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Dive Review of Ocean Explorers in
St. Maarten

December, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by John Dechant, In, USA (1 report)
Report Number 5315
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Great Lakes,Quaries,Fla.,Keys,Belize,Aruba , Truks
Caicios,Bonaire,Dominican Republic
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
depth  limits  set  by  dive  site [bottom ] ; dive  time  45  to  60 
min.;  stay  in  view  of  dive  master  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
5 stars    
 I did 10 AM dives with Ocean Explorers Dive Center and had a wonderful
experience. Owners Luciana and Jeff run an excellent operation with  the 
max number of divers as 8 [ I had no more than 6 on any dive ]and their
rental equipment is top rated equipment and in excellent shape [even had
soft weights]. Boats were new with plenty of power and rides to dive sites
was no more than 15 to 20 minutes.
 Dives were much better than I had expected with healthy reefs and
abundance of marine life . A number of these dives were at Jeff's
"secret" dive sites [not dove by other operations] which
accounted for large lobsters . On my 8th dive we had 5 sharks[Caribbean
Reef] that stayed with us for most of the dive and swam within 3 to 4 feet
of divers. 
Dive Masters Richard, Lazlo, Jeff [owner], and Luciana do an excellent job
caring for you and your equipment on both shore and the ocean . This is one
of the best [ maybe the best ] dive operation I have used in the Carbbean 
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