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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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 jarrettwk
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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
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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!
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Crossh1
January 15, 2017|
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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
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Ernest S
Denver, Colorado
Questions about St. Martin/St Maarten? (1 Replies)
I have some questions about St. Martin/St. Maarten which I'm going to in June. What are some good restaurants to eat at for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Outside beach restaurants? We are staying at the Saphire Beach Club on Cupecoy Bay. What would be a good restaurant for our first night once we get settled in from our flight? I've got a jeep rented for our trip. We are going to scuba dive and fish while there but need some ideas where to eat. Not looking for super expensive places to eat but...More
May 19, 2014|
Response fromCkDkn|
If you have wheels there are any number of restaurants in the Maho area, just a short drive from Sapphire. Anywhere from beach bars (Sunset or Driftwood) to nicer places. There is paid garage parking, take a right just as you enter the Maho complex and you will see drive in entrance, stairs back up to street at opposite end of entry. Not very expensive. Tho Sapphire was our first stay on our first trip to SXM we havn't been by there in some time and I understand there is a large commercial...More
Keith423
Hampton, Georgia
Diving shops (3 Replies)
Would appeciate information on the best dive shops in Dominica, preferably ones that don't overload their boats with divers, more than 8 divers are too many in my opinion for safety reasons, they have nitrox, and are exceptional helpful to their customer as I expericenced in St Martin at Octopus Diving.
January 13, 2011|
Response fromRubby100|
Here are some Dive Operators in Dominica. There is the Anchorage Dive,AL Dive,Nature Island Dive,Cabrits Dive, East Carib Dive and Dive Dominica.
Vagabond VanHams
Janesville, Wisconsin
Upcoming visit - 1st time to SXM (12 Replies)
My wife and I (29/34 y/o) are visiting St Martin for the first time in February. We have a studio booked for 8 days at the Mount Vernon property, and an overnight in the middle to Saba. I'm OW certified and booked dives with Octopus Diving in Grand Case for 2 days. We don't mind the bigger cities, but we tend to visit the lower key areas. Example on Grand Cayman we stayed on the East End / Rum Point area, loved it. Visited Georgetown one day for a dive / evening walk around, and had our fill...More
December 14, 2014|
Response fromVagabond VanHams|
Thanks SXMScubaman, I did! We're flying over to Saba early morning and I booked the PM boat dive. Looking forward to something other than snowmobiles and gnome gardens in the local WI quarries. Thoughts on GoPro camera or rent one of theirs?