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Octopus Diving SXM

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Octopus Diving SXM is a full service Scuba Diving center very conveniently located in Philipsburg St. Maarten and very close to the St. Maarten marine reserve "Man of War Shoal" where many ship wrecks can be found including an 1800 Ship Wreck called...more
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Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard 22H | Bobby’s Marina, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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+1 721-588-8245
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All reviews swim throughs dive shop dive master bobby's marina boat captain night dive excellent dive a lot of fun great service maze eels wreck reef sites gear tiffany dm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just got certified yesterday and looked into booking another excursion at this port. Walked a very short distance off the ship to a pier where their boat was waiting. A short transport to the shop. Gear was assigned quickly and paperwork ready as well....More

Thank twisk19380
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a dive shop that cares about diver's having a great dive this is your place. the dives where great not to mention lots of fish,nice reef with swim throughs,turtles,sharks. But most of all the dive crew really made the dives If your...More

Thank william w
Reviewed August 3, 2018

My boyfriend and I got our certification dives with Octopus Diving a few weeks ago. I was actually worried going into them, but the SCUBA instructor Leroy was very knowledgeable and made me feel very at ease with diving. The captain, Andrew, was also very...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Diving in Philipsburg was like old home week. My dive master (Leroy) and boat captain (Andrew) have been with me many times over the past several years. This visit I did eight dives with them and had a blast every time. Leroy is extremely personable,...More

Thank John K
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We used this operation when our ship was in port on April 24th. All the staff were very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Our two stops (one wreck and one reef) were a lot of fun. We had plenty of time at each stop, limited only...More

Thank William S
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing diving experience with Octopus Diving in St Maarten last March. It’s been a long time since my last dive (I used to be a certified diver). I booked a private diving with Chris. I needed to review all the basics and...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We signed up for a week of diving with Octopus in mid April. Chris is no longer there and the dive shop was in disarray trying to get people to back fill. We went for the first dive and they were terribly understaffed. There was...More

Thank cliffy31
OctopusDiving, Front Office Manager at Octopus Diving SXM, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Hi Cliffy , First off we would like to thank you for your review as we appreciate the feedback whether bad or good. I would like to apologize for the inconvenience and experience you may have had as it does not seem like a good...More

Reviewed April 9, 2018

We are new to diving and just got our certification. The day before was our first ocean dive ever (St. Thomas) and absolutely loved diving. After all the excitement from the day before, we wanted to try diving in St. Maarten. We got off the...More

Thank FDPeacock
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

The scuba today for Jake was great! He got to go through a ship wreck; see 5 sharks, a sea turtle, a sting ray, an ENORMOUS lobster (really the size of him!) a barracuda that was after his mom & lots of other great life!!...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Went on a 2 tank dive with Octopus Diving on 3/14/18. First time in St Marten. Dive was great. Both dive sites had plenty to see and the water had good visibility. Chris the owner/Divemaster is a great guy and very willing to accommodate any...More

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