dives, the smallest groups and a Five Star service for a fair amount.
WHY PAY MORE FOR LESS?
Look for PADI Five Star Dive Centers, they are recognised worldwide as offering a higher level of quality & service so before you decide on your dive operator, do some research, Google the Dive Center and read reports and travel blogs from other divers on websites such as Trip Advisor & Lonely Planet. Do a background check on Dive Centers that mislead you into or offer you an unrecognised, obscure certification course you don't want or "Free Accommodation" & "Couch Surfing" as you never know who you may be staying with!
For the best prices in Nha Trang and further information please Contact us.
Unfortunatley there are Dive Centers in Nha Trang that are not genuine PADI Dive Centers but advertise as such to take advantage of the PADI brand but fail to operate at standards required for acceptance as a PADI Dive Center. PADI list all Dive Centers & Instructors that have been expelled or are mis-representing themselves as PADI Dive Centers on their website, you can find it at Consumer Alerts. You can find a list of genuine PADI Authorised Dive Centers on their website, you can find them listed at Locate a Dive Shop You can also check if your PADI Instructor is a current PADI member and qualified & authorised to teach you by going to Check a PADI members credentials
Although we teach exclusively PADI courses there are other options in Nha Trang. Scuba Schools International also list genuine SSI Dealers on their website, you can find them listed at Dealer Search SSI Instructors are only authorised to teach SSI courses exclusively through SSI Dealers and are required to be affiliated with a specific Dive Center. You can also check if your SSI Instructor is a current SSI member and qualified & authorised to teach you by going to Dive Professional Verification
Just because you see a PADI or SSI logo on the dive center store front or on a staff T-Shirt it doesn't mean they are authorised to offer or teach PADI or SSI Diver Training. It's 2013, everyone has access to the internet, if you were Sky Diving would you choose the cheapest parachute?
For booking and further information: Ideally, it's best to drop by in person at least one day before to sign up, show us your certification card (where required), finalise payment and you'll be ready to go the next morning.
We limit the spaces available on our boat for everyone's comfort and enjoyment so you are advised to book early to avoid dissapointment. If you want to dive the same day as you arrive in Nha Trang you are advised to make a provisional booking by email. Email bookings for PADI courses would need to have a deposit pre-paid via PayPal as a guarantee.
We are sorry, we don't accept bookings by telephone.
We accept payment in Vietnam Dong only. Please add 4% if paying with Visa or Mastercard
We are based at Sailing Club Nha Trang, 72 - 74 Beachside Tran Phu and are open from 7.30am until 8.00pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year including holidays.
Please Note: Bookings made through Mia Nha Trang Resort & Spa are subject to an additional charge for return mini bus transfers, a booking fee plus service charge and Government Tax.
Bookings made through Evason Ana Mandara Resort & Spa are subject to a booking fee plus service charge & Government Tax.
Bookings made through Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Resort & Spa are subject to an additional change for return speedboat transfers directly from the resort to Hon Mun Marine Protected Area plus a booking fee, service charge & Government Tax.
A word of advice: Vietnam does not have the strict dive safety regulations most western countries take for granted. Make sure you check the dive operator you choose before embarking on your dive adventure. The cheapest option may not always be the safest option.
DIVING TRIPS FOR CERTIFIED DIVERS TO HON MUN MARINE PROTECTED AREA
Daily Dive Boat departing at 8.00am, returning at 2.00pm (includes: All equipment & MPA Entry fee)
One Day - Two Dives: Contact us
32% & 36% Nitrox: Contact us
Your own dive boat and crew: Contact us
(6 hours - 8.00am - 2.00pm, 9.00am - 3.00pm, 10.00am - 4.00pm latest)
Private Charter (Ten persons minimum), your own dive boat & crew: No additional charge.
Tour Leader / Guide: No charge
(6 hours - 8.00am - 2.00pm, 9.00am - 3.00pm, 10.00am - 4.00pm latest)
RETURN TRANSFERS BY SPEEDBOAT
Hon Mun Marine Protected Area: Contact us