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Ocean Explorers Dive Center

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Address: 113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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At Ocean Explorers we believe that who you dive with is as important as the...

At Ocean Explorers we believe that who you dive with is as important as the diving itself… Small groups, personalized attention and a relaxed atmosphere are what we offer on a daily basis. From outstanding reefs to fantastic wrecks, our waters are warm and inviting and the marine life abundant and friendly. Our Caribbean dive shop is located under the waving palms by this tranquil Kim Sha beach on the beautiful Caribbean island St. Maarten.

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USD 92.00*
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Two Tank Scuba Dive Adventure from St Maarten

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Best Dive Padi in the world

They offer a great dive course for beginners & kids. All the team is awesome and all the dives were worth while. If you want to dive, this is THE PLACE. Look for Luciana... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tatiana K
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They offer a great dive course for beginners & kids. All the team is awesome and all the dives were worth while. If you want to dive, this is THE PLACE. Look for Luciana & Jefferson and they will be happy to assist you.

Thank Tatiana K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a quality dive charter. My husband and I had the time of our lives doing their two tank dive with the second being a shark dive. They take your photos as well with high quality cameras and you can buy access to the photos online for a very reasonable price, I think it was either $20 or $25.... More 

Thank Cassie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One days diving from a cruise ship, booked direct with ocean explorers, even sorted out the transfers from the ship. Amazing diving with a friendly crew of dive masters, great diving technique for entry and exit from the boat. Friendly dive masters. This was my 55th dive and I have dived in some amazing locations like the maldives. This shark... More 

Thank ray4312
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 3rd trip diving with Ocean Explorers. Lu and Jef run a tight operation. On this trip, we were diving on Leslie's boat. She has been with the shop for a few years. Ocean Explorers uses small boats. I don't believe I've ever been on a dive with more than 10 customers. Typically, there are 2 DM's in... More 

Thank Billy S
Tampa, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Private booked with Ocean Explorers for my stopover on the Carnival Fascination. They arranged transport for $14, which was fast and comfortable. Upon arrival they warned us of poor water conditions and gave us option to cancel; however I found the waters to be fine and i'm usually the first person sick. First dive at the Porpoise was fun. Wreck... More 

Thank shauny2k3
Red Wing, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a SCUBA vacation destination, consider St.Maarten. The diving there is to be considered an event full of marine life. If you want to enjoy your diving Ocean Explorers is a must! They cater to the small group boat trips. They have implemented excellent protocol for each dive and have employed a crew who goes over... More 

Thank Greg A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are PADI certified, but have dove in 10 years. My 17 and 11 year old had never dove. I asked them if we can do a quick refresher for us parents and then an intro dive with the kids. I had a feeling my 11 year old would try it but then end up on the... More 

Thank Gary S
Port Isabel, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had booked the dive as well as the transportation to the dive shop. Followed the instructions and no problem getting to the van and then to the dive shop. We go in to fill out the paperwork and we're warned that the water may be rough once we get to the dive sites, and there will be a lot... More 

Thank Jim B
Edina, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough nice things about my experience with Ocean Explorers. Great communication, good equipment, amazing staff and great diving. I completed my Rescue Diver course and felt they did a great job of covering all the materials, but I still had a great time doing it. Astrid and Elton were great instructors and Luciana did a great job... More 

Thank Thomas E H
Hillsboro, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was renewing my certification after a 25 year hiatus and my wife was doing her initial certification. We had searched both dive locations and dive operators in many places around (Hawaii, Aruba, St. Maarten, etc.) and, luckily, opted for this place for our training. Lu and Jef are just amazing folks and obviously enjoy diving and operating this shop.... More 

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