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Octopus Diving

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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...more
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3 Rue Petite Plage, Grand Case 97150, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-588-8245
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is an amazing company that provides the best customer service I think I have ever experienced. Sally works diligently to ensure a personal connection with everyone who contacts them. I was certified here in May of this year and couldn't wait to dive with...More

7  Thank restedup
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 9, 2015

The one rating is based on response my wife got after writing her review. She was ask in an email from the owners to change it, but didn't, so they responded with a bunch of personal attacks meant to cause shame on both our characters....More

22  Thank rmorgan001
teamoctopus, Owner at Octopus Diving, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2015

Hi Rob and Kathy, Thanks for taking the time to review us. However, we do feel that a 1 star review is very unfair, considering that you also left us a 2 star review a few days ago. We do take reviews that people leave...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I made a reservation 2 months in advance for two divers for a 2-tank afternoon. Only 5 days before the reservation -- and only after I had contacted them to confirm -- did they tell me that they were cancelling because they had booked another...More

Thank Nomad06120465790
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

The date above is a little off. I last dove with Octopus in April of 2017. Chris Davis, the founder of Octopus Diving passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. He was a dear friend. I’m not sure of the status of the company now. I...More

1  Thank Henry R
Reviewed May 22, 2018

I am going to preface this review by stating that last year I did this exact same excursion booked with Octopus diving and gave this a 5 star review. Everything was perfect and an overall great experience with Willem (sp?) Typh and Johanna. However, with...More

4  Thank JUSTIN Z
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

The Pros: The two gentlemen, dive master and boat captain, were completely amicable, friendly, and gave off nothing but good vibes. After the trip, they provided rinse tubs to clean gear. Boat was also in good service and well-suited to handle the rougher waters that...More

4  Thank Jarrett K
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

A well organized and maintained dive operation. Had a great time diving with this company and I plan to be a repeat customer. Dive boat was well maintained and fast. Professional staff with outstanding customer service.

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

I just got home from a cruise. My boyfriend and I are certified divers and my 17-year-old son was working through the referral process on this trip. Saint Maarten was the last stop on the trip. I found octopus diving on trip advisor and emailed...More

1  Thank bluebird03
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

The scuba today for Jake was great! He got to go through a ship wreck; see 5 sharks, a sea turtle, a sting ray, an ENORMOUS lobster (really the size of him!) a barracuda that was after his mom & lots of other great life!!...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed March 19, 2018

We had the pleasure of diving with Octopus Diving on St Patrick's day and my wife and I agreed it was the best diving we've ever experienced. Between the two dives, we saw several reef sharks, the largest lobster I've ever even heard about (let...More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Earlier this week, my boyfriend and I went diving with Octopus Diving. First of all, it’s a RARITY that a dive entity is willing to go out with just two divers. However, Chris was ready and willing to get us out there no matter what...and...More

Thank Allison T
Reviewed December 31, 2017

My brother and I were in St Maarten on a cruise over Christmas day 2017. Despite the damage from Irma, Chris set us up with two great dives with Willem as our captain and Benoit as our divemaster. With only five divers total on the...More

Thank Brandon V
OctopusDiving, Owner at Octopus Diving, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2018

Hi Brandon, Thank you so much for the review, you are our first "Post Hurricane" reviewer and so glad that you had a fantastic time with Octopus Diving. As you saw, the reefs are still in great shape, our staff are still amazing and the...More

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Fredrich L
January 24, 2018|
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Response from OctopusDiving | Property representative |
Hi, yes we offer rentals. please email us using the email on the website. Thanks Chris
Terri F
July 15, 2017|
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Response from OctopusDiving | Property representative |
No sorry, we aren't allowed to operate in those waters. Best place in Anguilla is Shoal Bay Scuba. Contact Matthew Billington, a good friend of mine and the owner. Hope this helps!
January 15, 2017|
Response from OctopusDiving | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for the question! Yes the Discover Scuba dive is a great way to try scuba diving in a safe controlled environment. After a 30-40 minute briefing on the basics of Scuba Diving we get you kitted up and jump into a... More