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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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January 2017 Dives/ Great place to be

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... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Grand Junction, Colorado
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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 15 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.

Thank Angel179Ruby
Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 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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Herndon, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We dove with Ocean Explorers and had a really amazing dive with Leslie and her crew. As new divers we needed some hand holding and they did a terrific job making sure that all of our equipment was the correct fit for us and even helped to ensure that we were diving with the correct weights. We were taken to... More 

Thank melbob2015
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Nice dives, rough boat ride one day but once in was no big surge. Visibility 75'+. Good company on the boat. The usual helpful dive leaders. Can't wait to get back.

Thank joe p
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

I was lucky enough to go on 8 dives with Ocean Explorers while spending a few weeks in Sint Maarten. It was definitely one of the funnest diving experiences I've ever had. Jef and Lu are absolutely fantastic. One of the most notable things about diving with them is that nearly every dive we did together was filled primarily with... More 

Thank Nick V
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

I can't say enough good things about Ocean Explores and this exceptional dive center. First they were able to set up two dives for me in less than 48 hours and their staff and crew are exceptional. I rented equipment and they provided me a weight belt that allowed quick removal of weights so that as you descended the dive... More 

Thank Stephen A
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I am a repeat customer at OE due to the top notch customer service and professionalism here. The price point is also very competitive and the rental gear is in good shape. Will be diving again with the OE crew!

Thank Luke H
Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Once you pass the "unfriendly" character of Luciana, the rest of the group is awesome. Ver accommodating to your needs. Little expensive and if you travel with an Amex card they will charge you a higher fee than with a Visa or MC card. The dive boats are small and not very comfortable, but the good of it is the... More 

Thank Alex O
Huntington, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Completed my Open Water Course with Ocean Explorers, and it was an amazing experience. Professional, kind, knowledgeable, patient, great staff. Their attention to detail and willingness to work with you makes you feel comfortable and confident underwater. I look forward to many more dives with Ocean Explorers!

Thank Bobby K

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