Stein's RAINBOW DIVERS
90A Hung Vuong Street
The longest established PADI divecentres in Vietnam
and the only PADI CDC, IDCs + National Geographic divecentres
throughout the Country. We have Centres in Saigon, Phu
Quoc, Con Dao, Nha Trang, Whale Island + Hoi An.
the Republic of Vietnam grows more and more as a tourist
favorite destination in South East Asia, its shore line
is home of some good dive sites in Nha Thrang and off
to the island of Mun also known as Hon Mun.
The nearly 41/2 mile (7km) long, palm-lined sandy beach
makes Nha Trang one of Vietnam's most popular destinations
for Vietnamese and foreigners alike, and there are regular
flights from Saigon, Hanoi & Da Nang as well as
daily rail, bus and minibus services.
Nha Trang to the stunning nearby islands and offer the
BEST diving in The South China Sea. The majority of
the dive sites are within a 1 hour boat ride of Nha
Trang. Fish life includes some rare species such as
frogfish, paperfish, devil scorpionfish, dragonettes,
flying gunard, and cowfish.
Whale Island, north of Nha Trang offers diving for beginners
and experienced alike. There is safe & simple diving
from the beach to a maximum depth of 50 ft. (15 m).
Or a boat dive that offers more exciting & adventurous
diving; wall dives down to 130 ft. (40 m), coral gardens
at 30 - 50 ft. (10-15 m), racing drift dives, or just
exploring the reefs. Whales, sharks & whale sharks
are regularly seen, as are rays and some pelagics.
A new, and virgin diving area, Phu Quoc Island is off
the SW coast. It is similar to the rest of Vietnam whereby
there are not schools of large pelagics, Mantas or Sharks.
However the hard & soft corals here are pristine
and the mass of small islands to the south of Phu Quoc
are home to a huge variety of small colourful reef/coral
fish, many of them endemic to the Vietnamese waters.
The mysterious Dugong (manatee) has even been sighted
Climate: Warm and tropical - Daily Temps: 78 - 100F
Water Temperature: 71F - 86F (22c and 30c)
Visibility: 30 - 100+ ft (10 to 30+ m)
Most visitors to Vietnam need a visa to enter the country.
Visas are exempted for the citizens of the countries,
which have signed a bilateral or unilateral visa exemption
agreement with Vietnam, tourist visa may be valid for
15 to 30 days.
Tourist visa can only be obtained in Vietnamese embassies,
consulates abroad. Otherwise, you can get a visa at
the border gates if you are invitees of some Vietnamese
competent organs or you are travelling on a package
tour organized by Vietnamese travel companies. To apply
for a visa, the requirements are as follows:
Entry permit form (which can vary from one Vietnamese
embassies or consulate abroad to another) - There are
two categories of this form: for foreigners and for
Two photos (4cmx6cm or 3cmx4cm)
You should send your application and photos to a Vietnamese
embassy or consulate abroad, which is most convenient
to you. On your requirement, the reply will be returned
by post (you must provide stamped envelopes with your
name and address).
It is easier to get your visa from a Vietnamese travel
agency. The necessary information to the travel agency
and place of birth
of your passport
and exit dates
you plan to receive your entry visa from the Vietnamese
embassies or consulates
Vietnamese overseas are required to provide more information:
and reason to leave Vietnam
Vietnam by means
names and addresses of relations in Vietnam
- Not more than 30 days: for citizens of Thailand, Philippines,
Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Laos.
- Not more than 15 days: for citizens of Japan and South
Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland.
(Vietnamese diplomatic and official passport holders
are exempted from visa requirements to enter Japan).
- French citizens holding valid diplomatic passports
are exempt from visa requirements when visiting Vietnam
and are allowed to stay for up 3 months at one time
or on several visits within six months since their first
immigration dates. Vietnamese citizens holding valid
diplomatic passports also enjoy similar privileges.
- Citizens of Chile and Vietnam holding valid diplomatic
or official passports from one of the two countries
are exempt from needing entry, exit and transit visas
in the other's territory and are allowed to stay for
up 60 days on each visit.