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Ocean Explorers Dive Center

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Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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About Ocean Explorers Dive Center
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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Harry wrote a review Jul 2022
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Firstly, I want to say a massive thank you from everyone onboard the ship that has been diving with you this season. We have all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We are by no means the easiest of customers - with our always changing work schedules and itinerary, however Ocean Explorers always are able to accommodate us. From booking, to getting out of the water at the end of the day, the whole process is smooth, friendly and safe. Lu kept in touch with us from the moment we registered our interest, to when we arrived for our first dive, answering the million and one questions that we had along the way. Jef, Robin & Tim are all fantastic instructors, giving very thorough, friendly, welcoming briefings along the way, making sure that we were all comfortable, felt safe and were confident in what we were doing. Thank you all once again. We will be back soon to continue with our training!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Terri B wrote a review Jun 2022
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Web site made it look great! Pre planned for our trip. Stopped in the book several days of diving for 5 people. The older lady at the desk was so rude and not helpful at all. She got irritated when we asked about different dive sites. While I understand it is day by day and weather, current, etc dependent, it was our first time to the island and according to their web site there are many different options. She obviously did not care if she lost business or not. I am paying for a service. Do not speak to me with tone and attitude. We walked out and booked 5 days of diving with a different dive company. You have too many other dive company options. She doesn’t want to be “bothered” with your business.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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glassygirlpittsburgh wrote a review Jun 2022
Pittsburgh, PA36 contributions3 helpful votes
Lu & Jef are the best. The team they work with are also the most professional and calm divers you will ever meet. They go out of their way to make sure both novice and experienced divers have a great experience. The diving it top notch and they take you to the best sites depending on the weather/conditions and do everything they can to make sure divers have a great experience. Look no further if you want a great diving experience in Sint Maarten
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Date of experience: June 2022
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David H wrote a review Apr 2022
Redwood City, California3 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a full service dive shop, all you have to do is show up (either with or without gear) and they will take care of you. The dive master and his assistants know their job and take good care of you. At other places I've been at, you have to replace the tank and put on the regular and hook up the vest, etc. not here. When you ready to dive all you have to do is sit on edge of the boat, put on your fins and mask and they do the rest. They also know the spots. I am an older diver who doesn't dive very often, but that didn't seem to matter with them, they just did a quick shallow water practice session (e.g. clearing your mask, etc.) and then you are good to go.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Sara wrote a review Apr 2022
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Ocean explorers is not only a well organized business but also composed of the most friendly and knowledgeable staff. I received my open water certification here and despite my initial fears about diving, every instructor I had managed to calm my nerves both above the water and bellow in the water. By the end of my certification, I had the opportunity to go on so many amazing dives seeing squids, starfish, sharks, lobsters, crabs, turtles, sting rays, and soooooo much more. The combination of shallow dives and deep dives they offer provide a great variety of different sites the island has to offer. I’ll definitely be back!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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