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“Great Experience doing our check-out dives here!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Octopus Diving

Octopus Diving
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$55.00*
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Snorkel Tour from St Martin
Ranked #1 of 8 Tours in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great Experience doing our check-out dives here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

My husband and I came to St. Martin in late February for our honeymoon and went to Octopus to do our final check-out dives for our Open Water Diving Certification. It had been a couple of months since we had completed our classroom and confined water dives, and Dave made us feel very comfortable while we were getting back into the swing of things - taking the time to explain to us anything we had questions about, letting us go at our own pace if needed, and giving us extra tips to improve our skills. The whole team provided a great experience for us and we would definitely come back here again :)

Visited February 2013
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“Sally and Crew do a wonderful job as usual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Sally and her crew do a great job. They deserve to be rated the best dive shop in St. Martin. Dave was a great dive guide and took care of my daughter, Barbra on both of her dives and she had a blast.

Thanks again.

Visited March 2013
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“Fantastic Operation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

My husband and I each dived eight tanks with Octopus in mid-March. This was our third time diving with Octopus, and we were once again completely pleased. Octopus strives to deliver new experiences and to avoid repeats of dives. We saw three wrecks this time, plus gorgeous canyons with healthy coral and sponges as well as reef fish, barracuda, turtles, nurse sharks and eagle rays. The benefits of a six-diver limit and attentive service are inestimable. Many thanks to owners Sally and Chris, and baby Keiran, too – he’s a keeper.

Visited March 2013
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Vestal, New York
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“Octopus Diving just keeps getting better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

It's two years since our last trip to St Martin and the folks at Octopus have made some significant changes. There's now a staging area with storage lockers, dive prep area and parking just a few doors down from the dive shop on the water side of the road. Weather was exceptionally calm so we were able to dive a couple sites off Tintamarre that we missed before. Some huge lobster, green & spotted moray, turtles, barracuda, and eagle rays! Small groups, helpful staff to haul and set up your gear. Oh yeah, then just walk down the street to Talk of the Town for ribs 'n Q with a cold Caribe. Why did I come back to NY???

Visited March 2013
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“Nice diving experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Chris and Sandy have put together a great dive operation in Grand Case. The boats are modern and clean, facilities and equipment very good, and overall diving with them was a great experience. I dove with Marjorie and Dave, who were both very friendly and competent dive masters. I dive a lot and can recommend Octopus highly.

Visited March 2013
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