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PADI Caribbean Dive College

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Bobby's Marina | J. Yrasquin Blvd, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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While visiting St. Maarten via Carnival Cruise, we booked a dive not knowing what to expect. We... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Karry B

So after doing my due diligence, I e-mailed to get booking details and was responded to by the... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2015
Neenah, Wisconsin
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The PADI IDC Resort "Caribbean Dive College" is your one stop for all your diving needs on St. Maarten. Your holiday fun dives as well as your PADI, National Geographic, DAN, DSAT or HSA (dive) course, from your very first try dive all the way to PADI Master Instructor, are organised and supervised by the highest qualified, multilingual dive staff you can wish for. The brand new, well maintained gear is the icing on the cake. Our staff are also the only qualified SNUBA guides on the island of St. Maarten.Diving and all underwater activities, you do with Caribbean Dive College! The island's only Nat Geo center!
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Bobby's Marina | J. Yrasquin Blvd, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

While visiting St. Maarten via Carnival Cruise, we booked a dive not knowing what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised and impressed with both the dive operator and the diving itself. Saw lots of reef and nurse sharks, eagle rays, huge lobsters, a wreck and...More

Thank Karry B
AquAvia, Manager at PADI Caribbean Dive College, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Thank you for your review Karry, but you were not diving with CDC. You have been diving with Octopus Diving SXM and I am encouraging you to leave your nice review with them as they clearly have deserved it. Warmest regards, Michel - SNUBA SXM

Reviewed 22 September 2015

So after doing my due diligence, I e-mailed to get booking details and was responded to by the folks at Octopus Diving. It would seem that they have taken over the shop and dive operations at Bobbys Marina.

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Reviewed 18 May 2015

Just come back from an awesome week on St Maarten and would HIGHLY recommend CDC/ went for a two tank dive, first on Caribe Ghost, a shipwrek whioch is teaming with fish, saw sharks, eagle rays, turtles and so many lobsters that I lost count...More

1  Thank scubascot
Reviewed 5 May 2015

This was my first visit to St Maartin and I booked a 2 tank dive through the cruise ship. We were met inside the ship by someone from the shop and had our waivers filled out and C cards checked before we ever left the...More

1  Thank craigster47
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We booked our excursion through Royal Caribbean cruise for St.Maartin in January 2015. We had booked it as a family excursion. We decided to do the snuba over the Sea Trek helmet with a maze because of the freedom we had to move around. Our...More

1  Thank murphy1992
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Did a two tank dive with this group while on a Cruise. I was able to book directly with them and save $20 over the cruise price. Their gear was decent. BC's were in good working order. Not all compasses and depth gauges worked and...More

1  Thank Stan1541
Reviewed 28 December 2014

This was the best dive I've done yet, though my experience is fairly limited. Tons of sea life including sting rays, black and white moray eels, turtles, fish galore, and even reef sharks! We also got to explore different wrecks and reefs. The staff at...More

2  Thank Aiden W
Reviewed 28 December 2014

As a certified diver, I signed up for this course with my family (who are not divers). I understand that this was only an intro course, which was my intention. I just wanted to see if my family would enjoy exploring SCUBA further at a...More

Thank jstoth
Reviewed 7 December 2014

I’ve been seriously diving at Caribbean Dive College for quite some time. Completed rescue diver, dive master and master scuba-diver training at CDC. The serious but fun way Course Director Mich and his staff members are teaching diving made me do - I don’t know...More

Thank Marc A
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Stormy and I have been scuba divers for almost a decade but due to circumstances haven't been able to dive for a few years. Getting re-certified on an island is just about the best way to do it due to the usually high quality of...More

1  Thank Duane H
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25 January 2017|
Response from AquAvia | Property representative |
We no longer do two tank dives. Please see another dive shop for those.
24 January 2017|
Response from AquAvia | Property representative |
Absolutely! SNUBA is the ideal way to go a step further than snorkeling. It is much easier than diving with tanks, but offers the exact same enjoyment of being underwater for a prolonged time and while able to breath... More
11 June 2015|
Response from sskkrr |
Hey Diver1945. My name is Sally and I am the owner of Octopus Diving. We just opened up a store in Philipbsurg and I would love to send you more information about diving with us in November. Could you please send me an email... More