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

This is a smaller dive company and they were so attentive and friendly. We had an amazing experience with them. They were so patient with us first timers. Super nice people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a smaller dive company and they were so attentive and friendly. We had an amazing experience with them. They were so patient with us first timers. Super nice people. They dives were awesome! They are in a great location on Simpson Bay Beach with is very close to the SXM airport, in fact we got off the plane... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our third year diving with Jefferson and the crew at Ocean Explorers. We can't say enough about how well we've been treated, the high level of instruction, the kindness and consideration shown to us by Luciana, and the spectacular dive sites we've explored. We love the small group dives offered versus the typical tourist 'herd-o-divers' boats. We are... More 

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Paulpietersburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doing my PADI Open Water Diving course with Ocean Explorers was an amazing experience, all the instructors are professional above and beyond, the most important part was that I felt completely safe all the time, everything involving the course was very well taught and explained and i felt very comfortable with all equipment and skills/tasks that needed to be accomplised... More 

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Voorhout, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inspired by our 2 sons who love diving, we as parents took the chance to dive at Ocean Explorers when we were at St. Maarten. We started with the Open Water Course. Bas, our instructor, was very patient, careful, accurate and relaxed. He pointed out a lot of sealife which we would never have spotted by ourselves. After each dive... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shop folks and the dive masters Jeff, Leslie and Kirstie were friendly, helpful and attentive. Unfortunately the access to the their boat is by wading out off the beach through chest-deep water to a very unfriendly small ladder which is difficult to climb. The boat IS NOT A DIVE BOAT! There is inadequate seating, no real space to gear... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We completed the PADI open water online course before arriving in St. Maarten and then completed the certification with 4 confined & open water dives. We enjoyed it so much, we added 2 extra dives. Lu, Jeff and their entire staff: Leslie, Bas, Kirsti, Aztrid, and Nanz were fantastic! We enjoyed 6 different dive sites, all abundant in various marine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I entrusted my 16 year old to Ocean Explorers a few years ago, and my 13 year old this year, with their instructors and training to become Certified divers. They were patient and thorough. It was a privilege for my family to dive with our boys with the very best on the Island. Until next year...

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Thank Nicole J
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been diving awhile and am PADI Master Diver. This is a top notch organization from top to bottom. These folks know how to make your dives enjoyable and take care of you from the start. Safety is a major concern as well as instruction on the dives. Couldn't have had better dives ! Highly recommend !!

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my first time to dive and we did their discover dive. I felt confident, but then ended up having a total panic attack once in the water. I was ready to bail and wait for everyone on the boat, but Jef, the owner and "scuba whisperer" totally calmed me down. No one can calm me down once I've... More 

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Thank Parker721
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We went through our open water certification here and it was economical, they don't nickel and dime you for gear rentals (fins, mask, BCD, wetsuit, air all included) and the dive masters were very nice and friendly. We felt welcome and safe the whole time and are excited to be licensed PADI divers now!

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