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Address: 113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: 599-544-5252
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Description: At Ocean Explorers we believe that who you dive with is as important as...
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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Very professional dive center

Did two dives today with Ocean Explorers in Simpson Bay St Maarten. Very professional shop, very friendly and Lu quickly did the administration and got us loaded up on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Barrie, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Did two dives today with Ocean Explorers in Simpson Bay St Maarten. Very professional shop, very friendly and Lu quickly did the administration and got us loaded up on the boat. EXCELLENT DIVE BRIEFINGS and discussion on protecting the underwater world for future generations to enjoy. Shark dive was professional, well chorographed and made everyone feel confident. Jef's photography is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is our 2nd year to dive with Ocean Explorers. The entire staff is fantastic. Starting when you book or have questions for Luciana to the staff on the boat. All are very knowledgeable and know how to handle everyone from the non-certified through the well experienced diver. Try a couple dives with them.....you will not be disappointed!

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I and a friend had the pleasure of diving with this shop for 11 dives. I can only say WOW! If you want a great time they are the ones to dive with. From the time we walked into the shop and met Luciana, until we finished our dives, they were great. Very professional and full of fun. We got... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

From the moment I search for a dive team to get certified with and inquired about info Luciana was great with email updates before my trip and email with final confirmation was top notch. Then one my first day to get open water certified the first day I was the center of attention with divemaster Jeferson And his team .... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I booked a multi-country cruise to the southeast Caribbean with the primary goal of scuba diving at each stop along the way. Because our cruise line didn't offer dive excursions, we began our research to find local, reputable dive shops at each stop. At the top of our list was proximity to the cruise pier, timing of... More 

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Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

On a cruise with wife and some family, booked a shark dive with Ocean Explorers. Prior to our arrival, the local authorities had temporarily halted the shark feedings. After making us aware of the situation, we headed out for our first dive (a checkout dive to ensure everyone participating was comfortable prior to getting into the area with the sharks).... More 

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Park City, Utah, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We booked four dives with Ocean Explorers in March - 2 shallow dives, 1 deeper wreck dive, and the shark dive. The service was great, they were flexible with our schedules, and took us on some incredible dives! We will be going back. (For the TL;DR summary, scroll to end.) GREAT FOR NEW/TIMID DIVERS The dive masters are thorough and... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This was my first time trying SCUBA. The staff was extremely helpful and patient. What a great experience! I highly recommend Ocean Explorers. I can't wait to go back for more.

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My refresher dive was accommodated from beginning to end in a very kind manner. Luciana was very helpful answering all my questions and getting me ready to move from "rusty diver" status to happy and confident diver. The group was nice and small and there was no rush. We enjoyed a great dive site with a ton of marine life.... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great team, very professional, I´m looking forward to dive again with them on my next visit to St. Maaarten.

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