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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
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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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I was in St Maarten in December 2016, and during my stay I did two double dives with Ocean Explorers. I strongly recommend they service! The reception by Luciana, Jeff and all the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was in St Maarten in December 2016, and during my stay I did two double dives with Ocean Explorers. I strongly recommend they service! The reception by Luciana, Jeff and all the staff was very warm and professional. I had the chance to dive with their two boats: although not big, they were both prepared and fast. We went... More 

Thank Guilherme A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With these guys everything works like a clock. Highly professional crew and good atmosphere. Very friendly service.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dove with Ocean Explorers a few years back and had two fantastic dives, which were, at the time, the best set of dives ever. This time was even better! Let me assure you, it isn't just the location that makes it special, it is the people of Ocean Explorers that make the difference. They love what they do as... More 

Thank BigDaddy2717
Mirabel, Québec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a new year day dive in Sint Maarten. It was our second time diving this island and this dive center won our heart hands down compared to the other place we did business with a year ago. Instructions are clear and relevant. People are nice and helpful, boat is small, so not crowded dives. Prices are fair and... More 

Thank ericstm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning to Sint Maartens and to Ocean Explorers was amazing. I logged 29 dives on this visit and I'm allready anxious to get back for more quality diving. I did my PADI Divemaster training this time and I felt safe and well cared of all the time. The staff are a mix of experienced and dedicated people with a real... More 

Thank torerikb
Guelph, ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 did the diving for non-divers. There was good training on the beach, and we went out for a dive in a calm area. We dove about 25 feet down. Lots of fish and other man-made items on the ocean floor to see (a helicopter, shipwreck, cannon). The crew were patient and professional with all of us,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went to St Maarten over Christmas to get our Advanced Open Water Certification because we wanted some extra time with a dive master. We kept reading online that St Maarten is not a great place to dive and you are better off going to Saba (nearby volcanic island). Let me tell you that after going to... More 

Thank Anna L
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great week of diving with Ocean explorers. They cater to all ages and abilities. Had a young lady (73 years young) that had a great time on a shallower dive but also got to do a little more advanced dives with the deeper wrecks and nitrox. Can't recommend Jef and Luciana and their team enough.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was convenient for us since we stayed next door at Royal Palm Hotel. I did some TripAdvisor research and Ocean Explorers had great reviews, so we picked them. We just dove with them twice, so four dives, and were quite pleased. Their gear was fine, and staff and divemasters were great. We were allowed to go inside the Carib... More 

Thank Eric A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dove with Jef and the team during the Thanksgiving holiday week. The shop is easy to find, right on the beach on Welfare Road in Simpson Bay. First boat leaves at 930am, nice for us to be able to sleep late. Staff is friendly and helpful. I had my own gear except for wetsuit, and the rental gear appeared to... More 

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