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Ocean Explorers Dive Center

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Address: 113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: 599-544-5252

At Ocean Explorers we believe that who you dive with is as important as the...

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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Best. Dive. Ever

This is the best dive outfit I have ever dove with. The bucket list dives, a wreck and shark dive but what really impressed me was the crew's focus on making us better divers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the best dive outfit I have ever dove with. The bucket list dives, a wreck and shark dive but what really impressed me was the crew's focus on making us better divers, not just getting through the next couple hours so they could get paid. Thank you so much.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ocean Explorers is without a question the best dive shop on the island. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about diving. They know every part of the amazing dive locations on the island. This shop gets to know you since they take out small groups of about 8 on the boat as opposed to the 12-18 that some shops... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first dive experience after getting certified and everyone made the trip so wonderful for me! Everyone at the dive shop was a joy to be around and they accommodated any need/problem that came up. If you're looking for a dive shop to go to, choose them! The spots they chose were great, we saw everything from wrecks... More 

1 Thank chelseah0lmes
Issaquah, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been diving for 20+ years (NAUI Advanced with 600 or so dives) so I've seen my share of operators in both cold and warm water locations. I'll keep my review as straight forward as possible. Online presence/reservations – Ocean Explorers are quick to respond to emails and usually respond within an hour or so during business hours. Be sure... More 

2 Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was diving with them from 28.04.-07.05.2016., and had 14 wonderful dives, from wrecks to shark dives. They have excellent hardware, friendly personnel, and excellent diving technology. All is in function to spare your stress, your air, and energy until you are on the bottom. Beginning from, putting your gear on, entering the water, downing down the rope with node... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have over 300 dives and spend my bottom time looking and exploring for the unusual. I like to dive very slowly, my own profile as I do photography. I have my advance open water and consider myself an advance beginner as I am a very conservative diver. I used OE in June of 2015 and the experience was fantastic.... More 

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Sint Maarten, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing dives with Ocean Explorers. We love to dive with them due to their friendly, patient and knowledgable dive instructors. We feel very safe and confident when we dive with them. The group sizings are always small allowing for a more peaceful dive. We've dived with them over 20 times. Can't wait to go again soon!

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked two dives with Ocean Explorers and stayed quite happy with our experience as these people take you to the sites which are really worth seeing. The first one (Horse Shoe) virtually offers you a shark dive. Besides numerous reef sharks, we also met a big ray, some fish and enjoyed very interesting underwater landscape. The second site (Carib Cargo)... More 

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Summerfield, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my recent dive trip (June 24-25), I chose Ocean Explorers after hours on the internet looking at dive shops and reviews. Even though they are highly rated, you really never quite know what you are going to get. I had never been diving from a small boat and was just a little concerned about its size. Well, I fell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I decided to get open water certified while on vacation in St Maarten. We signed up for the 3 day course with Ocean Explorers based on other reviews. From the reservation to the dives, everything was simple and seamless. We were in the water from day one and enjoyed every minute. Astrid and Leslie were incredible instructors... More 

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