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Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort-town. It's more lively and urban in character than other beach destinations like Mui Ne and Phu Quoc. It's also the scuba diving center of Vietnam.

Stone fish in Oceanographic Museum, Nha Trang. 

The monsoon season is from October to mid December. Sea winds can be heavy, and sometimes the weather can get pretty chilly. Summer, naturally, brings many vacation goers into town and hotel rooms get somewhat more difficult to find.

White budda in Long Son Pagoda.

National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, Admission VND4,000. Open 7AM-6PM. This is like an aquarium with popular and rare species of the sea. A perfect place to bring kids as they will get to see sharks, turtles, coral reefs, lionfish, sea horses, and many other creatures.

Po Nagar Cham Towers.

Long Son Pagoda, Free admission. Open 8AM-5PM. At this pagoda, you will see a 79 ft. tall white Buddha. The pagoda was established in 1963 to honour the monks and nuns who died demonstrating against the Diem government.

4 island ocean tour.

Also beware that parking for motorbikes and bicycles are absolutely free (signs posted in Vietnamese indicates free parking.) Do not pay the 5,000 dong parking fee to the scammers near the gate. Instead, drive directly in, past the vegetarian restaurant, and park where the security guards are.

Getting sun tan on the deck.

Po Nagar Cham Towers, Admission 22,000VND. Open daily 7:30AM-5PM. These four brick towers were built by the Cham civilization between the 7th and 12th century to honor Yang Ino Po Ngar, mother of the kingdom, and the incense aroma emanating from within makes it clear that this remains a religious site for the local Buddhists of Nha Trang today.

Relax on the white sand beach.
The longevity of these last vestiges of a once-dominant South East Asian civilisation should impress temple enthusiasts even if the insensitive restoration and surrounding mass of tourists don't.

The small complex sits on a hill which enjoys views across Nha Trang's fishing village.

Close off-shore from Nha Trang sit a series of islands that offer decent diving and snorkelling, easily accessible by day trip.

The city has about two dozen dive shops, making for fierce competition and great value. For certification training, Nha Trang offers perhaps the best value in the world, with PADI open water courses available with full equipment rental for as little as US$250.

A two-dive boat trip with equipment rental and modest lunch can be had for as little as US$45, also a phenomenal value.

Above information is from Wikitravel :  https://wikitravel.org/en/Nha_Trang

Above pictures taken by Gary, KGH

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Las Pozas, Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Sculptures in Las Pozas, Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
The following information is from Wiki

Las Pozas is near the village of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí. The natural beauty of Xilitla inspired eccentric English artist Edward James to create Las Pozas (the Pools), a garden in a subtropical rainforest just outside the town of Xilitla.

Sculptures in Las Pozas, Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
It includes more than 80 acres (32 ha) of natural waterfalls and pools interspersed with towering surrealist sculptures in concrete. James' objective was to create a "Garden of Eden" at Las Pozas.

Waterfalls in Las Pozas, Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
Between 1949 and 1984, James built scores of surreal concrete structures with names like The House on Three Floors Which Will in Fact Have Five or Four or Six, The House with a Roof like a Whale, and The Staircase to Heaven.
Sculptures in Las Pozas, Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
There were also plantings and beds full of tropical plants, including orchids — there were, apparently, 29,000 at Las Pozas at one time — and a variety of small casas (homes), niches, and pens that held exotic birds and wild animals from the world over—James owned many exotic animals.
Sculptures in Las Pozas, Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
Massive sculptures up to four stories tall punctuate the site. The many trails throughout the garden site are composed of steps, ramps, bridges and narrow, winding walkways that traverse the valley walls. Construction of Las Pozas cost more than $5 million.

The above pictures were taken by Gary, KGH

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Diving and snorkeling in Sabang, Mindoro, Philippines

Sabang Harbour, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines.
The following information is from Wikitravel

Sabang is a small town located on the northeastern coast of Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Most visitors to Sabang are attracted by the excellent SCUBA diving provided by the protected marine sanctuary.

Big la Laguna beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines.

The dive sites that feature a large variety of small sea life with the occasional shark or turtle. Several sites are drift dives and often turn into strong current dives with the best diving being at 18 m.

Beautiful ocean view from the guesthouse on top of the hill. 

Almost all of the dive sites are within a 10 minute boat ride of Sabang which allows you to spend your surface interval on the shore and it also allows most shops to offer as many as four dive trips each day.

Big bangka ferry from  Sabang to Batangas.

Big La Laguna Beach is the best for swimming and snorkeling with its clean sand and coral reef with cordoned swimming area prohibited to boats.

The above pictures were taken by Gary, KGH

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Coron, Busuanga Island, Palawan, Philippines

Snorkeling in Kayangan Lake, Coron, Philippines. 
The following information is from wikitravel

Coron is famous for its World War II wreck diving and snorkeling. There are around ten well preserved underwater shipwrecks surrounded with coral reef. Ocean attractions like Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, Banol Beach, Twin Lagoon, Siete Pecados, Banana Island are great snorkeling sites.

Kayangan Lake ocean view from the summit. 
Kayangan Lake is judged as the cleanest lake in the country. Before approaching the lake, go over the cave and glimpse at the great view on top of the mountain. This view is the most photographed area in Palawan.

Beautiful white sand and shelter at Banol Beach.  
Twin Lagoon at high tide, one can swim through the hole of the rock or a walkway can be used to get to the other side of the lagoon.

Barracuda Lake is amazing for snorkeling and observing underwater rock formations. Banana Island is famous with it's white sand beaches and numerous Pacific Giant Clams.

Snorkeling boat and Coron island rock formation. 
The above pictures were taken by Gary, KGH

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Diving and Snorkeling in Ko Lanta, Thailand

Speed boat for diving in Ko Lanta, Thailand.
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Ko Lanta consists of several islands, the two largest of which are Ko Lanta Noi (Small Lanta Island) and Ko Lanta Yai (Big Lanta Island). Ko Lanta Yai is where all the tourist action is.

Long beach in Ko Lanta, Thanland. 
Koh Haa is the best site in Thailand for mixed groups of snorkelers and divers. In recent years Koh Haa has seen a large increase in the number of fish present at the reefs, due to committed conservation policies.
Beautiful sunset in Ko Lanta, Thailand. 
Hin Daeng and Hin Muang near Ko Lanta are perhaps the best dive sites in Thailand. The sites also have one of the world's highest incidences of manta ray sightings, with fairly frequent whale sharks.

Resort area in Long Beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand .
Speed boat from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi has two departures at 08:00 and 13:00 per day, 350 baht.

The above pictures were taken by Gary, KGH

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Mu Ko Chumphon National Park, Thailand

Mu Ko Chumphon National Park, Thailand 
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Mu Ko Chumphon National Park consisting of a group of islands in the Gulf of Thailand off the coast of southern Thailand.

Snorkeling boat trip in Mu Ko Chumphon National Park, Thailand 
Mu Ko Chumphon National Park has many types of natural resources. It's forests, mostly tropical rainforest, are a type found only on the mountain and on large islands. They provide shelter and habitats for many living things.

Exploring sea caves in Mu Ko Chumphon National Park, Thailand 
There are nearly 40 islands which have long beaches, white sand, and clear water. There are also many colorful coral reefs which are attractive for snorkeling and scuba diving. Two of the islands are swiftlets' habitats, the birds' nests being used in birds' nest soup.

Shelters on the island used for picking up swiftlet nest many years ago. 
The above picture were taken by Gary, KGH

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Ko Tao, Thailand

Ko Tao and Ko Nang Yuan, Thailand
The following information is from Wikitravel.

Ko Tao, literally Turtle Island, is an island off the Central Gulf Coast of Southern Thailand and forms part of the Chumphon Archipelago.

The island is geared towards diving tourists more than backpackers on a budget and offers both basic through luxury accommodation. There are hardly any currents and a wide selection of dive sites and dive shops, schools and resorts.

July/August is actually high season. The Gulf of Thailand is on a separate weather system and is usually sunny. Monsoon is in Nov-Jan and can be constant rain for days at a time.

Marine life near Ko Tao. 

Scuba diving is still the biggest attraction on Ko Tao. Diving in Ko Tao is easy, fun, and you can see turtles, stingrays, barracudas, lots of small fish, reef sharks and there is a very small chance of seeing a whale shark.

At Chumphon Pinnacle you are likely to see juvenile bull sharks which have, until recently, been misidentified as grey reef sharks.

Sairee Beach , Ko Tao, Thailand 

Nearly any time of the year except November is good diving weather in Ko Tao and visibility can exceed 40 m. Average visibility is around 15-20 m, which in November is reduced to 5 m and the seas are choppy.

The above pictures were taken by Gary , KGH.

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Mu Ko Surin National Park, Thailand

Mu Ko Surin National Park, Thailand. 

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Mu Ko Surin National Park is situated in the Andaman sea 60 km from the coast of Phang Nga Province, Thailand. A few kilometers to the north of the park is the Myanmar border and about 100 km to the south are the Similan Islands.

Richelieu Rock is part of the Mu Koh Surin marine park although being about 18 km east of Surin island. It is commonly referred to one of the ten best dive spots in the world.

The main activity enjoyed by visitors is snorkelling and scuba diving. Accommodation takes the form of bungalows and tents.

Mu Ko Surin National Park, Thailand. 
Picture taken by Gary, KGH

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