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Address: 3 Rue Petite Plage, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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+1 914-487-1315
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Scuba dive and snorkel with Octopus Diving. We have the best boats, the...

Scuba dive and snorkel with Octopus Diving. We have the best boats, the best equipment and hand picked staff to make sure you have the best experience possible. Our friendly PADI dive center is located in the town of Grand Case on the gorgeous tropical island of St. Martin / Sint Maarten, the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Whether you're an experienced diver ready to take your diving to the next level with advanced courses or specialties, a certified diver looking to explore St. Martin's amazing reefs and wrecks, a first-timer interested in discovering the world of diving or an avid snorkeler - or even if you've never been in the water before - we've got something for you, and we'll make your underwater experience one to remember.

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1st time diving; great experience!

Went with wife my wife, her family, and our 4 month old daughter. For most of us it was our first time diving, and we had a great time! We booked a private charter trip, so it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with wife my wife, her family, and our 4 month old daughter. For most of us it was our first time diving, and we had a great time! We booked a private charter trip, so it was just the 8 of us and we each got 2 dives. Except my wife and I took turns staying on the boat... More 

Thank Zach H
Newark, Delaware
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My son, 12 years old, and I just completed our open water PADI certification with Octopus Diving. This outfit is the best. Small group, nice people, every one there was great! Jago is the best instructor we could have ever had. Don't let his young good looks fool you - he knows his stuff. He taught us well, and is... More 

Thank hippoeatsrocks
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Captain Chris and his first mate Pepe took us on a first class snorkeling then sunset experience. We vacationed to St Maarten with friends, teens and adults had a fantastic time exploring Creole Rock then cruising around the island. By far one of our greatest memories. The Captain Chris and Pepe were wonderful! Turtles ,fish and eels oh my! Thank... More 

Thank Laurie H
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We traveled as a family. Absolutely wonderful experience! Jago was the best!!! He acomndated my son getting certified as well as those of us who were already certified. He is a very talented scuba diving instructor-

Thank Bobbi P
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The dive itself was beautiful however unfortunately our instructor was not interested in us. She seemed like she was just there to enjoy her own dive. Instead of ever asking is how much air we had when i was below 50bar i had to go up to her and let her know. On the second dive she was supposed to... More 

Thank Kate C
OctopusDiving, Owner at Octopus Diving, responded to this review

Hi Kate, Thanks for your honest review and I apologize for your experience. As always I carry out an in-depth investigation into your experience with us and spoke to Lucy for quite some time regarding your comments. I have personally guided over 4 to 5000 dives worldwide and I'm still learning new techniques every day and every single dive guide... More 

Joliette, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The girl at the desk was new and uniformed. The owner was not flexible with our requests. We were not able to use the service.

Thank Daniel B
OctopusDiving, Owner at Octopus Diving, responded to this review

Hi Daniel, I did reach out to you to discuss your review, but you didn't respond. I also contacted Trip Advisor who agreed that it violated guidelines, as the reviewer didn't experience the excursion, but they allowed it to stay online...go figure? I actually never met you, yet you lie in your review and state that the owner was not... More 

Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family took the private snorkeling excursion, and it was great. The captain, Frank, was very funny and he was also really nice. The instructor, Diago, was awesome. He was very helpful, especially when tought my son how to snorkel when he was struggling. We also enjoyed the places they took us. We really enjoyed our snorkeling trip with Octopus... More 

Thank csg161sms
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to many dive companies in the Caribbean and Central America. Octopus Diving was exceptional. The dives were well thought out. The service was over the top. Pepe, a young boy on the boat was always asking how he could help. And, Chris (owner and captain) brought his dog, Emma onboard after asking if it was all right... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Luci and Frank were a fabulous crew for our dive. Luci picked out the best dive spots for the weather and Frank was a master with the boat. Would definitely dive with Octopus up North in St Maarten again!

Thank Michael K
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Octopus Diving took care of our 6 member family more than I can say here. Some of us had never dived and some were certified years ago. Great guys managing all levels of certification. Looking forward to hooking up with them again next week on our return.

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