Scuba Diving in Saint Martin is fantastic. Saint Martin dive sites include wrecks, canyons, lava tubes, healthy reefs and tons of marine life. In late winter we often dive with dolphins and have had close encounters with Humpback Whales. Turtles are regulars on our dive sites, as are sharks and eagle rays. For macro photography and for those of you that just love the small stuff, Saint Martin has sea horses, nudibranchs and a wide variety of other small critters.
Macro Photography in St. Martin
Octopus Diving, is the only St. Martin dive center that offers 2 tank dive trips, twice per day. Our morning dive trip departs at 8 am and returns around 11:30 am or 9 am and returns at 12:30 pm. The afternoon dive trip leaves at 1 pm and returns at 4:30 pm. Our three dive boats, ARVOR, OCTOPUSSY and KRAKEN are the best custom built dive boats in St Martin / St Marteen (some say the Caribbean). Even with the capacity to take out 20 divers on our largest boat KRAKEN, we still only take out 8 divers max, and only 6 divers max on our other boats. This offer a true breath of fresh air in the diving industry with regards to customer service. Our boats are fast and comfortable, allowing us to dive on both sides of the island, at the best dive sites and every day.
Our dive boat “Octopussy”
Providing true VIP service means we take your equipment to the boat and set it up. If you would like to set up your own equipment, please let us know.
Then, after a quick boat ride, we give you a full dive briefing
, help you in and out of your equipment, do a pre dive safety check and make sure that you are on your way to an awesome and safe experience with one of our seasoned professional dive guides
After the dive we help you out of your gear, up our custom built dive ladder and back onto the boat.
True VIP service
During the surface interval (normally 30 – 45 minutes) you will relax in the bow of the boat enjoying complimentary oranges and refreshing drinking water while we prepare for the second dive. Surface interval entertainment is provided by our Sony Marine radio with i Pod hook up.
After the surface interval we are off to a different amazing site where we make our second dive. Upon our return to the dive shop in Grand Case we ask our guests to kindly go back to the diving center while we get all the equipment off the boat and then rinse and hang it up for you. The fact that we leave at 8 AM, 10 AM and 1 PM allows us to have first pick of the best dive sites.
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Remember, if you don’t like to get up early on vacation, just join us for the afternoon two tank dive, where we also dive all the best dive sites St.Martin / St. Maarten has to offer.
Our modern, well maintained rental dive gear is serviced regularly and guaranteed to be in good working order
. With the increased cost of luggage on flights these days, why not leave your BCD’s and Regulators at home and use our equipment? If you like, just bring your own mouth piece and we will change it for you.
We look forward to sharing the underwater world with you here in beautiful Saint Martin.
Our biggest dive boat “Kraken”
Where to go:
- Octopus Dive Center
- 5 Boulevard de Grand Case
- Grand Case
- St Martin
Important! We are approximately 25 minutes from the ship and can arrange for transfers by taxi to and from the Cruise Ship Terminal in Philipsburg. Our Taxi drivers are polite and prompt and hand picked by Chris and Sally (The dive shop managers).
Octopus Double Tank Dive Tour in St. Maarten