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The Scuba Shop

Address: #16 Airport Blvd., Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: +1 721 545 3213
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Ranked #22 of 36 Activities in Simpson Bay
Type: Specialty Shops, Gear rentals
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Spend the day or spend the week exploring - our free Snorkel Guide will take you around the island...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Gear rentals
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Spend the day or spend the week exploring - our free Snorkel Guide will take you around the island with great details on all the best snorkeling spots. It is available at both our Airport Blvd, Simpson Bay and Captain Oliver's Marina, Oyster Pond locations. Don't own any snorkel or dive gear? Not a problem - at The Scuba Shop you can Rent by the day or the week. Or browse the selection in our stores - we are Authorized Dealers for many major brands and carry international warranties. Our stores are stocked with everything you need for fun under the sun - from snorkel and dive gear to watertoys and suntan lotions.Can't figure out which snorkel or dive trip to make - contact us to book the perfect day for you. Bareboat Charter Guests - we specialize in renting scuba equipment so you can "Dive when and where you want"! Whether you visit The Scuba Shop from a Charter or Private Yacht, Hotel, Timeshare Resort or Cruise Ship, you will find invaluable information on Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Sailing, Water Sports and land based activities on and around St. Maarten / St. Martin.

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited the Scuba Shop in December, 2013 and were blown away by how helpful, accommodating, and friendly everyone was. On top of the great customer service on land, we had an amazing dive, led by a member of the shop and would highly recommend booking your dive adventure here. Looking forward to the next time!

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

No need to write a lengthy review here. This is a great shop. Great prices, friendly service, great equipment. My wife and I rented some snorkel equipment from here for a week, plus we got a nice handy snorkeling guide and some good chit chat from the owner. If you're looking for a place to rent, here it is! :)

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I am a P.A.D.I master instructor and worked all around the world ,and this is the place to go if you want to get some geai for your snorkeling or diving, even clothing , thé girls who work there are great, helpful and knowledgeble and ALL that with a smille and with great prices. I am defenately recomand the SCUBA... More 

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Kim F, Owner at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review

Hi Nancy and Rick Thank you for your great review. We hope to see you back in our warm waters soon. Best regards, Kim More 

Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We rented snorkeling gear from The Scuba Shop on our recent trip to St. Martin. The gear was of good quality and in good shape. Ilya took the time to fit us properly, and when we discovered that the Oyster Pond shop did not stock corrective masks, she offered to find out if the Simpson Bay shop had them. She... More 

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Ilja B, Manager at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for taking time to write a review, we appreciate it and you're welcome! Hope you had a wonderful time snorkeling. More 

Baltimore, MD
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Ilja was very helpful in getting us prepared with dive gear before our sail. The shop is right in the Oyster Pond marina which was extremely convenient for gearing up. Ilja responded to emails weeks prior to our trip to help get us prepared and the dive map they give for free is pretty beneficial. Would definitely rent from them... More 

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Kim F, Owner at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review - we really do appreciate it. I am very happy that Ilja provided you with great and helpful service and that you enjoyed the dive guide. We hope that you will be able to return to our lovely island and sail and dive our blue waters again. More 

Ridgeland, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I can't say enough about how helpful the staff at The Scuba Shop has been! Even though we weren't able to book anthing through them, they were quick to answer all my emails. Not only were they happy to provide information about tours but also about where to eat, how to get around the island, and any other details to... More 

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Kim F, Owner at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Today is the day that you are here and, even though it is a really busy day, (and a bit windy), I hope that you will be able to enjoy the best of our island and get in some good snorkeling, great beaching and yummy food. More 

Dallas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We rented full dive equipment for two and they were ready for us and got all our equipment fitted and tested quickly. Good quality equipment and friendly service. Highly recommend. Great inventory for a small store.

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Kim F, Owner at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review - we really do appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you back in St. Maarten, and if we don't see you back here we hope you next dive / sail experience goes just as smoothly. More 

Perkiomenville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have used The Scuba Shop twice since 2009. Both times we rented tanks and weights. During our first visit, my personal BC need a new inflator. Peter quickly made the repair at a very reasonable charge. Our second visit which just occurred last week, was another postive experience. In addition to tanks and weights, I also rented a BC... More 

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Kim F, Owner at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we really do appreciate it. We hope to see you back in St Martin / St Maarten soon, for another week of sailing, diving and fishing fun. More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We were in St Maarten for a sailing trip and used the Scuba Shop to acquire rental tanks. The staff was great - friendly and very helpful with information about local island diving. Looking forward to diving with them on our return!

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Kim F, Owner at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review - we appreciate it very much and look forward to having you back on our lovely island again. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I was getting certified, and went here to buy my first "real" mask. The staff went out of their way to insure proper fit, etc. They even put toothpaste in mask to get me started! Fun place to shop and will return when we're back in St. Maarten!

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Kim F, Owner at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We are extremely happy that you had fun shopping with us and hope that you get many great dives with your new mask. More 

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