Discover Scuba In St Maarten - Philipsburg

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Take the plunge into the underwater world of St Maarten on this scuba diving adventure for beginners -- a perfect introduction! Ease into the calm and clear waters of the Caribbean, and explore shallow dive sites with a trained PADI instructor. Choose from a morning or afternoon dive off the shore at Divi Little Bay or Simpson Bay, and discover reefs and wrecks teeming with marine life! This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring personalized attention from your expert diving guide.


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Start your introductory scuba diving adventure in St Maarten with an instructional briefing and video. Then, head off to a reef for your first dive, cruising aboard a well-equipped and shaded boat over the Caribbean. Your professional and well-trained diving crew will ensure your safety and comfort as you get acquainted with the calm underwater world in these spectacular bays.

Depart from Divi Little Bay in the morning or Simpson Bay Resort in the afternoon depending on which time you select. Then ease into the warm and inviting turquoise water at your own pace while you get accustomed to this new and exciting experience. Youll discover what its like to breathe underwater as your PADI certified instructor shows you how to use the complimentary scuba gear. As you explore the reefs and wrecks with your guide, keep an eye out for spectacular sightings of eels, sea turtles, stingrays and schools of tropical fish darting among the colorful corals and sea sponges.

If you choose the morning tour, depart at 10am from Divi Bay Resort. At this shallow wreck site off shore in Divi Little Bay, dive to a depth of 30 feet (9 meters). Youll find a submarine that was deliberately sunk as well as a more recent helicopter. If you select the afternoon tour, depart from Simpson Bay Resort at 1pm and enjoy coastal sightseeing as you cruise to an offshore reef site.

Although this diving experience is not a scuba certification course, you can get credit toward PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification if you choose to continue diving.

Please note: This tour is suitable for children aged 12 years and up. Medical forms must be completed and signed by a doctor before the day of your scuba tour to ensure fitness levels and health for the experience. The medical form will be made available by the supplier once the booking has been processed.

Inclusions for Discover Scuba In St Maarten

  • Professional guide
  • All necessary scuba gear
  • Beverages (water, juice, soda)

Exclusions for Discover Scuba In St Maarten

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Marine park fee (approx. USD $5)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years

All participants must be strong swimmers

All participants MUST be in good health to participate

Please note: Medical forms must be completed and signed by a doctor before the day of your scuba tour to ensure fitness levels and health for the experience. Medical form will be made available by the supplier once the purchase has been made.

Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • This outfit was amazing. My wife was hesitant to explore scuba but once in the ocean the dive master focused on helping my wife. She had such a great time she has become PADI certified!

  • We were very nervous for our first dive but the instructor immediately calmed those fears. We were throughly instructed on land and prior to the dive and felt comfortable once we started the dive. Saw lots of fish and dove at the marine park in Little Bay. Would definitely do again!

  • If you have ever thought about scuba diving, I highly recommend this activity. The instructor is personable. The instruction very clear and easy to follow. And you actually get to do an open water dive. It and #39;s a great way to see if you want to get certified for scuba, and counts toward that certificat

  • It and #39;s was very informative, great ,calm instructors. It and #39;s for everyone , even though you think you can and #39;t do it

  • great time instructor was very safe and helpful had a blast

  • Instructor at the divi bay resort was great, but this should not be described as 4 a hour tour. The entire experience took 2 hours, with total dive time of 30 minutes. Was also disappointed with amount of sea life that we experienced.

  • good tour. would do it again. beautiful island.

  • Gave this as a Christmas gift to my son and his finance. It was a beautiful day, they told me. Pool experience was great. They got into the ocean and visablility was zero. That was a costly gift to see nothing. Vendor did not tell them ahead of time and no alternate dates were offered, not even a come on back and snorkel with us. Definitely wouldn't recommend and we are in st Maarten every year.

  • the place was hard to find, had to take 2 taxis because the first dropped us off at the wrong dive shop. Other then that it was great, my kids loved it said it was teh best thing they've ever done. staff was fantastic. Gave them a tip to drop me off back at the cruise ship instead of doing a land taxi. was so much shorter. There was a lot to see at the dive.

  • The staff was great and friendly. We got tons of attention. My daughter is 14 and this was her first dive, and Damien took such great care of her. He made sure she was watched like a hawk and educated her well on all the basics. The water was beautiful, the ride out to the dive spot breathtaking, and everything was organized. Not one bad thing to say. I highly recommend this trip.

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