Diving & Snorkelling

A trip to the Cham Islands is a superb excursion, and Hoi An's two dive schools offer packages including overnight camping and diving trips. The diving is not world class, but can be intriguing.

A PADI Discover Scuba dive costs US$55 and two fun dives are US$80, while Open Water courses start at around US$375. Snorkelling costs around US$40, including gear, with an overnight beach camping option adding another US$40.

It’s usually only possible to dive or snorkel between February and September; the best conditions and visibility are from June to August.

Massage & Spa

There are many massage and treatment centres in Hoi An. Most are average, run by locals with minimal experience or training. A basic massage costs around US$12 an hour – there’s a strip along Ð Ba Trieu. At the other end of the scale are indulgent places that offer a wonderful spa experience (with prices to match); these are mostly based in the luxury hotels.