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Review of The Scuba Shop

The Scuba Shop
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Owner description: Snorkel your way around St Maarten/ St Martin with our free Snorkel Guide with great details on all the best snorkeling spots. It is available at both our Airport Blvd, Simpson Bay and Captain Oliver's Marina, Oyster Pond locations. Don't own any snorkel or dive gear? Not a problem - at The Scuba Shop you can Rent by the day or the week. Or browse the selection in our stores - we are Authorized Dealers for many major brands and carry international warranties. Our stores are stocked with everything you need for fun under the sun - from snorkel and dive gear to watertoys and suntan lotions. Can't figure out which snorkel or dive trip to make - contact us to book the perfect day for you. Bareboat Charter Guests - we specialize in renting scuba equipment so you can "Dive when and where you want"! Whether you visit The Scuba Shop from a Charter or Private Yacht, Hotel, Timeshare Resort or Cruise Ship, you will find invaluable information on Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Sailing, Water Sports and land based activities on and around St. Maarten / St. Martin.
Baltimore, MD
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3 reviews
“Very helpful”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Ilja was very helpful in getting us prepared with dive gear before our sail. The shop is right in the Oyster Pond marina which was extremely convenient for gearing up. Ilja responded to emails weeks prior to our trip to help get us prepared and the dive map they give for free is pretty beneficial. Would definitely rent from them again.

Visited January 2014
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Thank joeramiii
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Kim F, Owner at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review - we really do appreciate it. I am very happy that Ilja provided you with great and helpful service and that you enjoyed the dive guide. We hope that you will be able to return to our lovely island and sail and dive our blue waters again.
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Ridgeland, South Carolina
1 review
“So helpful!”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

I can't say enough about how helpful the staff at The Scuba Shop has been! Even though we weren't able to book anthing through them, they were quick to answer all my emails. Not only were they happy to provide information about tours but also about where to eat, how to get around the island, and any other details to make our short time on St. Martin as memorable as possible! I want to give a special shout out to Kim as she is the one who I corresponded with but if the other staff members at The Scuba Shop are as helpful as she has been, then you can't go wrong.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Katrina S
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Kim F, Owner at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.

Today is the day that you are here and, even though it is a really busy day, (and a bit windy), I hope that you will be able to enjoy the best of our island and get in some good snorkeling, great beaching and yummy food.
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Dallas
2 reviews
“Everything you need”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We rented full dive equipment for two and they were ready for us and got all our equipment fitted and tested quickly. Good quality equipment and friendly service. Highly recommend. Great inventory for a small store.

Visited July 2013
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Kim F, Owner at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review - we really do appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you back in St. Maarten, and if we don't see you back here we hope you next dive / sail experience goes just as smoothly.
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Perkiomenville
1 review
“Completely Satisfied”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have used The Scuba Shop twice since 2009. Both times we rented tanks and weights. During our first visit, my personal BC need a new inflator. Peter quickly made the repair at a very reasonable charge. Our second visit which just occurred last week, was another postive experience. In addition to tanks and weights, I also rented a BC and a FISHING POLE! Yes, they even rent fishing poles for trolling off of your chartered yacht.
The Scuba Shop is on the same docks as Sunsail/Moorings so it is very convenient. We have dealt with Peter and Ilja and both are very friendly and accomodating.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Drew S
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Kim F, Owner at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we really do appreciate it. We hope to see you back in St Martin / St Maarten soon, for another week of sailing, diving and fishing fun.
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
1 review
“rental”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We were in St Maarten for a sailing trip and used the Scuba Shop to acquire rental tanks. The staff was great - friendly and very helpful with information about local island diving. Looking forward to diving with them on our return!

Visited May 2013
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Kim F, Owner at The Scuba Shop, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review - we appreciate it very much and look forward to having you back on our lovely island again.
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