Scuba Diving Near St. Martin

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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.

You'll find 5 dive operators and at least 17 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

Octopus Diving

If you're looking forward to diving, you should consider Octopus Diving. Octopus Diving offers divers a single place for all their needs. You will be able to rent and buy gear, charter tours, transportation, or train, and you will also be able to meet with other diving enthusiast. They are located in St. Martin.

A second option is 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 can be reached at (059) 087-6072.

Still another option is Scuba Zen. They specialize in making day trips to Tintamarre Island where you can have lunch on the beach. They also have technical diving courses and excursions and courses to train scuba instructors. They're located within northeastern St. Martin.

The following chart provides some information concerning the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near St. Martin
Name Phone Location
Funny Blue Bubble (059) 029-5529 Cul De Sac, 3.7 mi. Northeast of Central St. Martin
Octopus Diving (059) 029-1127 Grand-Case, 2.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central St. Martin
Scuba Zen (059) 087-3613 Anse Marcel, 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central St. Martin
Sea Dolphin (059) 087-6072 Sandy Ground, 3.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central St. Martin
Seahorse Diving Center -- Grand-Case, 1.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central St. Martin

Dive Services

The following chart provides 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

A few details concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites are shown below.

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 concerning diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read our comprehensive guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.

 

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