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Dive Review of Rainbow Divers in
General Travel/Other Locations/Nha Trang, Vietnam

Rainbow Divers, Mar, 2012,

by Elizabeth Crapo, ID, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports). Report 6635.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The typical routine is a two-tank morning boat dive to the offshore islands. The area we dove in was a marine park. The boat was large, with at least 20 divers. Divers are divided into groups (mainly according to language spoken, it seemed). There were only two other divers in my group, and group entries into the water are staggered so it didn't feel crowded underwater. The dive started out on a deep sand slope, where we didn't see much. It was shaping up to be the most boring dive I'd ever done, but we found some nice coral in the shallows. Not many fish, and those that we saw were small tropicals. Anything edible had been fished out long ago. I would estimate the water temperature to be in the low 70s F. I was freezing in my 3mm full wetsuit - the coldest I have ever been. The second dive had more coral cover so it was a little better, but still not particularly exciting. I wouldn't recommend making a trip to Nha Trang exclusively to dive. But if you are already in Vietnam and want a Vietnam logbook stamp, Rainbow Divers is a good operator, and Nha Trang has a wide variety of accommodations (I found a clean, private room in a mom-and-pop place for about $18 but there are fancy chains like Novotel too), a nice beach and topside activities to keep a non-diving companion entertained for a day.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Guam, Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Hawaii, Bali, Manado, French Polynesia, Fiji, Dominica, Bay Islands, South Carolina, Sipadan, Thailand
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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