Scuba Diving Near Oyster Pond

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Almost completely landlocked, visitors staying in Oyster Pond needn't travel far to access dive shops.  Dawn Beach is a popular departure point for divers, and just off the coast there is a colorful coral reef teeming with active sea life. 

There are a couple of dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 6 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth considering are listed here:

Dive Shops Near Oyster Pond
Name Type Phone Location Island
The Scuba Shop at Captain Oliver's Marina Dive Shop//12577 (721) 586-5339 Central Oyster Pond the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

If you're ready to go diving, you might want to check with Sea Trek Helmet Diving. With Sea Trek Helmet Diving, guests will wear a large helmet that is connected to air supply that makes it easy to breathe normally. Guests will be able to walk along the sea floor, and enjoy all the sights of the ocean. They are located within Philipsburg, 2.8 mi. South West of central Oyster Pond.

Another good option is Caribbean Dive College. When it comes to diving training, there is not many other places with as many options as the Caribbean Dive College. At the CDA, you will learn all that you need to learn to stay safe inside and out of the water, as well as how to keep the aquatic life you are diving with safe. You can call them at (721) 587-0024.

The following table provides you with a few details regarding diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near Oyster Pond
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Dive College (721) 587-0024 2.8 mi. South West of Central Oyster Pond
Sea Trek Helmet Diving (721) 520-2346 2.8 mi. South West of Central Oyster Pond

Dive Sites

You can look at the following chart to see some information concerning some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Oyster Pond
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Explorer's Reef -- -- 52.0 -- 18.0067378261 -63.0464935326
Fish Bowl -- -- 59.0 -- 18.0033094707 -63.0301857018
Hen and Chicks Good All Divers 68.9 < 1 knot 18.0078805964 -63.0331039452
Molly Beday -- -- 52.5 -- 18.0224672633 -62.9993581725
Pelican Rock -- -- 52.5 -- 18.0192432663 -63.0188655853
Shark Hotel -- -- 52.0 -- 18.0083703529 -63.0492401146

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, read our comprehensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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