• Whale Island Dive Centre

    Welcome to our summary of Diving Activities on Whale Island which will reopen for 2019 Diving on 1st March.

    Exclusive diving with a myriad of unidentified Nudibranch and amazing Macro Life. A full range of PADI courses, daily diving/snorkelling trips. Great opportunities for quality beach dives and night dives. This East coast treasure is nestled 2 hours North of Nha Trang. Peaceful, rustic bungalows and Ocean view restaurant and bar. No roads, no motorbikes.

Daily Diving Options

2 Boat Dives





As part of 1st dive

2 Try Dives



A day with Rainbow Divers includes

  • All quality rental equipment
  • Local PADI trained dive guides with unrivalled dive site knowledge
  • Multilingual PADI instructors
  • Refreshments
  • “Exclusive” diving. We are the only dive centre on the island
  • Snorkelling - $30 USD - 650k VND

PADI Advanced Courses

Include PADI Nitrox Specialty for just $125 (5 days notice required)

PADI Specialty Courses including: Project AWARE, Fish ID, Naturalist, PPB, Nitrox, Equipment, Deep, Digital Photography, Navigation, Search + Recovery, Night, VN Nudibranch, Vietnam Diver, Multi-Level/Computer, Compressor.

Due to the extortionate cost of importing PADI Manuals into Vietnam, we suggest that you purchase your Specialty Manual and study before arriving. Order from your local PADI Divecentre. Details from PADI



1 day



Theory 1 day, Pool 1 day, Boat 2 mornings



Theory, Pool + Boat: 2 weeks-3 months

Adventure Dives



Whale Island Dive Centre


Whale Island Information

The charming and exclusive resort of Whale Island is a retreat not oft’ found in Viet Nam. Nestled in a spaghetti bowl of sprits and Island’s around Van Phong Bay this retreat offers travellers the rare experience of absolute peace and quiet, nature in extremis and an aquatic heaven.

In the 1930’s the famous Jacques Cousteau spent time in the main land port of Dam Mon working as an Ocean Cartographer and discovered a passion for the under water realm by following the local fishermen on outings.

Many decades later the inimitable Michele and Lam–Phuong made an over night stop for a camping trip while travelling the country. It touched their souls in such a special way they dedicated themselves to fashioning a unique and simple, yet divinely rustic resort that sits comfortably on the landscape like a well tailored robe.
Breakfast included Lunch & Dinner* ($12+$16) $28 * 50% discount on all meals for children from 6- 11 years * Free of charge for children from 0- 5 years * Rates are applicable for meals in the restaurant and exclusive of drinks. * per person
Whale Island boasts a haven of 23 Bamboo bungalows echoing the crescent beach line with sea and Garden views. At the east end you will relax in the Ocean View Bar/restaurant and feel the stresses and strains filter from your system. The atmosphere is truly melow and sublime. The Island serves full board, 3 meals a day varied with the local fisherman catch of the evening. A fulsome blend of Vietnamese and French cuisine featuring fresh salads, fish, and fruit. And one of the best bakers in the country – bread heaven.

By day you can simply relax with a book, lounge on the white sands, snorkel the bay, rent a canoe/kayak/catamaran and explore the shoreline – or trek into the hills for amazing 360 degree views of Van Phong Bay. As a photographer/nature lover, sunseeker or diver: Whale Island delivers without prejudice.

You rent the bungalows by the night, the food is full board per person and transfers are organised from the Rainbow Bar in Nha Trang or the Cam Ranh (Nha Trang) Airport. Stop, breathe and enjoy the Whale Island Viet Nam.
Nha Trang City Daily Shuttle (2H) WHALE ISLAND Daily Shuttle 9AM and 2PM (Nha Trang to Whale Island) Boat transfer included. Departure from The Rainbow bar* $20 / Person WHALE ISLAND Daily Shuttle at 11:30 AM and 4PM (Whale Island to Nha Trang). Boat transfer included. Arrival at The Rainbow bar* $20 / Person * 50% discount on transfer for children from 5- 11 years * Free Of Charge for children from 0- 5 years

Transfer Nha Trang City or airport to WI (2H30 from airport) Transfer Minibus / One way ( 1 to 7 Persons) + boat transfer $59 / Minibus Bus / One way ( 8 to 20 Persons) + boat transfer on request
Enjoy an Ocean view breakfast in the resort restaurant at 7am. Take a stroll down the beach at 7.30am to try on your fins and wetsuits before departing on our dive boat.

Take a leisurely cruise through the channel to your first dive site. You will be briefed and orientated on the boat and dive profile/conditions. 30 minutes to the main channel sites and around 60/90minutes to the offshore Islands.

During your surface interval we will change your tanks while you rest and refresh and catch some sun. Move the boat to the next best dive location. Your PADI Instructor or Dive guide will brief you on your next dive and help with your equipment.

Enjoy a relaxing journey back to Whale Island resort while the crew take care of your gear. Grab some photos and go through the Fish I.D books with your staff.

You will be returned to the resort in time for a fresh lunch. Your Instructors will organise your logbook stamping and certifications.

Why not arrange with your Instructor for an afternoon or night dive from the beach? There’s plenty to see; we’re even creating our own wreck!
• Paperfish
• Devil Scorpionfish
• Dragonettes
• Flying Gunard
• Cowfish
• Nudibranches
• Giant Moray Eels
• Clown Fish
• and more...

Rare, But There....
• Turtles
• Manta Rays
• Reef Sharks

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