Scuba Diving Near Marigot

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Diving is typically a secondary activity in St. Martin, but those who have the skills won't want to miss the warm temperatures and visibility of up to 100 feet at times.  In the Marigot area, divers are treated to shallow dives that feature vibrantly colored reef formations. 

You'll find a couple of dive operators and at least 7 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to dive, you can check with Sea Dolphin. Explore the waters of Saint Martin with the diving enthusiasts at the Sea Dolphin Diving Center. They will take you around the island to wherever you want to go, and can even train you for dives you are not ready for. They are located in Sandy Ground, 1.8 mi. West-Southwest of central Marigot.

Another option is Dive Safaris. While Dive Safaris offers basic open water dives and a host of PADI certification courses, what most people want to know about is the fact that they specialize in shark awareness dives. Here you will learn all about these majestic creatures and be lead to an area where sharks are common. They can be reached at (721) 545-2401.

Take a look at the following table for details concerning the area's dive services.

Dive Operators Near Marigot
Name Phone Location
Dive Safaris (721) 545-2401 Simpson Bay, 2.3 mi. South of Central Marigot
Sea Dolphin (059) 087-6072 Sandy Ground, 1.8 mi. West-Southwest of Central Marigot

Dive Sites

Details concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites are shown in the following table.

Dive Sites Near Marigot
Name Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Banc Medee 26.0 18.081002458 -63.0939674377
Charlie's Shoal 54.0 18.0274697922 -63.1040000939
D.B. Reef 66.0 18.0232256513 -63.0959320092
French Reef 33.0 18.0197976167 -63.0856323265
Samson's Reef 54.0 18.0237153651 -63.1079483056
The Sister 100.0 18.0294285919 -63.110866549
Turtle Reef 26.0 18.1075995183 -63.0677032471

For more information concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, check out this comprehensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.

 

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