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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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Michel- Best Instructor I've ever had!

Michel was an amazing instructor who was calm and supportive during my open water certification process. You can tell that he loves to teach and is enthusiastic about what he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Michel was an amazing instructor who was calm and supportive during my open water certification process. You can tell that he loves to teach and is enthusiastic about what he does. I highly highly recommend to dive with Michel to everyone!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

i have been diving with jeff since back when he was with another company on the island he was my advanced and rescue course instructor great operation, small groups, would highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Just finished my PADI Rescue Diver training with Ocean Explorers and thought I should leave a quick review. I've been out with Ocean Explorers multiple times in the past, but this was the first time I completed training with them. I've been diving for about 10 years and on multiple continents, and Ocean Explorers is one of the absolute best... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Since discovering OEX a few years ago on a quick trip to SXM, I've gone back and done my Rescue Diver and Dive Master training with them. Jef and Lu, the owners, are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate individuals, and interacting with them is a pleasure. They always hire great folks, too, including Leslie and Kirsti, two members of the current... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The water and reefs are excellent but the personal attention from Jeff on the boat made our 6 dives special. The photos taken by him are amazing and were an unexpected bonus. Small group size of 8 people allowed for quick in and out of the boat without waiting like the big cattle car trips. If you can schedule the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Went with Ocean Explorers for a full day of diving. Did a reef dive first. The dive master was amazing. She found things that you blink and miss. An octopus and baby angel fish to name but a few. We then went on to their shark dive. It was amazing. 6-7 reef sharks so close that they bumped right into... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We dove for every day for 2 weeks with Ocean Explorers Dive center with our party of 6 people. We saw MANY creatures, including a few we had never seen before, the Mantis Shrimp, and Frogfish. In our first 2 dives on this trip, we saw sharks, octopus, rays, eels, frogfish, lobster, crabs and more! Jeferson, Luciana, Bas, Leslie and... More 

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Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Best place to dive on SXM!!!! Was taken care of very well and felt comfortable with everyone and everything above and below the water. SUN FUN and DIVING staff is fun and very nice easy to talk to would recommend this place to anyone visiting the island and wanting to see some of the wonders they have below.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Went on a two tank dive and did two wrecks - a chinese fishing boat and the gregory. Chinese boat was at 105 feet and pretty neat. The gregory was great as usual. Jef does a great job running the dives along with his two divemasters/assistants - Bass (Sebastian from Holland) and Keisha (from Nova Scotia). Overall EXCELLENT experience. Highly... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Jefferson and his team are phenomenal. With this dive shop you will experience great personalized service on their boat of only 6-8 divers. Your gear will be loaded and unloaded for you and the dive masters take the time to point out anything unique and interesting. If you are contemplating the shark stop now and just book it!! This was... More 

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