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Dive Review of Ocean Explorers Dive Center/Calisto Villa in
St. Maarten

Ocean Explorers Dive Center/Calisto Villa: "And Now For Somethng Different...", Aug, 2017,

by Michael Traylor, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports). Report 9695.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Many Caribbean, Galapagos, Fiji, Costa Rica, Sea of Cortez, Maldives, Texas Flower Gardens, Hawaii, etc.
Closest Airport St. Maartin Getting There Daily non-stops from Miami

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Follow the guiding divemaster w/ a bottom time (liberal) and max. depth.
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 No camera tank on boats; I am not a photographer. ... 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 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We spent over a week diving w/ Ocean Explorers-two AM dives beginning at 8 or 11 AM. No night dive due to the weather mentioned below. Nitox is available but should be requested in advance, since it is brought over from St. Thomas and may run short. We stayed in a villa w/ a pool in the west end in an area called Terres Basses. These are easily reviewed and rented on-line. They are a good option if your party is large and t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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