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Ocean Explorers Dive Center

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Address: 113 Welfare Rd | Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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At Ocean Explorers we believe that who you dive with is as important as the...

At Ocean Explorers we believe that who you dive with is as important as the diving itself… Small groups, personalized attention and a relaxed atmosphere are what we offer on a daily basis. From outstanding reefs to fantastic wrecks, our waters are warm and inviting and the marine life abundant and friendly. Our Caribbean dive shop is located under the waving palms by this tranquil Kim Sha beach on the beautiful Caribbean island St. Maarten.

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This was our 3rd trip diving with Ocean Explorers. Lu and Jef run a tight operation. On this trip, we were diving on Leslie's boat. She has been with the shop for a few years... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Billy S
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This was our 3rd trip diving with Ocean Explorers. Lu and Jef run a tight operation. On this trip, we were diving on Leslie's boat. She has been with the shop for a few years. Ocean Explorers uses small boats. I don't believe I've ever been on a dive with more than 10 customers. Typically, there are 2 DM's in... More 

Thank Billy S
Tampa, FL
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Private booked with Ocean Explorers for my stopover on the Carnival Fascination. They arranged transport for $14, which was fast and comfortable. Upon arrival they warned us of poor water conditions and gave us option to cancel; however I found the waters to be fine and i'm usually the first person sick. First dive at the Porpoise was fun. Wreck... More 

Thank shauny2k3
Red Wing, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

If you are looking for a SCUBA vacation destination, consider St.Maarten. The diving there is to be considered an event full of marine life. If you want to enjoy your diving Ocean Explorers is a must! They cater to the small group boat trips. They have implemented excellent protocol for each dive and have employed a crew who goes over... More 

Thank Greg A
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

My wife and I are PADI certified, but have dove in 10 years. My 17 and 11 year old had never dove. I asked them if we can do a quick refresher for us parents and then an intro dive with the kids. I had a feeling my 11 year old would try it but then end up on the... More 

Thank Gary S
Port Isabel, Texas
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

I had booked the dive as well as the transportation to the dive shop. Followed the instructions and no problem getting to the van and then to the dive shop. We go in to fill out the paperwork and we're warned that the water may be rough once we get to the dive sites, and there will be a lot... More 

Thank Jim B
Edina, United States
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

I can't say enough nice things about my experience with Ocean Explorers. Great communication, good equipment, amazing staff and great diving. I completed my Rescue Diver course and felt they did a great job of covering all the materials, but I still had a great time doing it. Astrid and Elton were great instructors and Luciana did a great job... More 

Thank Thomas E H
Hillsboro, Oregon
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I was renewing my certification after a 25 year hiatus and my wife was doing her initial certification. We had searched both dive locations and dive operators in many places around (Hawaii, Aruba, St. Maarten, etc.) and, luckily, opted for this place for our training. Lu and Jef are just amazing folks and obviously enjoy diving and operating this shop.... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Another great diving trip with the crew at Ocean Explorers. We have been diving for many years with Jef and Luciana and it just keep getting better. The staff is great and even if visibility is low we manage to see something really great. Already looking forward to our next trip.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The staff were great and very attentive. They took us to some great dive sites and made sure everyone was prepared and looked after.

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Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The staff was helpful and friendly from the time I arrived. Leslie helped gather the gear and get ready for the dive. Once we got on the boat, Erwin briefed us on the boat safety features and what to expect once we reached the dive sites. Our first dive site was an old bridge that had become a reef. The... More 

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