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La Palapa Marina

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

Dive Safaris Simpson Bay










St Maarten/ St Martin has more than 10 dive shops, and our surrounding islands each have three or more which can make it a bit difficult to know who to choose. Since we know our islands, know the dive shops and the dive sites (we love to dive too), we can help you choose the dive experience that fits you best:

  • There are shops that focus more on experienced divers,
  • some offer (free) Nitrox,
  • others have a more European style of diving,
  • there are dive shops within walking distance of the Cruise Pier,
  • there are shops that offer private dive trips,
  • there are two centers in the area that can train you up to PADI Instructor level,
  • some dive mostly on the French side and others only on the Dutch side
  • and we know how to match you up to the shop that exactly fits your needs or is closest to your resort.
  • Click here to Book your St Maarten / St Martin Dive Trip - Let us know when you will be on island, where you will be staying and a little bit about yourself and how you like to dive.

    Cruise Passengers - please specify what day you are in port and your arrival and departure times as not all shops are able to accommodate your schedule.

    Dive SABA - a MUST for serious scuba divers!

    Click here for more information on Dive Trips to Saba, St Eustatius, St Barths and Anguilla.

    BONUS: Book a dive trip with us and get a store discount!

    Diving with 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!

    Shore Diving around St Maarten & St Martin

    St. Maarten/St. Martin offers a couple of interesting shallow Shore Dives in the summer months when the weather is calm. No dive equipment? No problem! Certified divers can Rent all the dive equipment they need.

    Our best dive sites are on offshore reefs and wrecks and are only accessible by dinghy or with one of the islands dive centers.

    Click here for more information on St Maarten / St Martin Diving and our Shore Diving Guide.

    Dive / Sail Vacations

    If you own, have chartered or are looking to charter a to "live aboard" for your vacation, click here to view our Dive / Sail Vacations page.

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