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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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599-544-5252
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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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Two Tank Scuba Dive Adventure from St Maarten

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Dive With Ocean Explorers - They're The Best

Our week of diving with Jef at Ocean Explorers was very enjoyable. He and Luciana run a first class diving operation that places customer service and safety above all else. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2014
ChristainWolfgang
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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

Our week of diving with Jef at Ocean Explorers was very enjoyable. He and Luciana run a first class diving operation that places customer service and safety above all else. They dive in small groups of eight or less on sites where other dive boats do not moor. We saw only one other dive boat nearby all week. The staff... More 

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

I have done my fair share of diving around the Caribbean and I have no reservations saying this was one of the most professional, friendly, and all around fun diving experiences I have ever had. The folks at Ocean Explorers are clearly focused on diving in a safe and enjoyable manner with the interest of the customer in mind. My... More 

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Bella Vista, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Luciana and Geoff take such good care of us. this is our third trip to the island with them, and the service and care are outstanding. besides that, they make sure we maximise our diving experience with different locations. we dove 5 days after the hurricane and the visibility was amazing, at par with vis we have experienced on the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Spent three weeks over the last two years diving with Jef & crew! Will keep returning! Best guided tours around by knowledgable divers. They helped me improve my skills and lose my fears. They are also the friendliest, most accommodating crew I've ever dived with.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

From our first email of enquiry to finally picking up our dive gear before we left at the end of our vacation, our experience with Ocean Explorers was OUTSTANDING and we'll use them whenever we go to St. Maarten. On our first day - we were met by Kerry with a smiling face, who checked us in, and while we... More 

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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

I am still giving 5 stars simply because of the fantastic dive itself. We were coming on a cruise and I live in St. Thomas working for a scuba and snorkel tour company. I am an UW photographer and an avid shark enthusiast. In between emails I mentioned that I did work for a scuba/snorkel/tour company but that I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

My 11 year-old daughter and I were on a cruise October 2014 and completed a 2 tank dive with Jeferson and crew. The customer service experience was excellent, and started months prior via prompt email communication with Luciana (I had many questions and we booked directly). The crew was very attentive during the entire process...gear fitting, gear set-up, dives, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

Such a great crew, lovely people, passionate about what they do.made our first shark dive so easy for my "jaw" victim husband. It was just amazing under there.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We took my third discover scuba course last week as my wife and I had not completed open water in the last couple of years. I can honestly say Jefferson and the team were really professional, not patronising to us learners yet their level of care left us feeling in good hands. We then went on the shark dive as... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

I began diving with Ocean Explorers 3 weeks ago. My partner and I wanted to receive our PADI open water certifications. From the first day of our instruction, the team at Ocean Explorers were friendly, patient, thorough, and professional. All of the team took the time to make all divers comfortable in learning their new skills. I have since finished... More 

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