Diving & Snorkelling

Unsurprisingly divers and snorkellers are some of the main visitors to the Cham Islands. While the diving isn’t world class (visibility can be poor and overfishing is a problem), it is intriguing: five species of lobster, 84 species of mollusc and some 202 species of fish are endemic to the Chams. Dive trips and overnight stays can be arranged through dive centres in Hoi An, such as Cham Island Diving Center. A full-day trip that includes snorkelling, a short hike, lunch and beach time costs US$40. An overnight option incorporating beach camping is around US$80.