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Dive Review of Ocean Explorers/N/A in
Caribbean (General)/St Martin

Ocean Explorers/N/A: "Excellent", Mar, 2017,

by Daniel McCoart, ME, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 9514.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Ocean Explorers is one of the best dive operations I have used, period. A small family run operation, experienced and knowledgeable staff, well maintained boats and equipment all combine to make your diving safe and enjoyable. They go out of their way to make sure you don't repeat sites(unless you want to and the weather cooperates). I would most definitely use them again. St Martin diving impressed me and Ocean Explorers was the reason why. If you want wrecks, reefs and diverse diving with relatively short boat rides this is the place to go.
Websites Ocean Explorers   N/A

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving East China Sea, US Northeast Coast, Nova Scotia, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Great Lakes
Closest Airport Princess Juliana Getting There Any Major airline

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None really. No need, most if not all dives were in the less than 100'range. Stay in a no deco mode, do your safety stop and surface with plenty of air remaining.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments The boats are small, in the 30' range so deck space is a little limited. Don't expect large rinse tanks on board for your camera gear or any real room to work on it. The crew does take every precaution to see that your gear safe and protected.
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