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.
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.
Than Just a Dive Shop
The Scuba Shop has
2 great Retail,
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
Authorized Dealers for
the brands we sell, all
international warranties are
Snorkel & Scuba Gear
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.
to snorkeling - our staff are
all scuba divers and are on hand
to help you choose the gear that
is right for you.
ready to purchase your own
snorkel set? RENT quality masks,
snorkels and fins - just $10 per
day or $30 per week.
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
Feel the need for speed?
Underwater Scooters from
offer hours of fun.
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.
Operated by Helmie and Henry right out of The Scuba Shop in Simpson Bay,
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? - Dive Safaris
in Simpson Bay can take you from your first Scuba Dive to
Dive Master Level. It is one of the few dive centers on
island with a swimming pool out back to take beginner divers
in before going out to sea.
The boat leaves from the dock right behind The
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.
We highly recommend their services, and would love to
have you diving out of our Simpson Bay shop.
Please click on the logo on the left, or use the contents on the left, to open
the Dive Safaris website to find out more about the dive schedule, the
boats and the dive sites.