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Ocean Explorers Dive Center

113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
599-544-5252
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Ranked #1 of 32 activities in Simpson Bay
Type: Water sports
Owner description: At Ocean Explorers we believe that who you dive with is as important as the diving itself… Small groups, personalized attention and a relaxed... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I went on a cruise in April 2014. We both dive and I found Ocean Explorers on TripAdvisor during my research. I was particularly intrigued by their shark dive adventure. After reading the great reviews, I proceed and booked the dive directly with Ocean Explorers. Their team was very responsive. They arranged for transportation ($14 per person... More

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had a blast diving with Ocean Explorers! They were so easy to work with and always responded quickly to email for scheduling. And most importantly, we always felt safe with them & had a blast!! We saw lots of different fish on every dive and absolutely enjoyed the shark dive!! We felt very safe on the dive and appreciated... More

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rochester, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My husband did the Discover SCUBA Course here on a day our cruise ship was here, and loved the experience. We have snorkeled and he did a SNUBA excursion once, but his life long dream was to dive. I made the reservation online and Luciana made the transportation arrangements for both of us to come to the Ocean Explorers Dive... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I picked Ocean Explorers for my Open Water certification, and I'm glad I did. They are a friendly, fun group of professionals. I was nervous about my first dive because of trouble equalizing my ears in the pool sessions here at home. They put me completely at ease, and had a dive master stay with me until I finally got... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My son (15) and I did our Advanced Open Water course through Dive Explorers. I can not recommend them enough. From the Dive Shop to the Ocean Floor everything was well run. Dive sites were great, boat was great, divemasters were fantastic. They know where the critters are which saves a lot of searching. Every dive location gave us something... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I did my Open Water SCUBA Certification with Ocean Explorers and couldn't be happier with the experience. The staff is friendly and exceptionally competent. Located right on Simpson Bay beach, the dive shop is just steps away from the water. Although we had a lot of fun during the instruction and open water dives, safety is heavily emphasized. I would... More

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was my 4th trip to St. Maarten and my 3rd trip diving with Ocean Explorers. Jef and Lu along with their DM’s do their best to get you to dive sites that will provide the most spectacular underwater experiences there are. Although I have dived many of the sites several times, I still see new things at each site.... More

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Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

this is one of, if not the, BEST diving organizations we have run across. We were on a Southern Caribbean cruise and booked with Ocean Explorers before leaving the states. Lucianna was very quick with responses, clear with directions, and made booking a breeze. When we arrived at port a short taxi ride to the beach and we were ready... More

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Assen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I expierienced my dive at OE as very nice, one of the best dives I did so far. They have a very relaxed, and very very responsible calm approach fort each dive, no matter what your level is. They really make the difference when going in the water. The Gregory wreck is one of the objects they dive on and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Just back from 11 wonderful days in St Martin, and most of them spent with Ocean Explorers. We were lucky to have been introduced to scuba diving with Jeff, Lu and the guys and girls, some time ago and have to say...it's all their fault!! All their fault for giving us still, the greatest experiences, time, fun safety and lots... More

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