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VIP Snorkeling Trips
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 $45 a person for a two site snorkel trip to Creole Rock and our famous Turtle Reef.
We cater to Cruise Ships
Where can you find less crowded scuba diving and snorkeling sites? That is easy, just come and dive with Octopus Diving. We take hundreds of cruise ship guests diving every year. We organize transportation to get here, and have special trip times to fit with your schedule. Find more about diving from a cruise ship here.
No Experience Necessary
Not a certified diver, not a problem! We take first time divers out all the time. Simply sign up for our Discover Scuba Diving program 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. More information click here.
Valet diving means that we take care of everything for you, so that all you have to do is turn up and dive. We will take all your equipment to the boat and set it up for you, we will change your tanks in between dives, we will make sure that you are all set to jump into the water, and then when we return to the diving center we will rinse and hang up all your diving equipment.
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.
Over 800 reviews on Tripadvisor
If we can't convince you to snorkel and scuba dive with us, then perhaps some of our previous customers can. Octopus Diving has over 800 five star reviews on tripadvisor.com. A testament to their commitment to excellent customer service, impeccably maintained equipment, and comfortable and safe dive boats.
Mick G Mick G from Nottingham, England Visited March 2014
Check out our 800+ 5 Star Reviews on Tripadvisor.com"Excellent Service"
Dived with them in March this year (2014) while I was visiting St Maarten on a cruise. Their dive times suite cruise visitors and give you time to travel across to the dive shop and sort your kit out before diving. The staff are first class, the dives where very enjoyable, at a nice pace and in good waters. If i ever go back to St Maarten (I have been twice already) I would defiantly dive with them again.
"A perfect day!"Tbasso from St Louis Visited May 2014
We had a great excursion with Octopus Diving! They were courteous, and professional in every way. They told us about another couple taking the tour from a cruise ship and arranged for us to share a cab. Their boat was really nice – great shape and very clean! The first site we visited was Creole Rock. I snorkeled and my husband dove. The site was great, Sally and Dave were wonderful. Sally went through the dive instructions and equipment in great detail. They took the time to make sure we were comfortable before getting in the water. The other site we visited was Turtle reef, and this area was just beautiful! I saw lots of fish from the surface, and the reef was really cool. My husband also saw several fish, turtle, nurse shark, and Sally showed him all kinds of creatures (living and plants) on the ocean floor. We were really impressed with this company, and would highly recommend them.
"SCUBA at it's best!"Duck1948 from Montgomery, Alabama Visited April 2014
Diving in SXM is fantastic, the water is clear and the reefs and aquatic life unreal. However, what makes it fantastic is the professionalism of the staff and owners at Octopus Diving. Friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and on spot to your every need. They are the ultimate dive shop, providing top notch instruction and certification, along with all the equipment needed for any dive. They really care about your diving experience.....JT is a great instructor, patient and understanding and willing do go the extra mile....Thanks for a great diving experience to all at OCTOPUS DIVING