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5 water sports to try in Vietnam

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With a coastline of more than 3,000km and hundreds of rivers, streams, waterfalls, lakes, it is easy to understand that water sports flourish among the nature of Vietnam.

Water sports enthusiasts in Vietnam can now try the following sports.


SCUBA diving

The coral reefs off the coast of Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Quy Nhon, Ninh Thuan are great playgrounds for scuba divers. In addition to walking propellers in the deep blue world, getting acquainted with clownfish, lionfish, sea slugs that you have only seen on TV before, scuba diving also brings a secluded peace that no other terrestrial sport has. Be careful not to step on corals or touch sea creatures!


You can study for a scuba diving license at centers such as Rumblefish Vietnam or Viet Divers. The entire theoretical and practical learning process is usually encapsulated in one to two weeks. In addition, the centers also have day diving courses for you to experience before deciding to pursue this subject.



Surfing


With more than 200 days of good wind per year, Mui Ne soon became a destination for kitesurfers in Southeast Asia. From November to March 3, you can easily see colorful kites fluttering on the beach along the embankment.


To start kitesurfing, you will be guided by a teacher about the wind, and practice controlling a small kite before practicing the big kite. It will take a few sessions to get used to kitesurfing, but once you've sailed on your own, you won't want to go back to shore!



Kitesurfing


After the heyday of kayak, in recent years, SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) took the throne. Unlike the other 4 sports that can only be played in nature, SUP is increasingly popular in big cities. West Lake, Saigon River, or Han River are all familiar SUP paddling spots.


It's called stand-up paddleboarding, but you can still sit, kneel, or even bask in the sun right on the board. The versatility of SUP is one of the reasons why the sport is loved by many. Learning SUP paddling is relatively easy. Sometimes it only takes 15 minutes for you to confidently stand paddling around the limestone outcrops of Lan Ha Bay, or watch birds nest on Ba Be Lake!



Stand-up paddle board (SUP)


After the heyday of kayak, in recent years, SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) took the throne. Unlike the other 4 sports that can only be played in nature, SUP is increasingly popular in big cities. West Lake, Saigon River, or Han River are all familiar SUP paddling spots.


It's called stand-up paddleboarding, but you can still sit, kneel, or even bask in the sun right on the board. The flexibility of SUP is one of the reasons this subject is loved by so many people. Learning SUP paddling is relatively easy. Sometimes it only takes 15 minutes for you to confidently stand paddling around the limestone outcrops of Lan Ha Bay, or watch birds nest on Ba Be Lake!



Rafting


You don't need to be a professional to try whitewater rafting, but you definitely have to have some adventurous blood. Five or six people shouted, paddling a pontoon boat to traverse white, twisting water, some even falling into the stream—rafting must not be for the faint of heart.


The canoeing journey in Da Lat or Dak Lak is often combined with trekking. You will have to hike deep into the forest to reach the streams and rapids. Put on a helmet, put on a life jacket, prepare yourself with a soul of steel, and stick to it!



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