From Hoi An to Nha Trang took us 2 days and roughly two 6 hour rides with an overnight stay in Quy Nhon.
We had one main goal whilst we were in Nha Tang and that was to get our Open Water Diving qualification.
We set ourselves up in a hostel on the Monday night and booked our course to start on the Wednesday so that we could have a chill day (we craved chill days after bum numbing, fist clenching rides).
We went out for a meal on the night and managed to find a place that done a ‘Sunday lunch’ in Nha Trang. Result!! For all the non-brits reading, a Sunday lunch is just meat, potatoes and veg with some gravy. Oh, and if you’re lucky enough a Yorkshire pudding! For dessert I decided to treat myself to a Cadburys Dairy Milk bar, little did I know this would turn out to be a huge mistake!
I was woken up the next morning with my stomach doing a washing machine impression and had to run to the hostel toilet and stick my head down the toilet for the next 20 minutes! As I’m the kind of guy that tends to be very vocal whilst throwing up, we decided it was probably best to check ourselves in to a hotel down the road as not to be a nuisance to the other 14 people in our dorm for the next few days.
If you are wondering how I knew it was the chocolate bar, I am not 100% certain, BUT I can say that all 3 of us eat the same meal on the night, and ‘coincidentally’ a few days after us Charlie happened to be in Nha Trang, treated herself to a Dairy milk, and had to go to hospital as she had the same side effects as me but was in a lot worse condition!
Luckily for me I was only ill for that one day which meant I could start my scuba diving course the next day, which I was thrilled about.
We spent the next few days on our scuba diving course with our amazing instructors, Kim – a Vietnamese master diver and Chris a young Australian lad who was currently training to be a diving instructor.
We all had an amazing time and at the end of the 3 days had passed our course, we went out for a drink to celebrate on the night and planned our next journey… Ho Chi Minh City
Accommodation – Budget hostel around £4 ($7) and hotels from £10 ($15)
Food – Meals costing around £5 ($8) (I recommend the Sunday lunch 😉 )
Getting around – Small enough to walk around or you can get a motorbike taxi single trip costing about £1 ($2)
Things to do
Get your open water diving qualification – I would recommend Angel Dive amazing experience and friendly staff cost around £130 ($200)
Go get a mud bath at the I Resort – Packages from £8 ($11)
Chill on the beach – Free