For this reason we don’t mind scuba diving if the visibility is not perfect and the amount of marine life to be found is low.
We love the sensation of being weightless that you get with diving, and that is enough to draw us beneath the surface.
After a light breakfast Lesh and I arrived at the store, were escorted into a van and sent down to the port where our day’s adventures would set off from.
The usual per-departure briefing took place and off we went into the South China Sea.
We read a few reviews online for the scuba diving in Nha Trang, and they didn’t give us much optimism.
Reports of over-fishing, coral bleaching, boat pollution and little reef conservation were rife across the internet.Our dive master was an affable Vietnamese guy named Anh, who enthusiastically gave us the briefing for our first dive spot, Madonna Rock.We were feeling pretty excited to jump back in the ocean, as we hadn’t been diving since completing our rescue diver course, wreck and nitrox specialties back in Koh Tao, Thailand.We spotted some more nudibranchs, a lion fish, lizard fish and of course more than a few Nemo’s – clown fish.Lesh and I took this opportunity to really focus on our buoyancy and calm breathing patterns.Anh stayed close by, but for the most part left us to our own devices.Constantly checking our dive computers and heading, we started to explore around the dive site to see what we could find.The beach resort of Nha Trang in Vietnam is one place that never rates too highly on ‘must-visit’ diving lists, but seeing as we had not much else to do there, we thought we would see what was on offer.We ended up becoming pleasantly surprised with the scuba diving in Nha Trang.We much prefer to go on word of mouth from people we meet than a dodgy trip advisor review, so we headed straight for Nha Trang Fun Divers as soon as we got to town.Run by Hamit, a cheerful Turkish man, the outfit seemed to be quite professional and we asked to inspect the equipment before signing up.