Have you ever imaged that you could breathe normally underwater as a mermaid? Have you ever thought how you could communicate with each other in such strange environment? Apparently, it is no longer your imagination anymore, the sea-trek at Cham Islands in Hoi An, Viet Nam will allow you to encounter those experience impressively.
What is “sea-walk”?
“Sea-walk” is, simply and literally, walking under the sea. Not swimming, not diving, but walking.
At the depth of 5-6 meters under the blue ocean, visitors will have the chance to walk on the seabed and observe the colorful coral reefs and marine ecosystems in this exquisite Cham Islands, Hoi An. In addition, you can even hand feed the fish on the ocean floor.
Among many activities and services provided in Cham Islands, sea walking should definitely be the first in your list since you can:
- Enjoy a safe and fascinating underwater walk on the ocean bed!
- Witness firsthand the magnificent marine life of the beautiful fauna, corals, and a wide variety of fish in the crystal clear blue water of the lagoon in Cham Islands.
- Walk without having knowledge of swimming or diving and you are not even required to remove your glasses.
- Experience the adventure on our VietNamese wooden boat.
How to “sea-walk”?
The only thing you need to do is wear a SeaTrek helmet and walk. It is a simple form of diving helmet that requires no underwater skills or training to enjoy. SeaTrek helmet is designed by Sub Sea Systems (California – USA) to provide a diving helmet that fit all sizes. It is made of Compusite, weighs 32kgs and reduces to only 7kgs underwater. With this specialized helmet, visitors will be able to breathe and move while observing the surrounded nature.
The selected underwater sea walk excursion lasts for 20 minutes, consisting of about 2-5 minutes of training. Then the sea-walkers could spend the remaining time to admire the coral corridor of 1.2 meters wide and 15 meters long. The walking corridor for an undersea is said to be built with an appropriate distance so that it will not affect the corals system and marine life. Tour guides will follow the sea-walkers along the excursion and guide them to feed the coral and other fish probably.
When should you “sea-walk”?
The best season for sea walking is during the summer months of June through the end of August when the weather is perfect with sun shines, clear water and calm sea.
The wonderful Cham Islands
Only 20 minutes away from Cua Dai Beach – Hoi An City, Cham Islands is a must-see destination. This ideal spot is endowed with marvelous topography of mountain slopes and biological diversity, thus it has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve (Cu Lao Cham Marine Park). After visiting around Hoi An ancient town, tourists often travel to Cham Islands to enjoy the serene and pristine beauty of the nature here. Visiting Hoi An but missing the exploration of Cham islands would be a regret in your journey.
There are eight islands in Cham Islands, including Hon Lao, Hon Dai, Hon Mo, Hon Kho Me, Hon Kho Con, Hon La, Hon Tai, and Hon Ong. The Islands is well known for long white beaches, turquoise waters and delicious seafood.
An adventure tour to this island will give you a chance to explore the ecological site with great biodiversity. One of the best ways to witness all those rare marine species and colorful coral reefs is joining a seatrek and touching their lives…
Author: Phuong Anh