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Ocean Explorers Dive Center or Aqua Mania Adventures?

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Ocean Explorers Dive Center or Aqua Mania Adventures?

We'll be in St Maarten Thanksgiving week - we are avid scuba divers. Which of the 2 dive companies do you prefer and why?

thanks!!!

Auburn Washington
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1. Re: Ocean Explorers Dive Center or Aqua Mania Adventures?

Dive Adventures hands down. From the comfortable diver friendly boat "Dive Machine" to the very professional and knowledgeable dive masters and crew. I have been diving with them since 2000 and will not go out with anybody else. I have over 160 dives with them and all are different. I have tried others on SXM but they are the best. Check out their web site at www.stmaartendive.com and click on the review link to trip advisor and you'll see why. I wouldn't think about going out with any other dive company on St Maarten unless you can't get on the boat because it's full.

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3. Re: Ocean Explorers Dive Center or Aqua Mania Adventures?

The Scuba Shop is owned and run by Peter Frye and his daughter Kim Frye. Hence Self Promo?

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4. Re: Ocean Explorers Dive Center or Aqua Mania Adventures?

I think Kim wasn't doing a self promo as she represented the other dive shops also. Speaking of that I have dived with Dive Safaris ( The Scuba Shop) out of their Phillipsburg location and was not impressed. I felt as though I was on a cattle boat. Wasn't permitted to board the boat with my equipment and was kept on the dock till everybody lined up and boarded the same time. There was no bottled water or sodas supplied only water out of a container. I missed bottled water, selections of sodas that are furnished to the divers on Dive Adventures. Dive Adventures also supplies free beer after the last dive for the divers. Nice touch Dive Adventures.

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5. Re: Ocean Explorers Dive Center or Aqua Mania Adventures?

Ok, not my forum, but there is also post 1

tripadvisor.co.uk/…52327619

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6. Re: Ocean Explorers Dive Center or Aqua Mania Adventures?

Yes I just saw that. If you don't agree then all you have to do is hit the "report inappropriate content" and select self promotion or what ever applies and trip advisor will act accordingly.

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