Residents in the south-central province of Binh Thuan earn their living by fishing at night all year round.
In Long Hai Commune of Phu Quy Island District, people often catch fish, crabs, and shrimp, selling these products to earn money then.
Fishermen on the island previously fished with nets in daytime. Now they have to catch fish at night due to the increasingly depleted marine resources.
They dive underwater for hours, use sharp iron rods to look for fish throughout the night, and then return to shore in the morning.
Together with his son and some other relatives, Nguyen Thanh Tuan, 30, a fisherman, brings along food and gets on their boat at 4:00 pm every day.
When the sun dips, they start wearing diving suits, prepare oxygen masks and flashlights, and jump into the sea to search for seafood.
This continues throughout the night and is divided into three sessions, each lasting from two to three hours.
They often have dinner at midnight, with simple soup and some newly-caught fish.
Khiem, 50, is responsible for rowing to follow the deep-sea divers. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The diving is divided into three sessions, each lasting from two to three hours. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The catch after each time of diving. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Nguyen Thanh Dien, 24, says he often suffers joint pain due to long-time diving. Photo: Tuoi Tre
People are seen having a quick meal with freshly-caught fish. This is also a rare rest of these divers. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The previous night, Tuan and his team of three people earned only VND600,000 (US$27). The following night, he said he had to go further… Photo: Tuoi Tre