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Dive Adventures

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Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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About Dive Adventures
Dive Adventures, located on the marina of the Simpson Bay resort, formerly known as the Pelican resort, is a full service PADI resort facility offering daily dives, night dives and enriched air (Nitrox). We also offer all PADI courses. Our custom built dive boats offer plenty of sun protection and cold beverages. Our professional staff takes great pride in safety and customer care.
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JohnstonesOnTheMove wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa112 contributions32 helpful votes
I’ve been diving with these guys for three years now and I can’t say enough good about them. This year I went a bit overboard (ha!) with fourteen dives and can say I visited most of the dive sites, some more than once, and each one was a thrill. I feel totally safe with them - gear is always checked, backup equipment is on board, and the predive safety briefings are very thorough. Every dive master and instructor was top notch, and went out of their way to help you get the most of your experience. I don’t know how many times Nathan tried to clear my fogged mask, or made a real point to show me something underwater that he knew I wanted to see - sweet! Graham’s sharp eye showed me a very tiny eel I would have missed, as well as pointing out my first drum fish - and a nurse shark tucked under a ledge on the bottom gently rippling his fins in the current. Eric led my most « fun » dive with a good current pushing us through some beautiful swim-throughs and rock formations in Mike’s Maze, and he showed me the biggest sea turtle of the visit on Carib, which was a real thrill. Special shout out to Boat Captain Soinet, a real backbone of the operation - he helped kit me up and got me in and out of most dives, and really knew how to read the weather and conditions to help us get the best dive in any weather. That’s invaluable when conditions change quickly! He and Graham worked well together when conditions changed mid-dive and we needed a pick up. Other things I saw during my dives: trumpet fish, trunk fish, puffers, my first scrawled file fish, lobster, reef sharks, trigger fish, French angels, Queen angels...and much more. Highly recommend this as a great experience for divers of every level!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Charles K wrote a review Mar 2020
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Dive master Graham and captain Swammie took us out to the bridge outside of Simpson bay. Graham was patient and made everyone feel comfortable in the water and showed us a bunch of cool stuff underwater including a giant conch, a couple stingrays, some big barracudas, lobsters and a bunch of other cool stuff. Swammie showed off some jet ski tricks before we left the dock and handled the boat like a true professional in and out of the dock. He also made sure we were all relaxed and had a great time. Great dive trip will be back!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Viviana R wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois29 contributions14 helpful votes
Great experience. Everyone from Lina who helped me book and sent google map directions to Divi location, to Nate who provided the best customer service at shop, to Eric our dive master - Aqua Mania personnel made it super smooth. As a solo woman diver I was paired with another solo woman diver. Eric our dive master was knowledgeable, patient and very pleasant. He took time to make sure we were all safe and comfortable in the water- going as far as switching masks with me underwater when mine kept fogging! Made sure we saw all the sea life. Boat captain also great. Everyone was attentive! Only six divers with two dive masters. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kirk & Nancy wrote a review Feb 2020
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I booked a three day, two tank dive for my husband and myself 2 months prior to coming to the Saint Marrtin. I paid in full and had my own gear. I asked if they provided transportation and they said yes. I told them where I staying and would check in when I arrived. When i did check in they told me that they don't provide transportation which caused me an extra expense. When I confronted them with the issue they told me I was misinformed. I said we would dive with them the first day and would look for another dive shop and wanted a refund. They would honor that. I have been diving for 40 years. Normally if you have your own equipment they give you a break in price. This is the first dive operation that didn't provide transportation. So we dove with a crew of 3. The Captain's name was Swannie, the dive master was Nathan and I don't recall the other diver masters name. In all our years of diving we where Impressed with Swannie and Nathan. Only because of these two man did we finish the other two days of diving. On our third day of diving the boat was full, sea's a bit choppy. While we were down a big squal came in. Swells were 10 plus rollers, rain horizontal and wind was whipping. Getting 12 divers out of the water was quite a feat. Swannie is a very skilled Captain and deck hand. He pulled all 12 divers out with Nathan assistanting in the water. Nathan is a young divemaster, everything that Padi teaches. Very enthusiastic about everything in diving. From the time you get on the boat, helping you out with your gear, briefing, proctecting the reefs and fish life, to pointing out the best sea life that he sees. As a dive master myself , he cares about bringing his divers back to the boat safely. I enjoyed watching him. He would turn around count his people. Padi be proud of this dive master. If these two man had their own dive operation they would be a 5 plus shop.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Arlene P wrote a review Jan 2020
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I booked open water certification dives for my husband and son with this company 4 months in advance. On the day after we arrived I received and email stating they could not honor their agreement, paid in full, with us for 5 dives on 3 different days. This is the email: "We regret to inform you that the dive certification course scheduled for Sunday 29th through Monday 30th December, has been cancelled. Our dive instructor is sick , and as a result he is unable to proceed with the course. We’ve contacted all other dive shops on island to accommodate you, unfortunately, they are fully booked. You are therefore entitled to a full refund."NO FURTHER HELP! We contacted a dive shop called, "Blue Bubbles" and was able to salvage our dive vacation and get our certifications. Thank you for everything, Blue Bubbles! Stay away from this group at Divi Little Bay, horrible sevice and very little effort to solve our issue.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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