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Dive Adventures

Address: Billy Folly Rd 28 | Simpson Bay Resort, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: +1 721-544-2640
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Dive Adventures, located on the marina of the Simpson Bay resort...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Owner description: Dive Adventures, located on the marina of the Simpson Bay resort, formerly known as the Pelican resort, is a full service PADI resort facility offering daily dives, night dives and enriched air (Nitrox). We also offer all PADI courses. Our custom built dive boats offer plenty of sun protection and cold beverages. Our professional staff takes great pride in safety and customer care.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This morning I made a great double dive with Dive Adventure. A group of 7 divers who hadn't dived together before. The crew took care of us very professionally and efficiently, giving attention to our safety and well-being from the start to end. They are experienced and responsible. After receiving the gear and having set it up on the dock... More 

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Albany, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I have been diving with Dive Adventures yearly since 2001. I have never been disappointed with Vinny's operation and this Jan. and Feb. after 14 dives/7 trips they continue to be excellent. Easy dock access to the boat, vs. Ocean Explorers. The staff are all responsible and pleasant. They carefully gage people they do not know to assess their skills... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

On the resort, very great service...so much that my husband and son did 6 dives with them and even got to see sharks :) Scuba diving was great too, thanks to our captain for the snacks and the carribean music :)

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Ajax, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My Wife and I dove with Dive Adventures aboard the "Dive Machine" for three 2 tank trips while we stayed at the attached Simpson Bay Villas over Christmas. Shop staff were pleasant and got us signed in quickly. Our dive staff on board for all three trips were Capt Soinet (quite a character) along with DM's Demian & Malica. All... More 

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aquamaniaadventures, Manager at Dive Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to create this review and thank you for the good words about our shop, crew and boat. Yes, they are fantastic. So sorry that the weather did not cooperate with our diving during the week that you were here. Normally we take suggestions from our customers. Each and every day we do our very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I elected to use Dive Adventures for my daughter's open water dives after getting the pool dives accomplished in the Midwest. Vinny personally greeted me and made me and my daughter feel at home on day one. We did 4 dives with them and her instructor (Sandra) made it a very special and personal experience for my daughter. The boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

It's hard to summarise and provide justice to the absolutely amazing experiences we had which is all thanks to the amazing team, Damien and Captain Soinet. We had 8 dives with this centre whilst on holiday in St Maarten and each and everyone gave new experiences. We saw an abundance of sealife including Eagle Rays, Reef Sharks, Turtles it was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Thank you instructor Milica and captain Soinet for making this a most memorable experience. Excellent instruction and guidance through entire dive. Made it a pleasurable and enjoyable and felt in good hands especially while exploring underwater. Constant monitoring of every member of 3 person group while underwater. Very cool experience and though just outside comfort zone, would do this again.... More 

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Climax, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had the most amazing trip ever. Captain Soinet, Demian,Zaviya and Nicholas were very knowledgable and made our trip the greatest. Thanks guys for a memorable trip and for the friendship. We will defiitely be seeing you again next year. If you are looking for the best dive instructors, then you need to check out these guys they are awesome.

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Austin, Texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Easy check in. Good equipment. Small load of people on the boat. Padded seats on boat. Plenty of beverages. Great dive sites and all very close to the shop. Captain Iain, Demian, Zokihya, and Collin were all very friendly, professional, and fun. One thing I would recommend to them is to maybe have some small munchies as well. Crackers or... More 

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Washington, DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

After several emails to the operator explaining that I was unable to successfully complete open water certification but I was scuba diver certified, I was put into Discover Scuba upon arrival. My local instructor emailed this outfit and explained the situation and provided documentation on my skills. Dive Adventures basically ignored the email and put me in Discover Scuba. This... More 

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aquamaniaadventures, Manager at Dive Adventures, responded to this review

The reason you were put on a discover scuba dive is because you contacted us many, not several times explaining that you were not comfortable and not sure if you could do this. Your instructor who started your training there in the U.S. contacted us and told us you were uncomfortable and needed a personal instructor for you first ocean... More 

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