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Diving in Laos

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Laos is a small landlocked country in south east Asia, just north of Thailand. Laos is a quiet and serene place not known for boisterous vacations and holiday spots. People in this hilly country still live along the beautiful rice paddies. There is no fast lane in this part of the earth. As the country is landlocked, there are no popular scuba diving sites in the country. However, Nam Ngum, the largest river in the country may have some potential for diving which may be explored in near future. For now, all diving crazy people in Laos can head to the neighboring Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. All three are easily accessible through bus, train and air. There are excellent dive sites along the coastal areas of all three countries. The waters are warm and crystal clear. The marine life in these waters is diverse, in the true sense of the word. Nha Trang, in Vietnam is especially a diver’s paradise. The area off the coast of Nha Trang is part of a protected Marine Park. Cambodia is also being developed as a dive destination but overfishing poses a serious threat to coral formations of Cambodia. However, Thailand is perhaps the best of all. The cost of a diving excursion in Thailand is the cheapest in the world and the sites are out of this world, beautiful. Pattaya and Koh Tao are two such Thai diving heavens.


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