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Dive Safaris

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We, Henry en Helmie together with our staff, offer you the best diving experience of Sint Maarten.You may be experiencing diving for the first time or you may want start a professional diving carreer.We offer:PADI Dive CoursesDive Courses, from...more
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Airport Road 16, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 20, 2014

From the office to the boat crews these are true professionals. Rental equipment was in good shape. Safety was always the first consideration whether it was checking equipment on the boat or monitoring divers underwater. Helma, Frank and Bali were GREAT. The shark awareness dive...More

3  Thank Andrew B
divesafaris474, Owner at Dive Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it! That you enjoy the diving and also feel safe, that's important for us. And the Shark Awareness dive is a really great dive! Well hopefully you will come back again to do some more...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 19, 2011

We did three two-tank dives with Dive Safaris out of Simpson Bay and were disappointed with both the dives and the female DMs. Five of the six dives were very shallow, and the three of us in our group are all very experienced divers. It...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

During my holidays at sxm I had the privilege to spend a couple of dives with Dive Safaris, it was great! Very good service and these guys have such a gigantic passion for diving and the ocean, it's inspiring! I felt safe and welcome and...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Henry and Hermie are fantastic! We completed our advanced open water and wreck dive certifications with them. Very knowledgeable, patient and fun. The dive sites are fantastic! If you want personalized service, no cattle herding and just great dives with people that care about your...More

Thank Kelsie P
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We, my friend and I, did our Open water course with Divesafaris and it was awesome! In the beginning of course we were a bit nervous, but due to the patience and support of our dive instructors Henry and Maureen we managed to complete the...More

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divesafaris474, Owner at Dive Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Thank you so much for your great review! We really appreciate it and so great to hear that you had an awesome experience with us. Have fun with diving and who knows we will see you again on the island to do some diving with...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Take your business elsewhere. Ocean Explorer is only 100 feet away and they are way friendlier. I went into Dive Safari to make an appointment to do a refresher course. The Dutch guy, I believe he is the owner of Dive Safari, was very rude...More

1  Thank Kyle W
divesafaris474, Owner at Dive Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

The review you write is unfortunately your experience not ours. When you walked in the shop you were very busy with your phone and not listening. We never said that locals are all the same, we live on this island, so we are local people...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018

So many nice reviews on here, meaning you actually GOT TO DIVE! I made reservations 3 months in advance as a cruise passenger. I specifically booked a short 7 day cruise to hit 2 islands and dive - and it was my birthday the day...More

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divesafaris474, Owner at Dive Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

We are really sorry for this! We really would have loved to take you out diving, we knew you were very very looking forward to do a dive with us! So we were very happy that 2 divers more booked on the day you want...More

Reviewed July 5, 2018

Helmie and Henri own and run the place. They are quick to respond to emails, give good information and I watched Henri run a dive program for some others participants--he was careful, safe and thoughtful--their equipment was excellent and I was in good hands.More

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divesafaris474, Owner at Dive Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you so much for your great review, we really appreciate it that you took the time to write us one! Great to hear that you enjoyed your time and the diving with us. Hopefully you will be back again to do some more... Thank...More

Reviewed June 10, 2018

My wife and I had an excellent experience with Dive Safaris. Henry was a great divemaster, very calm and patient. Excellent service from the entire team and the price was great. Will definitely dive with them again next time we're there.

Thank Guy C
divesafaris474, Owner at Dive Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thank you so much for your review! Great to hear that you enjoyed the dives and that you both had a great experience. Hope to see you both again for some more diving, we are really looking forward to that!

Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Dove yesterday for the first time in years with Divemaster Henry. I’ve never felt more safe and guided with anything in my life. The dive instructors are very strict on safety and are a lot of fun. The person that came with me to do...More

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divesafaris474, Owner at Dive Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you so much for your great review, we really appreciate it! Great to hear to that you enjoyed the dive and that we made your trip! We really loved it to, to take you diving. Hopefully you will be back again to do some...More

Reviewed March 25, 2018

Had two very nice dives for the 1st time after IRMA with Dive Safaris. Helmie & Henry welcomed me back. Was happy to see they were up and running despite losing one of their dive boats. Glad to see the corral and marine life are...More

Thank MACnow18
divesafaris474, Owner at Dive Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thank you so much for writing us a review! We were happy to see you back and that you enjoyed your dives, it is amazing to see that nature is restoring so fast. Hope so see you soon again to do some more diving! Thanks...More

Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

I celebrated my 100th PADI dive with Henry and Mary at Dive Safari in St Maarten. Their professional service was a great as ever. They are recovering nicely a Post Irma. The dive company and surviving boat are in great shape and well equipped. The...More

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June 7, 2018|
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Response from rmbottone | Reviewed this property |
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Joe S
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Response from divesafaris474 | Property representative |
Hi Joe, I received an email with your questions and hopefully this helps a bit. Transportation is not difficult, there are little shuttle buses running from Phillipsburg to Maho and they pass our shop. Costs are only a few... More