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Dive Review of Ocean Explorers Dive Center/Divi Little Bay in
St. Maarten/south coast

Ocean Explorers Dive Center/Divi Little Bay: "Ocean Explorers, great dive shop", Jan, 2017,

by George Lynch, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9453.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Egypt Red Sea, Taveuni and Ringgold Islands Fiji, Palau, Sipadan Island, Kenya, Zanzibar, Hawaii (Big Island), Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Cayos Cochinos and Roatan Honduras, Belize, Phuket Thailand, Akumal and Cozumel and Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Sangalakhi Island Indonesia, Costa Rica
Closest Airport Princess Juliana International Airport Getting There direct flights from Boston

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dived in small groups, guide taking photos and pointing out creatures. They seemed to want the group to stay at least loosely together but were not at all pushy about it. Don't know how they'd feel about people going off completely on their own, but suspect this would be discouraged.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I didn't take UW photos, so can't comment on this subject. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments A small operation with first class service. Very close to the airport, a little inconspicuous from the road as it is on the far side of a small parking lot, but bustling in the morning and around noon. Small groups, fairly small boats, slightly rough in January (at least while I was there) so take something to prevent seasickness if you are prone to it.
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