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Ocean Explorers Dive Center

#1 of 39 Tours in Simpson Bay Features Animals
113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Jef and his staff are very accommodating and are very attentive both above and below the water to... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2015
Greenville, South Carolina
Great experience with great instructors

I got my PADI certificate with Ocean Explorers. I really liked the way the team dealt with the... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2015
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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 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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113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin

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Reviewed February 19, 2015

Jef and his staff are very accommodating and are very attentive both above and below the water to give you a wonderful diving experience. Planning on diving there again soon when in town!

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Reviewed February 19, 2015

I got my PADI certificate with Ocean Explorers. I really liked the way the team dealt with the course professionally, friendly and with enthousiasm. Every day I got a different instructor, which in the beginning I thought was a bit confusing, but in the end...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2015

The crew are all very friendly and helpful. My bf and me did our rescure dive course with them. We had lots fun. Love diving with them! Great place to go.

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Reviewed February 11, 2015

Friends and I did our Open Water Certification course and absolutely loved it. The staff is so friendly and fun, very helpful, and were very experienced and knowledgeable. Our dives flew by and we enjoyed it so much that we plan on getting our Advanced...More

Thank MaKenzie T
Reviewed February 8, 2015

I did not understand why Jef (instructor, dive master, captain) was pointing at a rock on the seabed, and then the rock moved. In spite of near perfect camouflage coloring, Jef had spotted an octopus which was mating with a second octopus. And then there...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2015

Have been diving since 1982 and this is one of the best dive shops I have ever gone with. Will dive with them again next year !!!!!!

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Reviewed February 8, 2015

Had 4 dives (2 x 2) in January 2015 including Shark Dive. This company is very professional, warm inviting reception, dive master was terrific and very friendly and extremely professional. Could not do any better diving on this island, if you visit St Maarten this...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2015

Before my trip to St Maartens I hadn't been diving for more than ten years. Therefore I had a refresher dive to start with, just to check if diving still was for me. After my refresher dive i took my advanced open water license in...More

Thank torerikb
Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I've never really been in the ocean before with the exception of one snorkeling event and was very apprehensive for this "discovery dive" The entire crew made the whole experience easy and comfortable. I loved everything about it and I highly recommend them.

Thank lahtica
Reviewed February 4, 2015

Had 4 dives with Ocean Explorers in Jan. 2015. Outstanding experience. Jefferson and Lucinda the owners are warm people with top notch skills. Their equipment and boats are first class and their safety checks are precise and thorough. Learned new techniques for spearing lion fish...More

Thank Randy M
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Cindy A
We are coming to St Maarten on 10/10/17 12 pm- 10 pm. (Caribbean Princess cruise) We are looking to see if you have any dive trips planned for that day. There are 2 PADI advanced certified divers
June 22, 2017|
Response from Thomas F | Reviewed this property |
You will have to asked them direct. I know they are closed on Sunday's. Other than that I know they go out at 8 am. And around noon
I have not gotten my proper PADI certificate/completed enough dives to get the proper qualification yet, but I have been diving before. Is it necessary to have this certificate to dive with the sharks? Thanks
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
Hi, were are coming to St Martin in August. My husband and I are both Padi Certified, however we haven't been diving since we became certified 5 years ago. My fear is I wont remember....are you guys patient with people like us who might not remember quite as much. We really want to go diving again because we loved it! How much is the rate for you all, and how far are you located from Simpson Bay (that is where we are staying)...we have only been there on a cruise so this is our first time being there for a whole week.
April 18, 2016|
Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
It is right there in Simpson Bay. You will have to contact the shop. Most places require that if you haven't been diving within a year that you do a refresher dive with them first, but you will need to call/write them... More