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“Great first dive for entire family!”
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PADI Caribbean Dive College
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Our family of five (2 adults, 1 adult child, 18/16 y/o) took the introductory SCUBA class and loved it. Caribbean Dive College personnel were very patient, helping us overcome any fears/difficulties we had. They made changes when needed that allowed all of us to complete the requirements and the dive. We felt very safe with the crew. The dive itself was great! I'd read that St. Maarten was a little choppy to attempt a first dive, but it wasn't bad. We had great visibility. We saw several fish, some sea urchins and coral. It was a highlight for us and I'd highly recommend them for their personal, attentive service.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

I spent 4 days diving with CDC and it was great. I am a certified diver and have been diving for 30 years and CDC is one of my top companies to dive with, I will dive with them again. The staff are very professional, safe and helpful in finding great things to photograph. Plenty of room on the boat and staff was very helpful with gear. Lots of marine life large and small (Sharks, lobsters, eels, many different fish). I will recommend CDC to all my friends and anyone who reads this review who intend on visiting St.Maarten. I special thanks to Michel, David, Vemmy, Wieke and Captain Dale for making this a memorable trip (June 5-12, 2014)

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We did the Discover Scuba Diving course. Amazing.
I was a bit nervous to go diving but they make it very easy. The instructors are incredibly nice people and speak both Dutch and English - probably even more languages. They don't push you too much and give you and make you feel comfortable while on shore, in the water and most importantly, under water.
Milica guided us through the theoretical part of it and makes sure everybody understand everything very well.
During the preparations and dive itself I was instructed by Demian, very friendly and funny guy, but stays on top of everything and keeps an close eye on you under water. Not for a single moment did I feel unsafe or the bad kind of nervous.
Soinet, the captain, was a great guy as well. Constantly smiling and making sure everybody that tagged along had a good time as well.
Food and drinks were included in the price.
The only bad thing I can think of is that it had to end.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

This dive college at SXM (philipsburg) takes very good care of their dive students. The lessons were fun and easy to understand. The last dive at the reef was a great experience with lots of beautifull sea creatures. Thanks cdc.

Thank Bart G
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

We came to the island on a cruise and couldn't get a scuba excursion booked through the ship so we wandered around until we found these guys- what a great thing! Half price of ship excursion and better from what we heard! Three teenagers who have never dove before had an amazing time with Sandra, and my husband and I with Michele! Use these guys! They were awesome!

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