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Octopus Diving, St. Martin, St. Maarten, Caribbean.
PADI, IANTD, GUE Scuba Diving Center
Ever want to give it all up and just do what you love every day ?
That's what we decided to do when we bought our Grand Case, St. Martin dive shop in 2008.
We're Chris and Sally, the owners of Octopus Diving.
When you dive with us, you dive with fellow scuba lovers who always make sure you have a fantastic experience
We love what we do
Chris started out as an Electrical engineer in the UK, but after his first taste of diving, he was hooked - and that wasn't in the balmy, clear waters of the Caribbean, it was in Plymouth, England, so you know he's hardcore.
Chris got himself trained up, and has worked as a Diving Instructor all over the world: Indonesia, Raja Ampat, Egypt, Thailand, the Bahamas... and now St. Martin.
When I met Chris on a fateful dive trip to Egypt in 2005, I was not only hooked on diving, I fell in love.
I'm now a professional underwater photographer, a French BEES 1 instructor and a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (and yes, I'm married to Chris!).
I've certified over 250 students. If you're like me and passionate about underwater photography, let's talk (in either English or French). You can see my portfolio on our web site.
We're a small team, so when you dive with us, you actually dive with US!
We're joined by Stuart (Stu, of course), who has a great personality and we are super happy to have him here with us.
With his mastery of scuba knowledge, undersea creatures and cockney rhyming slang he is an invaluable addition to the Octopus Family.
Just be careful - if you don't know your hand signals, he'll levy a beer fine!
But wait, who's this?
He's our newest addition to the Octopus family: Roger the Dive Puppy.
Yep, we've got the best dive puppy in the Caribbean. He's a little older now, but just as cute! He loves to help our divers get ready, and is well on his way of attaining his dream of becoming a certified rescue dive dog!
Together we love to dive, and welcome everyone to our dive shop - beginners and experienced divers alike. We offer everything from discovery dives for people who've never even taken a class, to PADI open water certification, wreck dives, private charters, divemaster internships, snorkeling trips, and of course, killer dive trips to places no one else visits.
We also offer something that no other dive center on the island does, and that is Tec Diving! So if you are ready to take your diving to the next level, just ask us about rebreather try dives, advanced nitrox courses and more!
We're not your average dive shop
The beautiful waters of Saint Martin are teeming with life.
If it's the big animals that you like, then come dive with dolphins, turtles, rays and more. If it's the little critters you prefer, we've got that too, nudibranchs, seahorses, hairy crabs and some stuff we can't even identify (but usually we can). When we dive, we don't abandon you to see what you can find on your own. We pride ourselves on being able to spot all the cool critters, and we make sure you see them too.
No cattle boats here - we never take more than 6 divers on a boat. We always cater trips to your experience level, and we make sure you spend more time underwater and less en route with fast, comfortable dive boats.
We provide high quality equipment. And we take you to all the best dive and snorkel sites on both sides of the island – over 30 sites including our top-secret spots!
We pride ourselves on being ranked the #1 activity in St. Martin on TripAdvisor.
Everyday, on every dive, we treat every diver (and snorkeler!) like a VIP to make sure we continue to deserve our coveted ranking.
On your next trip to St. Martin, even if you've never dived or snorkeled before, check us out. We know you'll love it.
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$99 for two tank dive trips, all equipment included. Boats leave at 8am and 1pm every day.
For more details, check out our web site www.octopusdiving.com
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