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La Palapa Marina

#16 Airport Boulevard
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten
T: +1-721-545 3213

Captain Oliverís Marina
Oyster Pond, St. Martin
T: +1-721-586 5339

Dive Safaris Simpson Bay

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Welcome to The Scuba Shop

Whether you visit The Scuba Shop from a Charter or Private Yacht, Hotel, Timeshare Resort or Cruise Ship, you will find, besides 2 shops full of goodies, invaluable information on Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Sailing, Water Sports and land based Activities on and around St. Maarten / St. Martin.

FREE Snorkel Guide

Spend the day or spend the week exploring - our
St Maarten / St Martin Snorkel Guide will take you around the island with great details on all the best snorkeling spots. It is available FREE at both our Simpson Bay and Captain Oliver's locations - stop in and pick up your copy today. Don't own any snorkel gear? Not a problem - at The Scuba Shop you can Rent by the day or the week. Or browse the selection in our stores - our sales staff are trained to outfit you with your perfect fit.

More Than Just a Dive Shop

The Scuba Shop has 2 great Retail, Rental and Service stores on St. Maarten / St. Martin (Simpson Bay and Oyster Pond). More than just a dive shop you can also find men, women and children's swim and sportswear, water sports equipment, toys for the beach and cameras. When on island, stop in to check out our great prices and current specials.

As Authorized Dealers for the brands we sell, all international warranties are valid.

Click here to browse and shop - What We Sell

Snorkel & Scuba Gear

If you are looking to Buy New Snorkel or Scuba Gear, The Scuba Shop on Duty Free St. Maarten / St. Martin is definitely the place to do it.  Scubapro, Mares, Suunto, Sherwood, AquaLung, Deep See, Princeton Tec, Brownie's, Bauer and many other brands, we offer great, international names at very competitive prices.

New to snorkeling - our staff are all scuba divers and are on hand to help you choose the gear that is right for you.

Not ready to purchase your own snorkel set? RENT quality masks, snorkels and fins - just $10 per day or $30 per week.

Ocean Reef Aria Full Face Snorkeling Mask


Ocean Reef Aria
Full Face Snorkeling Mask

Click here for more information.


$20 per Day
$60 per Week
(Includes Fins)

Like it?
Buy it - and get
refunded your rental!

Water Sports & Beach Toys

For fun on top of the water, we stock a full range of OBRIEN Wakeboards, Water Skis, Towables and Accessories.
We also stock a range of Bodyboards, Skimboards and Beach Toys to keep you busy at all times.
Feel the need for speed? Underwater Scooters from Seabob offer hours of fun.

Camera Center

In our St Maarten / St Martin Camera Center we stock GoPro and SeaLife Cameras and a full range of their accessories, available for both purchase and rental.

Swim and Sportswear

To keep you looking good both in and out the water we have a great selection of Columbia Sportswear and ONeill for men and women (and a small selection for children).

Let's Go Diving!

The waters of St. Maarten / St. Martin and the surrounding islands offer very interesting and varied scuba diving at moderate depths, which means easy and relaxed diving and snorkeling. Besides numerous varieties of reef fish, you are likely to see Great Barracudas, Tarpon, Flying Gurnard, Moray Eels, Snake Eels (there are no sea snakes in the Caribbean), Stingrays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Manta Rays, Sharks - both Nurse and Reef, Turtles, Lobster, and a lot of macro critters. There are numerous well established coral reef systems with a wide variety of beautiful soft and hard corals in pristine condition.

Dive / Sail Vacations!

For those of you who love to sail, St. Maarten / St. Martin is the ideal destination for a Sail / Dive vacation. St. Maarten / St. Martin is home to the major yacht charter companies, among them, Sunsail, The Moorings, Horizon Yacht Charter and Dream Yacht Charter. We offer a FREE guide to Scuba Diving from Your Yacht in the Waters of St. Maarten / St. Martin and the Surrounding Islands which gives general information and details on over 14 great dive sites located just a short, safe dinghy ride from the best yacht anchorages.

Dive Safaris

Dive Safaris Simpson Bay Operated by Helmie and Henry right out of The Scuba Shop in Simpson Bay, Dive Safaris offers great dive trips and scuba courses up to Instructor level. Fun Dives, Night Dives, Nitrox... Dive Safaris has it all.

Interested in a dive course? - Ideally located at The Scuba Shop in Simpson Bay, Dive Safaris can take you from your first Scuba Dive to PADI Instructor. Shallow water training is done right out back in our swimming pool before going out to sea.

The boat leaves from the dock right behind The Scuba Shop.

Dive Safaris offers Reef Dives, Wreck Dives and schedules Night Dives (usually on a Thursday) weekly. Double Tank Dives in the morning, Single Tank and Discover Scuba in the afternoons. Snorkel trips are done Wednesday afternoons.

Please click here to Email for more information.

BONUS: Dive with Dive Safaris and get a store discount!

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