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Ocean Explorers Dive Center

#1 of 39 Tours in Simpson Bay Features Animals
113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
599-544-5252
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113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was our 3rd trip diving with Ocean Explorers. Lu and Jef run a tight operation. On this trip, we were diving on Leslie's boat. She has been with the shop for a few years. Ocean Explorers uses small boats. I don't believe I've ever...More

Thank Billy S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Private booked with Ocean Explorers for my stopover on the Carnival Fascination. They arranged transport for $14, which was fast and comfortable. Upon arrival they warned us of poor water conditions and gave us option to cancel; however I found the waters to be fine...More

Thank shauny2k3
Reviewed 4 April 2017

If you are looking for a SCUBA vacation destination, consider St.Maarten. The diving there is to be considered an event full of marine life. If you want to enjoy your diving Ocean Explorers is a must! They cater to the small group boat trips. They...More

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 4 April 2017

My wife and I are PADI certified, but have dove in 10 years. My 17 and 11 year old had never dove. I asked them if we can do a quick refresher for us parents and then an intro dive with the kids. I had...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I had booked the dive as well as the transportation to the dive shop. Followed the instructions and no problem getting to the van and then to the dive shop. We go in to fill out the paperwork and we're warned that the water may...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I can't say enough nice things about my experience with Ocean Explorers. Great communication, good equipment, amazing staff and great diving. I completed my Rescue Diver course and felt they did a great job of covering all the materials, but I still had a great...More

Thank Thomas E H
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I was renewing my certification after a 25 year hiatus and my wife was doing her initial certification. We had searched both dive locations and dive operators in many places around (Hawaii, Aruba, St. Maarten, etc.) and, luckily, opted for this place for our training....More

Thank Roadtripsters2015
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Another great diving trip with the crew at Ocean Explorers. We have been diving for many years with Jef and Luciana and it just keep getting better. The staff is great and even if visibility is low we manage to see something really great. Already...More

Thank wjb274
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The staff were great and very attentive. They took us to some great dive sites and made sure everyone was prepared and looked after.

Thank Angel179Ruby
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The staff was helpful and friendly from the time I arrived. Leslie helped gather the gear and get ready for the dive. Once we got on the boat, Erwin briefed us on the boat safety features and what to expect once we reached the dive...More

Thank Wood_Cruiser
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ashleyos1506
I have not gotten my proper PADI certificate/completed enough dives to get the proper qualification yet, but I have been diving before. Is it necessary to have this certificate to dive with the sharks? Thanks
5 May 2017|
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Response from OceanExplorers | Property representative |
Hello Ashley! Thank you for sending your enquire! We are happy to hear that you want to get to know more about these amazing creatures! As it turns out, in order to participate on the shark dive; You need to be a certified... More
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mardae1993
Hi, were are coming to St Martin in August. My husband and I are both Padi Certified, however we haven't been diving since we became certified 5 years ago. My fear is I wont remember....are you guys patient with people like us who might not remember quite as much. We really want to go diving again because we loved it! How much is the rate for you all, and how far are you located from Simpson Bay (that is where we are staying)...we have only been there on a cruise so this is our first time being there for a whole week.
19 April 2016|
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Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
It is right there in Simpson Bay. You will have to contact the shop. Most places require that if you haven't been diving within a year that you do a refresher dive with them first, but you will need to call/write them... More
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Denise K
My husband is a PADI certified diver with over 400 dives. He would like to do a two tank dive while we are staying at Belair Beach resort in May. He will need to rent a bcd and rig. He is assuming a computer is not necessary. What are your rates and do you provide transportation? Are they morning or afternoon dives? He prefers reef dives.
17 April 2016|
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Response from OceanExplorers | Property representative |
Hi Denise! Absolutely, we encourage a good refresher and go over quite a few things again on your scuba gear and diving skills and to top it up, include on the refresher a great easy dive on a very small ratio per... More
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