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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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Great dive, shark dive a must do!

Great dive, crew very polite, prepared, professional. The only drawback is the boat is boston whaler type and you have to go over the 3 ft side. Otherwise the shop has a good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
McAllen, Texas
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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great dive, crew very polite, prepared, professional. The only drawback is the boat is boston whaler type and you have to go over the 3 ft side. Otherwise the shop has a good selection of anything you forget, equipment was good. The wreck dive was great , but the shark dive is a must excellent!!!!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dive was decent, front desk wasn't the most friendly but the dive instructors were. One thing which upset me is a bunch of us paid (USD 25) after the dive for our photos (11/28) and they were suppose to email it to us the NEXT day and it has been 5 days and we have not received anything. That is... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From making online reservations, to the greeting the first day, to the help with our gear each day, to the quality of the dive process - safety briefing, dive briefing, small boat, great diver to dive master ratio, easy in and out of the water - to the quality of the dives, the team at Ocean Explorers was top notch.... More 

Thank bmccole
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was PADI certified by the original owners of Ocean Explorers as a teenager back in 1989 and have been diving with them ever since when I'm on St. Maarten. Jef and Lu have taken the shop to new heights, and I couldn't imagine diving with a better crew. This year, I decided to introduce my 8-year-old daughter to diving... More 

Thank DarrenMLA
Brooks, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ocean Explorers was recommended to us from another person that we ran into. I have around 100 dives all over the Caribbean an other warm and cold waters. The diving visibility was good and the scenery ( fish, sharks, wrecks and reefs) were awesome. Jeff and his crew were probably some of the best dive masters and most helpful I... More 

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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I are about half way through our certification process and we thought we'd do another discover scuba just to add to our practice. The folks at Ocean Explorers did a good job of making sure that we had everything we needed in terms of equipment and training. We did a boat dive in 50' where we had... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good dive and great crew! What more can I say? Very helpful and knowledgeable. The shark dive was awesome and informative!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I did an introductory dive with our new friend from our resort who is certified. He commented right away that the equipment at Ocean Explorers was top notch, the staff were excellent and what we saw on our dive was outstanding! Thanks Lesley and Mark for keeping me calm on the descent and arranging for the lobsters,... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason I didn't give them an excellent is their boat which isn't a dive boat. Plus you have to enter the boat from the shore and wade into the deep water. When it is time to dive you have to straddle the side of the boat and they bring you the equipment them your roll sideways. The ladder to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience with the dive center. Very communicative and helpful. I haven't gone diving in a long time so they were patient with me and did a refresher so that I could enjoy the dives. Would definitely recommend.

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