Part of the he seabed off Hon Mun island in Vietnam’s Nha Trang Bay, where authorities have banned swimming and scuba diving in an attempt to reverse damage to coral reefs. Photo: AFP
Part of the he seabed off Hon Mun island in Vietnam’s Nha Trang Bay, where authorities have banned swimming and scuba diving in an attempt to reverse damage to coral reefs. Photo: AFP
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Divers angered by Vietnam ban to protect damaged coral reefs, blaming fishing boats for the problem

  • An indefinite ban on swimming and diving around Hon Mun island, a popular spot off Nha Trang, to evaluate damage to coral reefs has divers pointing fingers
  • Diving has the least influence on ecosystem health, they say, blaming fishing. Officials previously cited climate change, dredging and waste disposal as factors

Part of the he seabed off Hon Mun island in Vietnam’s Nha Trang Bay, where authorities have banned swimming and scuba diving in an attempt to reverse damage to coral reefs. Photo: AFP
Part of the he seabed off Hon Mun island in Vietnam’s Nha Trang Bay, where authorities have banned swimming and scuba diving in an attempt to reverse damage to coral reefs. Photo: AFP
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