St. Maarten Scuba Diving Excursion Reviews

Though St. Maarten has a touristy reputation, it still boasts some excellent dive sites. St. Maarten scuba diving is ideal for first-timers since the excursion includes a dive crash course and easily navigable dive sites.
Great dive.
Sail Date: December 2018
Great dive. Went deep and saw so many fish. Great experience.
Great dive. Went deep and saw so many fish. Great experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Couldn't go to the "prime" dive spot due to strong winds and high seas.
Sail Date: December 2018
Couldn't go to the "prime" dive spot due to strong winds and high seas. Diver masters were excellent.
Couldn't go to the "prime" dive spot due to strong winds and high seas. Diver masters were excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great dive, but lots of people were seasick due to the rough seas.
Sail Date: December 2018
Great dive, but lots of people were seasick due to the rough seas. The 2nd tank dive was a little lame, but first tank was great...we saw lots of sharks and marine life. Loved it.
Great dive, but lots of people were seasick due to the rough seas. The 2nd tank dive was a little lame, but first tank was great...we saw lots of sharks and marine life. Loved it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Octopus Scuba was a very professional service and beutiful diving experience.
Sail Date: October 2018
Octopus Scuba was a very professional service and beutiful diving experience. Highly recommend it.
Octopus Scuba was a very professional service and beutiful diving experience. Highly recommend it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Amazing dive staff and dive locations
Sail Date: August 2018
Amazing dive staff and dive locations
Amazing dive staff and dive locations Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Dive was good.
Sail Date: July 2018
Dive was good. Water was rough and current was strong. The dive shop did the best they could to accommodate us.
Dive was good. Water was rough and current was strong. The dive shop did the best they could to accommodate us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The staff with the scuba diving was great.
Sail Date: July 2017
The staff with the scuba diving was great. It was our first time to dive and they were very helpful and patient with everyone. No pressure to do something if you weren't comfortable.
The staff with the scuba diving was great. It was our first time to dive and they were very helpful and patient with everyone. No pressure to do something if you weren't comfortable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
After spending 3 hours waiting for the police we finally got off just in time for the excursion and ...
Sail Date: July 2017
After spending 3 hours waiting for the police we finally got off just in time for the excursion and it was not worth it. There was nothing in the water except an old submarine and some sea urchins. There was also a drunk lady who kept on ... Read More
After spending 3 hours waiting for the police we finally got off just in time for the excursion and it was not worth it. There was nothing in the water except an old submarine and some sea urchins. There was also a drunk lady who kept on yelling for some reason. And we almost missed getting bakc to the boat on time because we picked up another boat for no reason. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The dive team we went out with was professional and fun, and we'd recommend them to anyone going ...
Sail Date: May 2017
The dive team we went out with was professional and fun, and we'd recommend them to anyone going into St Maarten. However, we were unaware that this port is known to be bad for seasickness even for experience divers/boaters. It would ... Read More
The dive team we went out with was professional and fun, and we'd recommend them to anyone going into St Maarten. However, we were unaware that this port is known to be bad for seasickness even for experience divers/boaters. It would have been nice to get a warning about this from the cruise line so we could have prepared with motion-sickness medication. Our entire boat was sick for half of the excursion. :( Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good diving.
Sail Date: April 2017
Good diving. Lots of sharks and fish and cool reefs. Max 65ft. Dive boat is knowledgeable.
Good diving. Lots of sharks and fish and cool reefs. Max 65ft. Dive boat is knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Diving staff was patient and knowledgeable.
Sail Date: February 2017
Diving staff was patient and knowledgeable. Had fun.
Diving staff was patient and knowledgeable. Had fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I loved it and plan to go get certified, my wife could not do it (got too nervous)
Sail Date: February 2017
I loved it and plan to go get certified, my wife could not do it (got too nervous)
I loved it and plan to go get certified, my wife could not do it (got too nervous) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Did a nice wreck dive which was pretty active including sharks.
Sail Date: December 2016
Did a nice wreck dive which was pretty active including sharks. The second dive was some coral which wasn't as interesting.
Did a nice wreck dive which was pretty active including sharks. The second dive was some coral which wasn't as interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
For the first time in about 150 dives I got sea sick due to rough water and could not dive.
Sail Date: December 2016
For the first time in about 150 dives I got sea sick due to rough water and could not dive. Several others were throwing up copiously and yet dove! Folks who ran the trip said that this is typical in the winter months.
For the first time in about 150 dives I got sea sick due to rough water and could not dive. Several others were throwing up copiously and yet dove! Folks who ran the trip said that this is typical in the winter months. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our son's first SCUBA experience and he LOVED it!
Sail Date: December 2016
Our son's first SCUBA experience and he LOVED it!
Our son's first SCUBA experience and he LOVED it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Newbies, taught us how to do everything , took a quick test, and boom we were in the water having a ...
Sail Date: December 2016
Newbies, taught us how to do everything , took a quick test, and boom we were in the water having a great time for 30 mins. It was only 2 couples on this trip, so the one on one time training was very nice
Newbies, taught us how to do everything , took a quick test, and boom we were in the water having a great time for 30 mins. It was only 2 couples on this trip, so the one on one time training was very nice Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
was nice but not as nice as St.
Sail Date: November 2016
was nice but not as nice as St. Thomas. Water was not as clear. didn't see as many fish.
was nice but not as nice as St. Thomas. Water was not as clear. didn't see as many fish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Really good...the ocean and the scuba diving so good...
Sail Date: December 2015
Really good...the ocean and the scuba diving so good...
Really good...the ocean and the scuba diving so good... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Unbelievable.
Sail Date: April 2015
Unbelievable. Myself, my husband and our kids went scuba diving for the first time. I can't believe we all did it our youngest is 12 and I really thought she would bail because it's kinda scary but we all got a crash course in ... Read More
Unbelievable. Myself, my husband and our kids went scuba diving for the first time. I can't believe we all did it our youngest is 12 and I really thought she would bail because it's kinda scary but we all got a crash course in scuba diving and it was so cool! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Princess didn't offer a scuba dive tour.
Sail Date: March 2015
Princess didn't offer a scuba dive tour. Booked this over the internet. Upon arrival I was assigned to the smaller boat. Very small for the waves and swells. There was a much larger boat that was filled. Probably with tours from other ... Read More
Princess didn't offer a scuba dive tour. Booked this over the internet. Upon arrival I was assigned to the smaller boat. Very small for the waves and swells. There was a much larger boat that was filled. Probably with tours from other cruise lines / ships. There were 4 or 5 other cruise ships in and no one onboard was from those ships. My boat only had independent bookings. I'll never use Scuba Fun again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises