Scuba Diving Near St. Martin

Cross diving in the Caribbean Sea off your bucket list

Photo Credit: © John CC BY
 

Though St. Martin is not considered one of the top snorkeling and diving spots in the Caribbean, there are still plenty of reasons to strap on that dive mask, pull on those flippers, and plunge into the island's warm waters for an undersea adventure.

There are several dive services and at least 17 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Dive Sint Maarten

If you'd like to go diving, you might want to contact Dive Sint Maarten. A full service dive center, Dive Sint Maarten offers a comprehensive range of scuba diving services. They will take you on unforgettable casual dives to the island's many magnificent dive sites. They are found within St. Martin.

Another good option is Seahorse Diving Center. Dip below the surface of the Caribbean Sea and discover what lies below while allowing Seahorse Diving to guide you. With 42 dive sites that they frequent, you'll have a great variety to choose from, regardless of your skill level.

A third good option is Scuba Shack. Scuba Shack is located at Roy's Bayside Grill in Sandy Ground, which is a prime location to serve many customers and provide the high level of care and safety they expect. Locally owned, it is the island's only full-service PADI dive resort, specializing in both courses and actual dives. They're situated in Sandy Ground Village, 8.7 mi. North of central St. Martin.

The following table lists a few details regarding area dive operators.

Dive Operators Near St. Martin
Name Phone Location Island
Dive Sint Maarten (721) 553-5363 Grand-Case, 4.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central St. Martin the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Scuba Shack (264) 235-1482 Sandy Ground Village, 8.7 mi. North of Central St. Martin Anguilla
Seahorse Diving Center -- Grand-Case, 1.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central St. Martin the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Dive Services

The chart directly below lists the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 95.0 $ 150.0
Double Tank Dive $ 100.0 $ 125.0
Night Dive $ 88.0 $ 95.0
Open Water Certification $ 450.0 $ 600.0
Single Tank Dive $ 64.0 $ 70.0

Dive Sites

Glance through the table just below to see some key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near St. Martin
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Banc Medee -- -- 26.0 -- 18.081002458 -63.0939674377
Basse Espagnole Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 66.0 > 2 knots 18.1224464276 -63.0040168762
Cend's Ramble -- -- -- -- 18.0471962137 -63.1536197662
Chico I -- -- 72.0 -- 18.1161102461 -62.9780316353
Chico II -- -- 72.0 -- 18.1147438441 -62.9827952385
Coral Garden -- -- 72.0 -- 18.1146010851 -62.9797482491
Crazy Horse -- -- -- -- 18.0535207165 -63.1481266022
Fuhsheng -- -- -- -- 18.0478082723 -63.1467533059
Gregory -- -- -- -- 18.0524190455 -63.1428480096
Ilet Requin -- -- 50.0 -- 18.1193466274 -63.0440139771
Jimmy's Wall Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 67.0 1-2 knots 18.1233295661 -62.9706716537
Le Circus Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 65.0 < 1 knot 18.119291678 -62.9699420929
Le Remorquer -- -- -- -- 18.1208149606 -62.9856491089
Les Arches -- -- 40.0 -- 18.1252872964 -62.9752635956
Rocher Crole Good All Divers 32.8 Negligible 18.1146152476 -63.0560302734
Roequot Wreck Good Open Water / CMAS * 39.5 -- 18.1158927567 -62.9914058513
Turtle Reef -- -- 26.0 -- 18.1075995183 -63.0677032471

For more information about diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read this extensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.