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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 #3 of 34 activities in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have had the pleasure of diving with the folks at Ocean Explorers since 2008 when we showed up in their shop as newly certified divers excited to jump in, try out our new skills, and see fish. Jef watched over us as we attempted to apply all we had just learned in our training. He patiently... More

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a fabulous experience with Ocean Explorers while on vacation in St. Maarten. Our family is new to diving, and the dive masters took extra special care of us. I was completely comfortable with their advice and guidance. They helped us with our weights during the dives, adding and removing weight as needed. They assembled all of our gear... More

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Jeff and his crew are the best, he is very knowledgeable about diving and a lot of fun. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone. The cost of the dive was very reasonable and my son and 2 nephews that I went with have a great memory that will last us a lifetime.

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been diving for 25+ years and an instructor for 18 of those years. The staff on the boat were nice enough, however the shop staff were condescending, uninformed did not follow PADI dive procedures and had poor follow thru. Why should someone have to wait at least a week to receive their pictures of the dive because they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I had I great time! They are really professional. I did the exploring scuba diving and they really help me to get into the water. Then I did the shark diving and it was one of the best experiences in my life! It was beautifull and I trully recommend doing it. I didn't had any problem at all, they were... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

OMG!! Where do I begin? It has always been an ambition of mine to scuba dive and whilst holidaying in St Maarten, I could not believe that there was a dive centre right next door. What an opportunity and one that I wanted to seize was to learn to scuba dive. The team of staff at Ocean Explorers were extremely... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Scuba instructors were very friendly. They were patient and really good instructors. They had waters on the boat to help keep everyone hydrated. Felt very comfortable under the water with these instructors. They took pictures underwater of everyone. Great place!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone who wants to get great service, safe dives and enjoy what the Caribbean dive has to offer. I fulfilled one of my diving ambitions, which was to dive with sharks - great to see a company who cares about the environment and who wants to protect these magnificent creatures, not to... More

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I dive once a year during my summer vacations. Ocean Explorers are on top of my list of Dive shops visited. Excellent service and friendly team that clearly love what they are doing. Safety and conservation are priorities that make every dive enjoyable and for years to come. I do not hesitate to recommend to anyone in St Maarten.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I get to dive only once a year for a week or two. So every year I have to wonder if I chose the right dive shop. I can say Ocean Explores far exceeded my expectations. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. I felt like part of the family.

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