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St Maarten Discover Scuba provided by Aqua Mania Adventures

St Maarten Discover Scuba
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Take the plunge into the underwater world of St Maarten on this scuba diving adventure for beginners -- a perfect introduction! Ease into the calm and clear waters of the Caribbean, and explore shallow dive sites with a trained PADI instructor. Choose your departure destination depending on where you are located on the island or if you are a cruise ship passenger. Simpson Bay Resort - Cole Bay & Simpson Bay area Divi Resort - Philipsburg, Oyster Pond, Dawn Beach, Orient & Little Bay area
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Meet your dive instructor and small group at either Divi Bay Resort or Simpson Bay Resort. If you are arriving at Dock Maarten via cruise ship you will find our dive shop a five minute walk away. Watch a short instructional video and get a safety briefing from your certified scuba instructor. Although this diving experience is not a scuba certification course, you can get credit toward PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification if you choose to continue diving. Board a well-equipped boat to head out toward the reef. When you reach the dive site, get help with your equipment and slip into the calm sea at your own pace. Get used to what it feels like to breathe underwater and how to communicate with fellow divers. Follow your guide to explore the dive site, looking for eels, sea turtles, stingrays and schools of tropical fish darting among the colorful corals and sea sponges. At this shallow wreck site off shore in Divi Little Bay, dive to a depth of 30 feet (9 meters). Explore a deliberately sunken submarine as well as a more recent helicopter. Departing from Simpson Bay Resort, enjoy coastal sightseeing as you cruise to an offshore reef site. Please note: This tour is suitable for children aged 12 years and up. Medical forms must be completed and signed by a doctor before the day of your scuba tour to ensure fitness levels and health for the experience. The medical form will be made available by the supplier once the booking has been processed.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your dive instructor and small group at either Divi Bay Resort or Simpson Bay Resort. If you are arriving at Dock Maarten via cruise ship you will find our dive shop a five minute walk away. Watch a short instructional video and get a safety briefing from your certified scuba instructor. Although this diving experience is not a scuba certification course, you can get credit toward PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification if you choose to continue diving. Board a well-equipped boat to head out toward the reef. When you reach the dive site, get help with your equipment and slip into the calm sea at your own pace. Get used to what it feels like to breathe underwater and how to communicate with fellow divers. Follow your guide to explore the dive site, looking for eels, sea turtles, stingrays and schools of tropical fish darting among the colorful corals and sea sponges. At this shallow wreck site off shore in Divi Little Bay, dive to a depth of 30 feet (9 meters). Explore a deliberately sunken submarine as well as a more recent helicopter. Departing from Simpson Bay Resort, enjoy coastal sightseeing as you cruise to an offshore reef site. Please note: This tour is suitable for children aged 12 years and up. Medical forms must be completed and signed by a doctor before the day of your scuba tour to ensure fitness levels and health for the experience. The medical form will be made available by the supplier once the booking has been processed.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3324SXMSCUBA
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary scuba gear
  • Beverages (water, juice, soda)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Marine park fee (approx. USD $5)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, Billy Folly Road, 37, Simpson Bay, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Divi Little Bay Resort: On the beach at the watersports booth. Simpson Bay Resort: Marina of the Resort. #37 Billy Folly Rd, Simpson Bay
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • All participants must be strong swimmers
  • All participants MUST be in good health to participate
  • Please note: Medical forms must be completed and signed by a doctor before the day of your scuba tour to ensure fitness levels and health for the experience. Medical form will be made available by the supplier once the purchase has been made.
  • Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary scuba gear
  • Beverages (water, juice, soda)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Marine park fee (approx. USD $5)
Departure details
  • Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, Billy Folly Road, 37, Simpson Bay, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Divi Little Bay Resort: On the beach at the watersports booth. Simpson Bay Resort: Marina of the Resort. #37 Billy Folly Rd, Simpson Bay
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • All participants must be strong swimmers
  • All participants MUST be in good health to participate
  • Please note: Medical forms must be completed and signed by a doctor before the day of your scuba tour to ensure fitness levels and health for the experience. Medical form will be made available by the supplier once the purchase has been made.
  • Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Popular mentions

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JanDeMartini
Pittsburgh, PA37 contributions
Sep. 2021
Had a really great experience with the St Maarten Discover Scuba. Instruction was fantastic and very hands on. The water drills were very thorough and made me feel comfortable diving after such a long break. I enjoyed the dive on a sunken helicopter and other equipment. Neptune or Poseidon scared the beegeesus out of me because he appeared to be moving. I thought this would be my last dive but I have a renewed interest in the sport because of the professionalism of this great group of people. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Written 5 October 2021
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Eric P
1 contribution
Aug. 2021 • Friends
Awesome dive with Instructors Eric, Damien, and Vossi.

My 3rd time doing this highly recommend this crew to new divers. Eric was a great dive instructor. Made all levels feel confortable. He loves his job and your experience is memorable bc of it.

Do it.
Written 13 August 2021
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Robin S
1 contribution
Jun. 2021 • Family
My son and I joined the scuba team for an introductory dive. The entire team from the check-in to the boat crew treated us like we were family! We felt very relaxed, safe and confident when ready to jump in. They were knowledgeable and aware of us during the dive. I am so thankful they took the time to ensure we had a good experience!!!
Written 30 June 2021
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Shannon S
3 contributions
I had an INCREDIBLE first dive experience!! A huge thanks to Brett for his expert guidance under the water. Highly recommend!!! Couldn’t have had a better time!!
Written 7 May 2021
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Venture739223
12 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Friends
Great dives and crew. Had been a few years since I dove and the dive master Brett checked me out to make sure I had everything I needed to have a great experience. Captain Swanni was friendly, helpful and helped me out when I was turning green and puking over the bow after first dive with the 5 foot chop. Saved my second dive. Can’t say enough about these men’s professionalism and friendly demeanor. Thx again guys for making my dive trip to St Martin very memorable and safe.
Written 18 April 2021
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Lauren
2 contributions
Feb. 2021 • Couples
We had Damien for the Discover scuba diving and he was excellent! He was a patient, kind, and informative instructor that put any anxiety we had at ease. Scuba diving is an experience everyone should have at least once. It’s nothing close to snorkeling and I can only compare it to an otherworldly experience as if you’re on a different planet living a completely non human existence. My very anti ocean, not a great swimmer husband loved it and wants to get certified! We will be back for more and hope to cross paths with Damien and our boat driver (his name was muffled by the noisy boat) in the near future! Thank you both for the awesome experience!
Written 22 February 2021
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Aaron H
6 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Couples
This was great. We dived around some sunken treasures like, a helicopter, a submarine, a statue, and an anchor. The instructor was well versed in technique and application of diving life. I felt safe at all times. This was a bucket list adventure.
Written 16 November 2019
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aquamaniaadventures
We love the Discover Scuba program because it gives everyone the opportunity to try Scuba Diving. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we are thrilled you could cross diving off your bucket list! Hope to see you back again soon.
Written 17 November 2019
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BA Wills
Brookfield, CT5 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Solo
Great trip for a first timer and couldn’t have asked for a better crew. Everyone was very nice and would recommend it to anyone wanting to trip scuba for the first time.
Nate was very patient with me and my lack of diving skills, but over all I learned a lot and had a wonderful afternoon on the water.
Written 1 November 2019
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aquamaniaadventures
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We love this program because it gives everyone an opportunity to try the world of Scuba Diving. We hope to see you back with Dive Adventures and maybe next time you can get certified for open water diving!
Written 3 November 2019
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Heath Vamp
18 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Nathan Otto and Roy are fantastic and so cool. Great diving guys. We did a two day private dive with three couples who are our friends. It was stellar and the guys are incredible
Written 17 October 2019
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aquamaniaadventures
Thank you for diving with us and for the awesome words about our dive crew. We hope to see you back again soon in St. Maarten diving with Dive Adventures!
Written 24 October 2019
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Gail G
Fredericksburg, VA14 contributions
Had a wonderful time. we have done this type of dive multiple times. staff was friendly and patient. the dive included a sunken plane, sub, boat. lots of fish varieties. had a great time. would recommend to anyone.
loved it.
Written 11 October 2019
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aquamaniaadventures
Our dive sites hold so many unique characteristics and we love to share them with the world. We hope to see you back in St. Maarten diving with Dive Adventures soon!
Written 24 October 2019
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Dive a helicopter wreck
One person - Donna - is responsible for ensuring we had a great diving experience! With limited time off a cruise
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Friendly staff! Typical jet ski experience
We jet skied with Aqua Mania. It was an average jet ski timing. The staff especially Donna was super nice and helpf
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Tango- in paradise!
Fabulous day, crew were amazing, drinks flowed, snacks provided and there was also a lovely lunch at Grand Case.
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GREAT CREW
We enjoyed the cruse but I would like to have a bit earlier so would have had a bit more day light before sunset.
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Great for new divers
My teenage daughter and I did our referral dives for scuba certification with Aqua Mania. Eric was the best. We fel
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Tango Caribbean Cruise
My boyfriend and I had so much fun! Even though it was a little cloudy out so we couldn’t see much of the sunset, i
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Kathy
The staff was very friendly and welcoming to us. Started us off on a rum punch if desired. The boat was very ample
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OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION!
We had an amazing time in St Maarten! Brett was a fantastic Scuba instructor, and I highly recommend Aqua Mania and
roamingren
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Highly recommended!!
This boat tour was the HIGHLIGHT of my Caribbean trip. It was so well-organized, super enjoyable, and the crew was
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A can’t miss sunset sail experience.
We take the Sunset Sail every time we come to Sint Maarten which is twice a year. The view of the sunset is unparal
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Amazing views, amazing crew!
Four of us enjoyed a sunset sail on the Tango. Harish, Sylvia, Obie, and Edwin made sure we had a wonderful time, g
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Fun time.
nice sail, good crew and nice nibbles( cheese, fruit tray) with a choice of local beer, wine or rum punch.
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Great Captain and Crew!
Captain Soinet and Master Divers Eric and Brett made our 2 Dive days awesome! Very professional and safety minded,
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A Five Star Evening
We have cruised with Aqua Mania several times, but this was by far our best experience. The crew was amazing. The
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Awesome crew!
I did 10 dives with this group and both instructors/guides were excellent. The captain was also excellent and very
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