• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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    Ready for your next diving evolution? You’re eligible as soon as you’ve completed your Open Water Course (with any dive agency)
    The full PADI Advanced Open water Diver program unlocks the oceans like you’ve never seen before. Also it opens doors to your diving future, enabling you to go on and complete fabulous courses such as PADI Wreck Speciality and PADI Deep Diver Speciality.
    The PADI Advanced Open Water Course has 5 dives including Deep and Navigation, the other three we can discuss with you depending on your passions and the time of year and location of your course.
    Options include – Fish ID, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search + Recovery, Naturalist, Photography, Nitrox, Videography, Diver Propulsion Vehicles, Night, Multilevel/Computer Diving, Side Mount and a few others.
  • Step 1

    Get a copy of the PADI Adventures in Diving manual (eManual or online here PADI eLearning) and study about your selected Adventure Dive. Complete the Knowledge Review (there are no written exams for the Advanced Course)
  • Step 2

    Book your Course at your chosen Rainbow Dive Centre
  • Step 3

    Receive professional Instruction on your 5 Dives before, during and after each dive
  • Step 4

    After meeting performance requirements of each of your 5 selected dives (over 2-3 days), receive certification
  • Step 5

    Book some more diving to practise what you’ve learnt, or book a Specialty Course in the Dive which particularly interested you and we’ll teach you more!
  • Step 6

    What about thinking of the PADI Rescue Course or even stay longer an start your PADI Divemaster Internship? Ask your Instructor for more details!
Why not combine your Advanced Course with a PADI Specialty Course?

Optional Extras

The PADI Nitrox Specialty would allow you to complete ALL your training dives with Nitrox, incorporate into your Advanced course for just $150.
PPB (Buoyancy Specialty) allows you to fine tune your diving skills to dive for longer! Or the Digital Underwater Photography Specialty; take your own photos with our Photo-Pro!


  • ALL of our ocean centres
  • OR start in Saigon, perform a swimming pool prep class and then book your place at one of our Ocean centres

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Whale Island


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Phu Quoc


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Con Dao


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