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#1 WanderingBob

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:41 AM

 

In 2 weeks I fly to Vietnam, do a couple of days of tours then get on a boat and travel to Cambodia on the Mekong River.

 
It looks like I may get an extra week there.
 
So, I am looking for suggestions on what to do.
 
The tour recommends you fly into Vietnam and out of Cambodia to/from LA.  However, I have a week to play.
 
Is there any decent diving in Cambodia or Vietnam?  SHould I head to Thailand or another destination to get in some diving?  Or, is there some place as a MUST SEE, omn land while I'm there?
 
Any suggestions would be appreciated.  I need to make flight arrangements ASAP!
 
Thanks so much!
 

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:23 AM

4-5 days in Anilao for macro is better than anything I've seen in Cambodian and Vietnamese waters. Even the wide angle in the Mindoro area trumps anything I remember.  The diving in Vietnam and Cambodia is mostly a must get wet and desperate variety. Good luck.


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#3 MortenHansen

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

As Drew said, Philippines might be a good choice. I would personally not pay for the diving in Cambodia or Vietnam. 

 

Did you consider doing Angkor Wat while in Cambodia? I was there about a month ago and it blew my mind! 

 

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:04 PM

4-5 days in Anilao for macro is better than anything I've seen in Cambodian and Vietnamese waters. Even the wide angle in the Mindoro area trumps anything I remember.  The diving in Vietnam and Cambodia is mostly a must get wet and desperate variety. Good luck.

Thanks Drew.  Looks like I'll need to head back that way for the diving.



As Drew said, Philippines might be a good choice. I would personally not pay for the diving in Cambodia or Vietnam. 

 

Did you consider doing Angkor Wat while in Cambodia? I was there about a month ago and it blew my mind! 

 

Enjoy, Morten

Morten,

My tour ends in Siem Reap, with two days at Angkor Wat.  Can't wait to see it.  I guess I'll stay in Cambodia for a week after the tour.

 

Thanks,

 

Bob


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