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Ocean Explorers Dive Center

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Address: 113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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599-544-5252
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At Ocean Explorers we believe that who you dive with is as important as the...

At Ocean Explorers we believe that who you dive with is as important as the diving itself… Small groups, personalized attention and a relaxed atmosphere are what we offer on a daily basis. From outstanding reefs to fantastic wrecks, our waters are warm and inviting and the marine life abundant and friendly. Our Caribbean dive shop is located under the waving palms by this tranquil Kim Sha beach on the beautiful Caribbean island St. Maarten.

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US$ 92.00*
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Discover Scuba Diving in Simpson Bay
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US$ 106.00*
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Two Tank Scuba Dive Adventure from St Maarten

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Great dive shop in Sint Maarten

I was lucky enough to go on 8 dives with Ocean Explorers while spending a few weeks in Sint Maarten. It was definitely one of the funnest diving experiences I've ever had. Jef... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice dives, rough boat ride one day but once in was no big surge. Visibility 75'+. Good company on the boat. The usual helpful dive leaders. Can't wait to get back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was lucky enough to go on 8 dives with Ocean Explorers while spending a few weeks in Sint Maarten. It was definitely one of the funnest diving experiences I've ever had. Jef and Lu are absolutely fantastic. One of the most notable things about diving with them is that nearly every dive we did together was filled primarily with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about Ocean Explores and this exceptional dive center. First they were able to set up two dives for me in less than 48 hours and their staff and crew are exceptional. I rented equipment and they provided me a weight belt that allowed quick removal of weights so that as you descended the dive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a repeat customer at OE due to the top notch customer service and professionalism here. The price point is also very competitive and the rental gear is in good shape. Will be diving again with the OE crew!

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once you pass the "unfriendly" character of Luciana, the rest of the group is awesome. Ver accommodating to your needs. Little expensive and if you travel with an Amex card they will charge you a higher fee than with a Visa or MC card. The dive boats are small and not very comfortable, but the good of it is the... More 

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Huntington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Completed my Open Water Course with Ocean Explorers, and it was an amazing experience. Professional, kind, knowledgeable, patient, great staff. Their attention to detail and willingness to work with you makes you feel comfortable and confident underwater. I look forward to many more dives with Ocean Explorers!

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as I arrived, I was greeted warmly and the dive shop was very well organized. I was given my dive gear and all was checked for correct sizing. There were four divers on the small dive boat with two very skilled divemasters. Our first dive (in very choppy water) was to see the Caribe Cargo wreck. We were... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came back to Ocean Explorers so that a friend who is newly certified would have a great first experience. These folks are always great. We were not disappointed. Along with picking the right dive sites (even on choppy days) we all get personal attention and some useful dive tips as well.

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Antibes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hands down best experience I will take away from SXM... Luciana, Jef, Rachel and Leslie are all fantastic aswell as the other instructors.. great spots, amazing teachers.. I'm there once a week and look forward to many more dives.

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a local, its difficult to want to do a "non tourist" tourist activity but Jeff and his team sure did make us happy. We as a group of local divers wanted to go to non commercial tourist dive sites and Jeff and his team were very accommodating. They asked us where we already went to, where we didnt want... More 

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