St Maarten Scuba Diving
the very first dive shop in St Maarten, est. in 1977 by long time
resident Leroy French and since than we have been exploring the reefs
and wrecks the island.
We are happy to say that we run a small and friendly operation
offering a VIP service.
In an effort to provide personal attention and better diving for our
guests we are restricting the amount of divers on the boat per dive to
a maximum of 6. This means however, that reservations are mandatory as
the boat fills up fast.
We have discovered the best that St Maarten
has to offer so either you are visiting us for the first time or is
one of our many return divers, we always try to have something unique
to amaze you.
We have received a PADI recognition for Outstanding
Services for the last 17 Years that we are a PADI Dive Center and have
earned over these years a reputation of one the best and most
experienced dive shops in St Maarten.
Scuba Diving and snorkeling in the turquoise blue waters
of St. Maarten varies from beautiful and healthy reef systems to well
preserved and fantastic wrecks.
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Here you will encounter a huge variety
of marine life; from tiny coral shrimps and nudibrancs to Hawksbill
turtles and everything in between.
Blue Bubbles goes to all the dive sites around the island. They dive off St
Maarten and St Martin.
In addition to scuba diving, they offer fishing, parasailing, kayaking and
Unique on St. Maarten, Snuba is a patented shallow water diving system that
bridges the gap between snorkeling and scuba diving. It is safe and easy,
family-friendly and does not require certification.
Even if you've never snorkeled, Snuba diving is for you.
Aqua Mania chooses dive sites the morning of the dive, to ensure the best
decision is made for that day's weather and sea conditions.
Divers are always encouraged to take a shallow afternoon dive as a
refresher, if their last dive was a year ago. Three custom dive boats provide
The platforms provide giant stride entry and ladders allow easy exit from
the water. Dive groups are kept to around 12 per boat, with 2 to 3 dive staff
Carib Cargo Maximum depth: 70 feet
This 200'/60m cargo ship is a new fully intact wreck, not yet incrusted by
corals. Many fish swim around the ship and stingrays lay the sand sometimes
even letting you pet them.
We can penetrate the pilot house and the engine room. This wreck sank in 1996.
Little Bay - Maximum depth: 30 feet
Proselyte - Maximum depth: 50 feet
This is our most famous dive site. In 1801, a British frigate coming from St.
Kitts with supplies ran into the reef. Both Capt. and Navigator were down
below and the helmsman screwed up the directions. She drifted into Man O War
Shoal and, to stop her from sinking, the crew cut off the masts and threw
them, with the huge anchors and the cannons, overboard. She sunk anyway, All
aboard survived and the Capt. and Navigator were court-martialed. Since she
was made out of wood, you will not see the ship itself as it is now part of
the reef but you will see the 13 coral encrusted cannons and 3 huge anchors.
The Maze - Maximum depth: 50 feet
Mountain ranges of coral formations. There are swim throughs, ledges and a
large variety of reef life. The maze is home of the Monarch Reef.
Moonhole - Maximum depth: 60 feet
Large crater with open caves, walls of sponges and corridors of coral. When
you look up you see white water and down below is calm. You pass over a ridge
about 20ft deep and then drop down into the hole.
One Step Beyond - Maximum depth: 70 feet
Double pinnacles surrounded by large schools of fish, turtles, eels, lobsters,
and different types of sharks. You can hover at 45 ft and see so much life.
Hen And Chick - Maximum depth: 60 feet
Reef dive with lots of ledges, usually rays, eels, and big coral heads. Top of
reef is 20 ft deep. Lots of life.
Split Rock - Maximum depth: 60 feet
Gorgeous huge swim thru, coral ridges, cables from a wreck, wide variety of
Teigland - Maximum depth: 70 feet
This dive site was created in 1993 when the Teigland sank and split up
on this location. Many lobster holes can be found, big schools of fish and
stingrays swim around the wreck and usually eels can be seen. This wreck is
surrounded by a beautiful reef, divers can roam around the coral heads before
coming back on the boat.
Fish Bowl - Maximum depth: 60 feet
This beautiful and healthy reef is home of "Crush" the turtle. Because of its
position near our Shark Awareness feeding site, sharks are often encountered
during this dive. During this dive, 2 swim throughs and big ledges can be
found. This is also a great site for multi level diving due to many different
Big Mama's Reef - Maximum depth: 60 feet
Home of Big Mama, Scratch and Zena, this is the site of our famous Shark
Awareness Dive. Because of its great channels of sand, ridges and corridors
surrounded by coral, we also use this dive site for our regular dives.
Whether it's your first try or if you're already certified, scuba or freediving,
the abundant marine life of the crystal clear Caribbean Sea is waiting to be
discovered by you. These warm waters give rise to a wide variety of sea life,
everything from small and beautiful to the weird and wonderful.
surface, you may admire many species: various Rays, Lobster, Sea Turtles,
Sharks, Sponges, Sea Fans, Elkhorn Coral and Queen Conch. There are also hundreds of fish with
You'll see Angel Fish, Butterfly Fish, Groupers, Surgeon Fish, Spanish
Hogfish, and between the end of October to the middle of May, you might just
be lucky enough to see a Dolphin or two during your dive and maybe even a
Whale on your way back to the dock.