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For Experienced Divers:  3 stars For Inexperienced Divers:  4 stars
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Octopous Diving N   DUTCH SIDE OF ST MARTIN   " OCTOPUSDIVING .COM CANCELED- MY- DIVE.. BUT DID NOT CHARGE ME"
OCTOPUSDIVING .COM CANCELED- MY- DIVE.. BUT DID NOT CHARGE ME I BOOKED THIS DIVE ON LINE IN DECEMBER 22 2015 I EMAILED THE DIVE SHOP TOLD THEM I WANTED TO DIVE FEB 18 2016 THURSDAY 8;00AM. T... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
2/2016   Robert Levine
1000+ Dives
 
Ocean Explorers Dive Center/ Rainbow Beach Club N   [N/A]   "Thankgiving in St. Maarten"
Thankgiving in St. MaartenReally had a great couple of days of diving. The dives start off seeming like they will be average and then something would happe... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2015   Kris Kraman
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Explorers Dive Center/ Condo - VRBO N   Simpson Bay   "Surprisingly great diving"
Surprisingly great divingThis is a small operation, the majority of the divers are return customers, I almost did not get a spot on the boat. They limit t... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2015   Richard Rigg
250+ Dives
 
Aqua Mania Adventures/ Cruise ship N   [N/A]   "Good Cruise ship excursion"
Good Cruise ship excursionWe were in St. Maarten for a day call on a cruise ship and arranged to dive with Aqua Mania Adventures. I was very skeptical, as... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2014   Hugh E Aaron
500+ Dives
 
Octopus Diving/ Hotel L'Esplanade N   French Side   We did two tank dives on 4 days that we were there. They have three boats of differing size, so they can accomodate different size... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
3/2014   Jack Aland
<100 Dives
 
aqua mania adventures/ simpson bay resort N   [N/A]   We had very good dive trip with great weather and mostly flat calm seas. We can't guarantee anything of course but, we saw sharks ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2013   richard broome
500+ Dives
 
Dive Adventures/ Simpson Bay Resort N   [N/A]   Beautiful place, scene, water; beach nice but small. The trip was worth it just for the view from our balcony. Diving good. Dive... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2013   John Godkin
250+ Dives
 
Octopus Diving Full report N   Grand Case, St. Martin, France   Excellent dive operation, highly professional, highly experienced. Chris runs a tight ship, and Sally a tight shop. You're in ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2012   Georg A Gottschalk
250+ Dives
 
Blue Bubbles/ Oyster Bay Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Hurricane Sandy decreased the viz, but we still enjoyed the dives. Since St. Maarten designated some areas a marine park several y... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2012   Sheri Guzick
100+ Dives
 
Octopus Diving/ La Vista Full report N   Gran Case, St Martin   Went to St. Maartin on a vacation with a timeshare I had bought independently of the resort. The resort was very well maintained ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2012   Timothy Waite
500+ Dives
 
Ocean Explorers Full report N   Dutch Side   This dive operation is excellent! The boats are moored on a beach in front of the dive shop. You will need to walk some of your ge... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2012   Adam Dorfman
250+ Dives
 
Octopus Diving/ La Samanna Full report N   marine park off French St. Mar   In advance of this trip we did not have high expectations as far as diving went - diving on St. Martin seems to be regarded as "me... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2012   Dorothy McDonald
500+ Dives
 
Aqua Mania/ Divi Little Bay Full report N   [N/A]   My family went to St Maarten / Dutch side for spring break with the kids,9 and 12 years old. My son did his open water referral di... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2012   Terry Grainger
250+ Dives
 
Blue Bubbles/ Divi Little Bay Resort Full report N   [N/A]   [None] Owner, Bobbi, and his employees are super expecially Dale, the DM. Faith, who runs the operations could not have been any ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2011   Ernest A Krumbein
500+ Dives
 
Ocean Explorers Dive Center/ N/A Full report N   Simpson Bay Beach   Jef and Lucianna run a tight ship with a very well stocked dive store and professional, friendly and well trained divemasters. The... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2010   Richard Basch
100+ Dives
 
Scuba Fun Dive Center/ Pasanggrahan Hotel Full report N   [N/A]   The diving off of St. Maarten is very average and the weather conditions due to Hurricane Tomas made the conditions less than aver... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
11/2010   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Ocean Explorers/ Divi Little Bay Full report N   [N/A]   The following list of things may bother many people and that's why I've included them. Let it be known, it didn't bother me in th... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2010   Thomas Wiles
250+ Dives
 
Caribbean Dive College Full report N   [N/A]   Michel, Kelly, Paul and Nicki were excellent in all aspects of the dive - Their shop is a little hard to find - located in Phillip... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2010   Richard E. Heath
250+ Dives
 
Dive Safaris/ Atrium Full report N   Simpson Bay   Stayed at the Atrium, located on Simpson Bay nestled on the beach with 3 decent dive operations nearby. Our desire was to dive wi... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2010   Joseph Williams C.
250+ Dives
 
Octopus Diving/ Private Residence Full report N   [N/A]   Octopus Diving is what I would consider a good operation with excellent owners. They take your gear to one of their two small 6 p... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
6/2010   Cameron Cole
<100 Dives
 
Ocean Explorers Full report N   [N/A]   I did 10 AM dives with Ocean Explorers Dive Center and had a wonderful experience. Owners Luciana and Jeff run an excellent opera... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
12/2009   John Dechant
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Fun Full report N   [N/A]   Scuba Fun is great....safety conscious...professional...knowledgable....courteous...competent divemasters...one in water for each ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2009   Kirby Turnage
100+ Dives
 
Octopous Diving/ Independant Operator Full report N   [N/A]   Weather was not helpful, Lots of rain with only 40-50' visibility. Main thing here is the dive operation which we really enjoyed.... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
4/2009   Rodney and Robin Bosche'
100+ Dives
 
Dive Safaris/ Cruise ship Full report N   [N/A]   The dive operator was very good. They have their dive shop close to the cuise ship docks. They picked us up at the water taxi do... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2008   Bob R.
100+ Dives
 
Dive Safaris Full report N   Phillipsburg   Dove as shore excursion from Disney Wonder cruise ship. Visted the 18th century HMS Proselyte's cannons, anchors and other debris,... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2007   Don Winchester
<100 Dives
 
Dive Safaris/ Wyndham Sapphire Full report N   Dutch side   Dive Safaris includes ANY equipment you need in the price. $70 for the shark dive, $93 for a 2 tank AM. The shark dive is well d... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
2/2007   tom nagle
500+ Dives
 
Ocean Explorers Full report N   Dutch   St Maarten is not considered a premier dive destination by many divers but there is plenty of fish life and coral to keep you inte... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2006   Michael Drumstas
500+ Dives
 
Dive Safaris/ Oyster Bay Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Spent a week at a timeshare at the Oyster Bay Beach Resort with 4 days of diving for my group of 7 divers. Selected Dive Safaris,... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2006   Jim Schoeneck
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Explorers/ Royal Islander Club Full report N   42025   We found St. Martin to be a beautiful and friendly island. There are some great beaches and wonderful places to eat. Try Lee's in ... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
6/2006   Gary W Brown
100+ Dives
 
Dive Adventures/ N/A Full report N   [N/A]   We went to St Maarten knowing that the diving was poor, but since this was a family vacation first, we had to set diving as a lo... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
1/2006   Marc
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Adventures/ Pelican Bay Resort Full report N   Simpson Bay   St. Maarten has not received great ratings or numerous reviews. I would say - GREAT! That leaves a fantastic reef unspoiled with... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2005   Bruce Wallace
1000+ Dives
 
Ocean Explorers Full report N   [N/A]   Great guys to go diving with. Septmber is probably not the best time to dive in St. Martin...water was very warm and probably les... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2005   Kendall Erickson
<100 Dives
 
Dive Safari Full report N   [N/A]   This was by far the best of two experiences we have had diving with a group organized by a cruise ship. The previous experience a... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2004   James Heimer
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Fun Caraibes/ Oyster Bay Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Scuba Fun Caraibes was our worst dive operation experience. Fortunately, their only boat broke down after the third dive and they ... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
6/2003   Sheri Ray
<100 Dives
 
Little Bay Watersports & Dive Center/ Oyster Bay Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Fourth time to dive in St. Maarten. Within the last 2 years, certain areas have been designated marine parks and permanent mooring... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2004   Sheri Ray
100+ Dives
 
Dive Safaris/ Pelican Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Our 2-tank boat dive with Dive Safaris were on a newly sunk tug and the older wreck (barge). We had 5 people on the dive. The di... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
12/2003   John Keith
100+ Dives
 
Dive Mania/ Pelican Club Resort Full report N   [N/A]   While Undercurrents pans St. Maarten as a dive site, we found that the coral was reasonably good and the dives were fairly interes... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
12/2003   John Keith
100+ Dives
 

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