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“Chris and Sally are AWESOME!”
Review of Octopus Diving

Octopus Diving
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2 Tank Dive in Grand Case Saint Martin at 8:30 AM
Ranked #2 of 7 Tours in Grand Case
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Owner description: Scuba dive and snorkel with Octopus Diving. We have the best boats, the best equipment and hand picked staff to make sure you have the best experience possible. Our friendly PADI dive center is located in the town of Grand Case on the gorgeous tropical island of St. Martin / Sint Maarten, the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Whether you're an experienced diver ready to take your diving to the next level with advanced courses or specialties, a certified diver looking to explore St. Martin's amazing reefs and wrecks, a first-timer interested in discovering the world of diving or an avid snorkeler - or even if you've never been in the water before - we've got something for you, and we'll make your underwater experience one to remember.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Our family wanted to try something new and adventurous on our last vacation and after very little debate we settled on scuba diving. Our TradeWinds captain recommended we go with the best on the island for our first dive and we're so glad we did. Chris, Sally, and our captain (a certified dive master) took six first timers out to Creole Rock, brought us down one by one, and led us on an adventure on that we will never forget. Their experience and professionalism calmed our first-time butterflies. Everyone loved it and we all came back to the surface with a newfound respect. Some of us have even started looking at PADI courses. Thanks again to Chris, Sally, and TradeWinds. Wishing you the best! Thanks for sharing your passion with our family!

Thank jonathan e
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Such a great place and trip. Some of our group went diving while others snorkeled. They all took such great care of us...thanks James for driving that boat so well and snorkel diving with our 13 year old!! Sally is an amazing lady, owner and a wealth of knowledge!!

Thank DoreenJohnson
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Even though I had not been diving for 10 years, they made it easy to get back into the swing of things. Lee, James and Michelle were fantastic! Our dives were great and geared to both the more experienced as well as certification divers. I learned new skills and James was a great guide showing us things we might not have noticed otherwise. Octopus Diving has the personal touch that other outfits don't have. The equipment was first rate and there were no problems.

Thank Cathy A
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

My wife and I just got back from our trip at St Martin. It had been four years since our most recent dive so we needed a refresher. J T was our dive master and did a fantastic job of taking us through the process! I would have to say that J T provided the most positive experience of any dive instructor we have had to date. Thanks J T for your help and take care!
Chris and Mary Pat from Indy

Thank BelizetravelerIndy
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We went diving with Octopus Diving July 6th and we did a Discover Scuba Dive because we had no experience at all. We did go to Creole Rock for a first dive. We were a little nervous because it was our very first time diving, but Lee really helped us to get comfortable and relax. He took the time on the boat to explain the basic stuff about diving and answered all my questions (and I had a lot of questions). After that, it was time to get into the water! Lee stayed by my side the entire time and he made sure I was allright under water. Excellent service!! Diving at Creole Rock was beautiful. We saw a lot of different fish and it was so nice to see them up close. We also did a second dive at Turtle Reef. Mike did a great job there! My boyfriend is still talking about him and that dive. It was amazing!! They saw so many fish, two turtles (one was a really big one!!), an arrow crab and Mike even put a white urchin on my boyfriends hand. He loved it! Thank you Octopus Diving and a special thanks to Sally, Lee, Mike and James! It was an experience we'll never forget!

Thank Lisetverbakel
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