It’s a Family Run Business
Octopus Diving is a family run business, owned by Sally and Chris Davies. Passionate owners that are not only on site, but also can be found teaching, guiding, driving the boats and welcoming their customers with their lovely son, Keiran.
Where can you find less crowded scuba diving and snorkeling sites? Easy, just book with Octopus Diving. We take hundreds of cruise ship guests diving every year. We have two convenient locations (one just a 10 minute walk from the cruise ship port), we'll organize transportation, and we have special trip times to fit with your schedule. Find more about diving from a cruise ship here.
Not a certified diver, not a problem! We take first time divers out all the time. Simply sign up for our PADI Discover Scuba Dive and you too can experience the many wonders of St Martin's underwater world. You will learn everything you need to know to have a safe enjoyable experience. For more information click here.
Tired of snorkeling or scuba diving on crowded boats? You won’t have that experience with Octopus Diving! We always treat our customers like VIP’s and offer unhurried service and uncrowded boats, guaranteed! It’s only $55 a person for a two site snorkel trip to Creole Rock and our famous Turtle Reef.
Kristin Kristin from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Visited in April 2016
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“Amazing Diving– great operation”
This was my first visit to St. Maarten and we dove with Octopus out of Bobby’s Marina. We did 3 days and I was able to finish my Advanced Open Water cert thanks to my instructor Evelien and Captain Willem– they were outstanding! Very helpful, fun, thorough, safe and friendly. They took us to tremendous dive sites and we saw sharks, rays, turtles, eels, huge lobsters in a wreck. Really great experience and I would highly recommend them! Owner Sally was very helpful in accommodating our group and getting my course dives arranged. Will definitely dive with them again and I would recommend them highly!
Carson_W995 from Ottawa, Canada, Visited May 2016
“Highly regarded Dive Operation and Great Snorkeling Experiences!”
Octopus Diving is located in Grand Case on the French side of the island and offers Dive Tours, Dive Courses (PADI) and Snorkeling Tours, in addition to charters. Quality equipment is provided for both diving & snorkeling and their fleet of boats (see their website) is well maintained & designed for these purposes. The staff are well trained & professional (with an added bit of humour). Our trip was a half day visit to 2 sites, with a combination of divers & snorkelers & all was well organized and went very smoothly. Captain Ian & Divemaster Mike did an excellent job, with this being my 2nd year for an excursion with Octopus. If you want the best, don’t look any farther.
Colin P from Kitchener, Canada Visited May 2016
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of diving with Octopus Diving in Grand Case, St Maarten. Definitely one of the best operaters we’ve had the pleasure of going out with. Great boats, safe operation and processes, friendly and helpful dive masters, and convenient location. Basically – Octopus Diving is everything a quality dive operator should be…and more. I would definitely recommend them if you’re on the island and looking to do some diving. Oh yeah…and on the first dive – we saw 3 dolphins. Nice bonus.