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Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
St Maarten Discover Scuba

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Explore the underwater world on this introductory scuba diving adventure from St Maarten. During this 3-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. This activity is only available on Thursdays at 1:30pm.
  • 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
  • 3 departure locations for your convenience: Divi Resort little Bay, Simpson Bay Resort, Aqua Mania Office
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
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Professional guide
All necessary scuba gear
Beverages (water, juice, soda)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Marine park fee (approx. USD $5)
Simpson Bay Resort and Marina , Billy Folly Road, 37, Simpson Bay, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Divi Little Bay Resort: On the beach at the watersports booth. Simpson Bay Resort: Marina of the Resort. #37 Billy Folly Rd, Simpson Bay

1:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your dive instructor and small group at either Divi Bay Resort or Simpson Bay Resort. 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. Departing from Simpson Bay Resort, 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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • All participants must be strong swimmers
  • All participants MUST be in good health to participate
  • Please note: 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. Medical form will be made available by the supplier once the purchase has been made.
  • Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Aqua Mania Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during St Maarten Discover Scuba ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by St Maarten Discover Scuba .
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St Maarten Discover Scuba ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by St Maarten Discover Scuba .

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Best instructor ever!!!
, Mar 2019
I have been waiting all my life to scuba and I'm 41 years old. The instructor I was with has been diving for 30 plus years and was extremely patient. I was impressed how easily he built my confidence and showed me how to dive. I fully recommend Discover Scuba for others as well!!!!
This outfit was amazing. My wife was...
Mark W
, Jan 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!
We were very nervous for our first...
, Jul 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!
If you have ever thought about scuba...
, Nov 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's a great way to see if you want to get certified for scuba, and counts toward that certificat
It's was very informative, great...
Bill S
, Jul 2016
It's was very informative, great ,calm instructors. It's for everyone , even though you think you can't do it
great time instructor was very safe...
Beman P
, Jul 2016
great time instructor was very safe and helpful had a blast
Instructor at the divi bay resort...
Dimitri T
, Mar 2016
Instructor at the divi bay resort was great, but this should not be described as 4 a hour tour. The entire experience took 2 hours, with total dive time of 30 minutes. Was also disappointed with amount of sea life that we experienced.
Gave this as a Christmas gift to my...
Andrew M
, Jan 2016
Gave this as a Christmas gift to my son and his finance. It was a beautiful day, they told me. Pool experience was great. They got into the ocean and visablility was zero. That was a costly gift to see nothing. Vendor did not tell them ahead of time and no alternate dates were offered, not even a come on back and snorkel with us. Definitely wouldn't recommend and we are in st Maarten every year.
the place was hard to find, had to...
Eric P
, Aug 2015
the place was hard to find, had to take 2 taxis because the first dropped us off at the wrong dive shop. Other then that it was great, my kids loved it said it was teh best thing they've ever done. staff was fantastic. Gave them a tip to drop me off back at the cruise ship instead of doing a land taxi. was so much shorter. There was a lot to see at the dive.
The staff was great and friendly...
, Jul 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.

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