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Dive Review of Ocean Explorers Dive Center/Condo - VRBO in
St. Maarten/Simpson Bay

Ocean Explorers Dive Center/Condo - VRBO: "Surprisingly great diving", Jun, 2015,

by Richard Rigg, ID, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8705.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This is a small operation, the majority of the divers are return customers, I almost did not get a spot on the boat. They limit the boat to 8 divers. Jeferson is amazing the best dive master I have been with the best briefings, the best entry into the water. The team is outstanding I can not say enough about how helpful they are and they want to make sure you have a great time. I am headed back this June again.
The island is interesting and what an airport. Go to youtube and check out the landings!
Websites Ocean Explorers Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos (Provo and Grand Turk), Tulum
Mexico (Cenote and Ocean) The ABC islands, St Thomas, Hawaii, Kona
Closest Airport SXM- Princess Juliana International Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions once the dive master is comfortable with your skill level you can dive your profile just be on the boat with 500 PSI
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments I was pleasantly surprised on the diving. I have dived Bonaire the last three years. So I had high expectations, on one dive I had reef sharks, turtles, schools of fish all at once - I could not decide what to focus on! The boat is small but VERY nice max 8 divers so you hold the camera. But the pictures I got were great
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