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La Palapa Marina

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

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Welcome to The Scuba Shop

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


6th Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

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 from our Simpson Bay location - stop in and pick up your copy today.

Book a Snorkel or Dive Trip

Snorkel and SCUBA dive - it's what we like to do! Snorkel right off the beach or go further afield. From dedicated Snorkel trips to combination Boat/Beach/Fun/Sun/Swim Snorkel trips we can book a snorkel trip based on what you would like to do. Like to snorkel, but not yet a SCUBA diver? In one afternoon you can learn the basics and make your first ever SCUBA dive!

More Than Just a Dive Shop

The Scuba Shop is a great Retail, Rental and Service store on St. Maarten / St. Martin. 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 Sales, Rental, Service

If you are looking to Buy New Snorkel or Scuba Gear, The Scuba Shop 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).

Men's Bahama and Bonehead Shirts
Buy One Get One 50% OFF


Authorized SEABOB
Dealer & Service Station

Sales Service Rental




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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.

Ready to go PROFESSIONAL - The next Dive Safaris PADI Instructor Development Course - 25th November to 4th December 2016.

Just starting out? - 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!

Dive Student Store Discounts!

No matter who you are diving with, whether you are just starting out with your Open Water Course or are progressing to the Professional Level, The Scuba Shop welcomes you into the sport of diving with great Dive Student Store Discounts - be sure to let us know what course you are doing and what plans you have for your dive future and we can suggest the perfect gear for you.

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