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September 13, 2015
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September 13, 2015

History of Rainbow Divers

History of Rainbow Divers

Rainbow Divers has seen a lot of change since opening the first PADI Dive centre in Vietnam 20 years ago.

Government spies no longer jump aboard, locals hunting birds’ nests have stopped taking potshots at the boats and the sound of dynamite blowing fish out of the water has become a distant memory.

But there’s been a few consistencies: crystalline waters holding a wealth of marine life, beautiful coral and boundless opportunities for exploration.

Jeremy Stein, founder of Rainbow Divers, offers people the chance to join him on this diving adventure, no matter what your level of experience may be, and become a graduate of the world renowned PADI diver training system.

Jeremy grasped the opportunity to found a safe and fun dive school after arriving in Nha Trang in the 90s when he saw the owners of a small bamboo hut offering short trips around Hon Mun Island.

He bought out the owners, upgraded the centre and then opened his (and Vietnam’s) second PADI Dive Centre at a place in Nha Trang called Rainbow Bar – hence the name Rainbow Divers, which became a hit with ocean lovers across the world and soon opened centres on Whale Island, Phu Quoc Island and Con Dao Island.

Each centre provides high quality teaching from experienced staff although divers will discover different species of marine life and a unique local feel at each location.

Whether it’s the tropical exoticism of remote eco-resort Whale Island, the stunning coastline of Phu Quoc Island or the untouched beauty of Con Dao Island, Jeremy guarantees Rainbow Divers will show you something you’ve never seen before. You’ll be in a maximum team of four students aided by an instructor and assistant who deliver on safety, personal feedback and, of course, an unforgettable experience.

The selection of Rainbow Divers courses includes ‘Try’ Diving programmes for those who want to test the waters and see if diving’s for them, children’s dive programmes (10 years and older can go in the ocean while 8 years and up have multiple pool choices including a pool in Saigon) and snorkelling with expert supervision on dive boats. Rainbow Divers also exclusively teaches PADI certification programmes and offers qualified divers tailored trips.

Vietnam’s economic growth has afforded the protection of marine life and corals that show more fish species than ever so there’s no better time to experience the joys of Vietnam diving than today.

Inexperienced divers are urged not to splash in the shallows of resorts like Sipadan in Borneo or Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia but instead learn in the exciting depths of Vietnam before exploring the world of diving.

Jeremy says: “After almost 20 years establishing and developing the diving industry throughout Vietnam, I still recognise the tremendous opportunities which still abound for diving; so many more places and so much more to see and discover.”

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