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  • Location: Simpson Bay, St Maarten
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Take the plunge into the underwater world of St Maarten on this scuba diving adventure for beginners -- a perfect introduction! Ease into the calm and clear waters of the Caribbean, and explore shallow dive sites with a trained PADI instructor. Choose from a morning or afternoon dive off the shore at Divi Little Bay or Simpson Bay, and discover reefs and wrecks teeming with marine life! This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring personalized attention from your expert diving guide.


  • 3-hour beginning scuba diving off the coast of St Maarten
  • Scuba dive with a PADI certified instructor
  • Learn to use scuba gear while exploring a shallow dive site
  • Marvel at the underwater beauty of the clear Caribbean Sea
  • Spot moray eels, sea turtles and southern stingrays
  • Explore the waters around Simpson Bay or Divi Little Bay (depending on departure time selected)
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Discover Scuba in St Maarten

Discover Scuba in St Maarten

Start your introductory scuba diving adventure in St Maarten with an instructional briefing and video. Then, head off to a reef for your first dive, cruising aboard a well-equipped and shaded boat over the Caribbean. Your professional and well-trained diving crew will ensure your safety and comfort as you get acquainted with the calm underwater world in these spectacular bays.

Depart from Divi Little Bay in the morning or Simpson Bay Resort in the afternoon – depending on which time you select. Then ease into the warm and inviting turquoise water at your own pace while you get accustomed to this new and exciting experience. You’ll discover what it’s like to breathe underwater as your PADI certified instructor shows you how to use the complimentary scuba gear. As you explore the reefs and wrecks with your guide, keep an eye out for spectacular sightings of eels, sea turtles, stingrays and schools of tropical fish darting among the colorful corals and sea sponges.

If you choose the morning tour, depart at 10am from Divi Bay Resort. At this shallow wreck site off shore in Divi Little Bay, dive to a depth of 30 feet (9 meters). You’ll find a submarine that was deliberately sunk as well as a more recent helicopter. If you select the afternoon tour, depart from Simpson Bay Resort at 1pm and enjoy coastal sightseeing as you cruise to an offshore reef site.

Although this diving experience is not a scuba certification course, you can get credit toward PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification if you choose to continue diving.

Please note: This tour is suitable for children aged 12 years and up.
From USD $ 82.99

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