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Dive Review of Ocean Explorers Dive Center/Rainbow Beach Club in
St. Maarten

Ocean Explorers Dive Center/Rainbow Beach Club: "Thankgiving in St. Maarten", Nov, 2015,

by Kris Kraman, NJ, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8745.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Really had a great couple of days of diving. The dives start off seeming like they will be average and then something would happen to make them great dives. A curious reef shark that followed throughout the dive and got really close for great pictures. Huge lobsters - they always say you will see big lobsters but, these were sea monsters. Largest had to weigh in around 50 lbs. Turtle that let us get very close. Spotted rays that came out of their hiding place to wrap around a camera rig. Just very unique encounters. Vis wasn't the greatest but, still very fun dives. The dive shop was great, very accommodating. Especially when a dive computer went down and they were on the spot with a replacement.
Websites Ocean Explorers Dive Center   Rainbow Beach Club

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Palau, Roatan, Cozumel, Red Sea, Curacao, Beleize, Iceland, Turks
Closest Airport Getting There Newark to St. Maarten

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-°F / 28-°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Good freedom as long as we stayed within eyesight
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments no bucket for rigs
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