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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...more
113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Did a two tank dive excursion while on a cruise. They organized a round-trip taxi service and two incredible dives. Their shark dive is not to be missed, and you will see and learn a lot about these important ocean animals. Would recommend to anyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Grunt557
Reviewed 6 days ago

Luciana who runs Ocean Explorers at Simpsons Bay on St Maarten does a great job! They booked us for our cruise port day in July,2018- we dove January 5, 2019. She only required a $50 deposit - we settled up upon arrival. Her directions were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kmermaid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best dive shop on the island! Jef and Lu are great and amazing to work with! Jef knows all the best dive sites and you can tell he is really invested in making sure you enjoy your dives!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 282jenniferv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great experience with this fantastic dive shop. We did 12 dives this trip including our 200th dive with them last week. Looking back at our log book, we have done the majority of our diving with Jef and Lu. They are a fantastic team...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wjb274
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a terrific time diving with Ocean Explorers last week. Everyone there is super enthusiastic, attentive and clearly cares deeply about the ocean and its many sea creatures. I was a bit hesitant on my first couple of dives out, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Larisa_1H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time with Jeff, Luciana and their team as we got certified. We started with the Open Water Certification and we fell in love with scuba diving and the island's underwater treasures that we recontacted Jeff and Luciana's dive shop to schedule...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MCGW88
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had only 3 full days in St Maarten for two of us to get our SCUBA certification and one other to have some fun diving. Ocean Explorers made sure we were able to accomplish it all. Our initial inquiry through the website was answered...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lon S
Reviewed January 5, 2019

I've been diving the waters around St. Martin during Christmas week for the past 15 years. Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Irma I was unable to dive there last year. Sadly, the dive shop I used previously on the French side of the island was destroyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alwaysbs
Reviewed January 2, 2019

The folks are very friendly and knowledgeable. The choice of dive locations are close to the shop. The master divers are very helpful and encouraging.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry J
Reviewed December 19, 2018

We searched for a highly rated dive operation and we surely found it in Ocean Explorers Dive Center. We did a cruise for her birthday and dove on all Caribbean stops. Lu & Jef are great hosts, knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about diving and dive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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March 20, 2018|
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Response from OceanExplorers | Property representative |
Hello Julie! Absolutely, we will have plenty of time to do both dives and more, so happy that you want to do the PADI Buoyancy Control certification, we are happy to see it any time a diver wants to improve these skills, as... More
June 22, 2017|
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Response from OceanExplorers | Property representative |
Hello Cindy! We would be happy to take you diving. May be best to e-mail with your enquire so I can send more detailed information.
May 5, 2017|
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Response from OceanExplorers | Property representative |
Hello Ashley! Thank you for sending your enquire! We are happy to hear that you want to get to know more about these amazing creatures! As it turns out, in order to participate on the shark dive; You need to be a certified... More