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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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2 Tank Dive, 2nd being Shark Dive

I have been on dives throughout the Caribbean and after a while they all start seeming to be the same. We dive swim around in a large group and see the tropical fish and different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Hanover, Massachusetts
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Hanover, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I have been on dives throughout the Caribbean and after a while they all start seeming to be the same. We dive swim around in a large group and see the tropical fish and different types of coral. Every once in while you will see something new, but normally it's the same old, same old. I read the reviews about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I booked two referral dives with the Ocean Explorers Dive Centre to complete my PADI Open water diver certification. All my communication with Luciana was professional and prompt. After my guest and I arrived we were quickly outfitted and ready to go! My only complaint was the big waves on our journey out to the dive spot (many on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Let me say first that getting to know Jeff and Luciana has really been wonderful! You couldn't ask for two more professional people to trust your dive experience with. I know because after my husband and I spent time diving with them and getting more certifications I had all of our kids get their cerifications with them as well. We... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I completed 9 dives in St Maarten with the crew from Ocean Explorers in Feb 2015 (our second winter diving with them). What a fantastic place to dive (especially the drift dive! Amazing!) and what a great crew to go diving with. We saw rays, sharks, blennies, worms, wrecks, turtles, eels, barracudas, flounders, lobsters, shrimp, crabs, gobies,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Me and my wife wanted to do a 2 tank dive and we found the best operation. They were great to schedule us in. They were very helpful. Wished we could have seen more reef. We stopped at 2 wrecks and saw sharks, ray's, lobsters. Any day diving is better than a great day at work.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Jef and his staff are very accommodating and are very attentive both above and below the water to give you a wonderful diving experience. Planning on diving there again soon when in town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I got my PADI certificate with Ocean Explorers. I really liked the way the team dealt with the course professionally, friendly and with enthousiasm. Every day I got a different instructor, which in the beginning I thought was a bit confusing, but in the end I really enjoyed the different educational skills. I heard Sint Maarten is not famous for... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The crew are all very friendly and helpful. My bf and me did our rescure dive course with them. We had lots fun. Love diving with them! Great place to go.

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Cupecoy Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Friends and I did our Open Water Certification course and absolutely loved it. The staff is so friendly and fun, very helpful, and were very experienced and knowledgeable. Our dives flew by and we enjoyed it so much that we plan on getting our Advanced Certification with them as well! Thank you!

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I did not understand why Jef (instructor, dive master, captain) was pointing at a rock on the seabed, and then the rock moved. In spite of near perfect camouflage coloring, Jef had spotted an octopus which was mating with a second octopus. And then there was Bas, one of the dive masters, who seemed to be able to spot the... More 

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