• Location: Simpson Bay, St Maarten
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Explore the underwater world on this introductory scuba diving adventure from St Maarten. During this 4-hour activity, perfect for beginner divers, slip into the calm Caribbean water to discover shallow dive sites accompanied by a PADI instructor. This tour is limited to twelve people to ensure safety and personalized attention. Choose between a morning dive departing from Divi Little Bay or an afternoon dive from Simpson Bay.


  • 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

Depending on your choice of morning or afternoon dive, meet your dive instructor and small group at either Divi Bay Resort (morning, 10 am) or Simpson Bay Resort (afternoon, 1pm). If you are arriving at Dock Maarten via cruise ship you will find our dive shop a five minute walk away.

Watch a short instructional video and get a safety briefing from your certified scuba instructor. 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.
Board a well-equipped boat to head out toward the reef. When you reach the dive site, get help with your equipment and slip into the calm sea at your own pace. Get used to what it feels like to breathe underwater and how to communicate with fellow divers. Follow your guide to explore the dive site, looking for eels, sea turtles, stingrays and schools of tropical fish darting among the colorful corals and sea sponges.
At this shallow wreck site off shore in Divi Little Bay, dive to a depth of 30 feet (9 meters). Explore a deliberately sunken submarine as well as a more recent helicopter. During the afternoon tour, depart from Simpson Bay Resort and enjoy coastal sightseeing as you cruise to an offshore reef site.
Please note:
 This tour is suitable for children aged 12 years and up. Medical forms must be completed and signed by a doctor before the day of your scuba tour to ensure fitness levels and health for the experience. The medical form will be made available by the supplier once the booking has been processed.

Customer Reviews

Mark W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This outfit was amazing. My wife was hesitant to explore scuba but once in the ocean the dive master focused on helping my wife. She had such a great time she has become PADI certified!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We were very nervous for our first dive but the instructor immediately calmed those fears. We were throughly instructed on land and prior to the dive and felt comfortable once we started the dive. Saw lots of fish and dove at the marine park in Little Bay. Would definitely do again!

Bill S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It and #39;s was very informative, great ,calm instructors. It and #39;s for everyone , even though you think you can and #39;t do it

Beman P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

great time instructor was very safe and helpful had a blast


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The staff was great and friendly. We got tons of attention. My daughter is 14 and this was her first dive, and Damien took such great care of her. He made sure she was watched like a hawk and educated her well on all the basics. The water was beautiful, the ride out to the dive spot breathtaking, and everything was organized. Not one bad thing to say. I highly recommend this trip.

Suzanne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

It was great with Damian as my instructor. I would recommend him to everyone wishing to explore SCUBA.

Andrew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This excursion is the best! You just show up, watch a quick video, and then go scuba diving! If youve ever considered trying scuba diving, you should 100 do this because you just get right to the good stuff and then you can decide if you like it or not for the future.

The guide was really good and went over things in a way that made us feel confident and safe. We werent allowed to use our GoPro but he brought it and he took tons of cool pics and videos for us.

This was really really worth it and you shouldnt miss out. I was a little skeptical because there were no reviews but this was the best and that why Im trying to write a good review. I just didnt think it was true that you could just scuba without being certified but everything went exactly as it read and we even got some papers with all the dive information in case we try to get certified. Definitely give it a try!!!

Elizabeth L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. They were also quite protective of people.
I had dove before but went to this as a refresher and was with people who had never been diving before. It was good to see how well the staff interacted with both knowledge basis.
I actually went on another dive with this group a couple of days later. Both trips were well worth it.


4 star rating: Recommended November 2016

If you have ever thought about scuba diving, I highly recommend this activity. The instructor is personable. The instruction very clear and easy to follow. And you actually get to do an open water dive. It and #39;s a great way to see if you want to get certified for scuba, and counts toward that certificat

William R

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

good tour. would do it again. beautiful island.

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