FAQ's

1Who are PADI?

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors. The most recognised and respected name in the diving industry.

75% of divers worldwide choose PADI.

75% of divers in Vietnam choose Rainbow Divers.

The perfect combination

2Do I need to able to swim to learn to dive?

To become a certified PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver, you need to be able to swim 200m and float/tread water for 10 minutes unaided. If you can’t we can offer you PADI’s Discover Scuba Diving Programme so you can still experience and enjoy the underwater world!

3Where is the best diving in Vietnam?

This really depends on the time of year, but each of our 5 PADI Centres throughout Vietnam offers something different and unique.

Nha Trang - Electric Nose & Madonna Rock

Whale Island - The Three Kings & Hon Tai

Phu Quoc - Dep Reef & Anemone Cove

Nha Trang - Electric Nose & Madonna Rock Con Dao - Hon Cau & Rabbit Island

Whenever and wherever you dive with us, we'll show you something you haven't seen before!

4Why do you prices appear more expensive than other centres in Vietnam?

Because they are! We established the recreational diving industry in Vietnam in 1996 and know the correct prices to charge to ensure equipment safety, air quality, staff training, professionalism and of course fun. When other centres open they have no track record and no credibility, so they simply offer cheap-cheap. In diving you really do get what you pay for! Do you really want to be at 18m or 30m underwater with poorly trained staff? Would you ever really consider the cheapest Skydiving Course?

5Do you always offer Course Training in a Pool?

We offer all initial training in a swimming pool or shallow safe divesites. We believe that this is essential for you to gain confidence + competence whilst mastering basic dive skills. Whale Island + Con Dao utilise the beach, but we can always offer the training in a pool in Saigon, if this helps.

6Why are you called Rainbow Divers?

When we were looking for suitable premises to expand in Nha Trang in 1999 we agreed with a local beach-bar complex, The Rainbow Bar, to open there. Their condition was that we promoted their name. As a Rainbow aptly described the colourful reefs around Nha Trang, we naturally agreed: thus Rainbow Divers

7Who owns Rainbow DIvers?

We are a 100% foreign-owned Vietnamese Company founded by English PADI Course Director Jeremy Stein. He is the Top Instructor-Trainer in Vietnam and continues to pursue perfection for diving throughout the country through his relentless drive and passion for diving. He remains in day to day control of the 5 centres and is supported by a superb International Pro-Team

8Are you a Gay Divecentre?

In the traditional sense of the word, which means fun, happy and carefree, then yes we are. If however you’re asking about our sexual persuasion, then I would comment that we are a professional PADI divecentre and as such we are not interested in anyone’s religious, political or sexual preferences; if someone wants a safe + fun Diving experience, we can and will help.