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Dive Review of Ocean Explorers in
St. Maarten

Ocean Explorers, Dec, 2009,

by John Dechant, In, USA ( 1 report). Report 5315.

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

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions depth limits set by dive site [bottom ] ; dive time 45 to 60 min.; stay in view of dive master
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars 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 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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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