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Ocean Explorers Dive Center

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113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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St. Maarten Scuba Dive and Certification

I would recommend Ocean Explorer Dive Center in St. Maarten to everyone! My son and I chose Ocean... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2015
jill ann S
Best Scuba Experience!!!

Ocean Explorer review. I can recommend this company with confidence to any diver looking for the... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2015
Zdenek U
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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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113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten

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Reviewed 13 April 2015

I would recommend Ocean Explorer Dive Center in St. Maarten to everyone! My son and I chose Ocean Explorers to get our dive certification and Luciana and the Dive Crew were so helpful and accommodating! Thank you to everyone for making our first ocean dive...More

Thank jill ann S
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Ocean Explorer review. I can recommend this company with confidence to any diver looking for the best diving of the Saint Marten Island!!! In return I'm sure that all new customers would be happy for my suggestion!!!! My experience: I started to dive with Ocean Explorers on November 2014 and kept...More

Thank Zdenek U
Reviewed 9 April 2015

These guys were great! Was a little under the weather from pre-carnival celebrations the night before (I never recommend diving under the weather) but these guys rocked it out! They really went out of their way (But not like an annoying 26.2 bumper sticker soccer...More

Thank Rene S
Reviewed 3 April 2015

I just returned from 2 months in St Maartin, I tried to get in a couple of 2 tank dives every week. Jefferson and Luciana could not have been better to dive with. Jefferson tries to make every dive interesting and safe, the entire dive...More

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 2 April 2015

I was a complete newbie, having only just finished my PADI classwork and poolwork when I showed up to do my Open Water dives with Ocean Explorers. They were great...knowledgeable, thorough and reassuring as they took me on my first underwater adventures. Now I'm certified...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 1 April 2015

We booked two dives with Ocean Explorers prior to leaving on our Caribbean Cruise. Luciana was very responsive over email, answering all of our questions and concerns, and even set up round trip transportation to and from the port. When we arrived at the port...More

Thank capt_tiki
Reviewed 23 March 2015

I have been diving as part of a large group of experienced divers for many years. Each time we have gone back to St Martin - we use Ocean Explorers. Jef is one of the best dive masters I have ever dove with. His attention...More

1  Thank juliefromcleveland
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Made dive appt with Ocean Explorers because of Trip Advisor reviews. My 13yo son completed his certification dives with them. They were very knowledgable and were extremely attentive. We will be planning a vacation to St Maarten again and will definitely dive with Ocean Explorers...More

1  Thank ekcpeterson
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Had two nice dives with this group. Very well staffed and nothing but top-notch, professional employees. The staff were literally all over me to help me prepare for and return from the dives. Nice! Dive conditions weren't the best resulting from high wind but we...More

1  Thank David U
Reviewed 13 March 2015

I had a great dive experience and finalized my padi open water with ocean explorers. Great crew and dive instructers.

Thank Simone J
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Cindy A
23 June 2017|
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Response from OceanExplorers | Property representative |
Hello Cindy! We would be happy to take you diving. May be best to e-mail with your enquire so I can send more detailed information.
6 May 2017|
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Response from OceanExplorers | Property representative |
Hello Ashley! Thank you for sending your enquire! We are happy to hear that you want to get to know more about these amazing creatures! As it turns out, in order to participate on the shark dive; You need to be a certified... More
19 April 2016|
Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
It is right there in Simpson Bay. You will have to contact the shop. Most places require that if you haven't been diving within a year that you do a refresher dive with them first, but you will need to call/write them... More