Certifications & Associations

Octopus Diving is a fully-sanctioned PADI Dive Center (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and IANTD Member (International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers), and also complies with all French diving regulations. If you are not a PADI-certified diver, we also accept divers certified by NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors), SSI (Scuba School International), CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques), FFESSM (Fédération française d’études et de Sports Sous-Marins) and other recognized certification bodies.

Turtle Reef | Dive Sites | St Martin

Our staff hold the following certifications and memberships:

  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • BEES 1 (brevet d’État d’éducateur sportif)
  • Authorized reseller of ScubaPro, Suunto and UWATECH equipment.
  • Certified ScubaPro technician
  • Certified Mercury technician
  • Member of Métimer (Association des Professionnels de la Mer – Saint-Martin)
  • IANTD Advanced Nitrox Instructor
  • IANTD Poseidon Mk6 Instructor
  • IANTD Advanced Nitrox Instructor Trainer
  • IANTD Recreational Trimix Instructor
  • IANTD Normoxic Instructor