Most of the prime diving sites that Simpson Bay is known for are too far off the coast for shore dives, so open water dives are the way to go. Fortunately, there is a handful of dive operators in the area ready to not only host these dive excursions, but train new divers on how to do it.
There are 3 dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 11 interesting dive sites to choose from.
The dive shop you'll be able to find are shown directly below.
|The Scuba Shop||Dive Shop//12577||(721) 545-3213||0.3 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
If you're ready to dive, you can check with Ocean Explorers. Take the plunge and dive down to the sea floor with Ocean Explorers. This passionate group can take you all along the Sint Maarten Marine Park along the coast of Sint Maarten to dive down and see the diverse and thriving sea life. They are located in Simpson Bay.
A second option is Dive Adventures. From PADI training to daily open water dives, Dive Adventures handles all of your scuba diving needs with ease. They even have Nitrox enriched air tanks for Nitrox certified divers. They can be reached at (721) 544-2640.
A third 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're located in Simpson Bay.
Look through the table below to obtain information about area dive operators.
|Dive Adventures||(721) 544-2640||0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay|
|Dive Safaris||(721) 545-2401||0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Simpson Bay|
|Ocean Explorers||(721) 544-5252||Simpson Bay|
Glance through the table below to learn more about the typical cost of dive services in this area.
|Offering Type||Low Rate||High Rate|
|Discover Scuba||$ 65.0||$ 90.0|
|Double Tank Dive||$ 95.0||$ 110.0|
|Night Dive||$ 74.0||$ 78.0|
|Open Water Certification||$ 425.0||$ 460.0|
|Single Tank Dive||$ 50.0||$ 65.0|
You can look at the following table for a few details regarding some of the area's dive sites.
|Very Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||100.0||18.0250212619||-63.1146430993|
|--||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||360.0||18.0166960041||-63.1211662316|
|Very Good||Open Water / CMAS *||90.0||18.034162268||-63.1330108666|
For more information about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, check out our exhaustive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.
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