For Cruise Ship Divers that want more than Cruise Ship Service.

Located just moments from the Cruise Ship Terminal in St Maarten, Octopus Diving SXM offers exclusive diving for all levels of divers. Have snorkelers, beginners who want to give diving a try, or new divers in your group? Check out our sister company OCTOPUS DIVING on the French Side. We offer boutique, personalized service on both sides of the island! No cattle boats here!


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Now You Can Experience Excellent Service From the Cruise Ship Port

Valet Diving

Valet diving means that we take care of everything for you, so that all you have to do is turn up and dive. We will take all your equipment to the boat and set it up for you, we will change your tanks in between dives, we will make sure that you are all set to jump into the water, and then when we return to the diving center we will rinse and hang up all your diving equipment.
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Over 1000 Five Star Reviews on Tripadvisor

If we can't convince you to snorkel and scuba dive with us, then perhaps some of our previous customers can. Octopus Diving has over 900 five star reviews on A testament to their commitment to excellent customer service, impeccably maintained equipment, and comfortable and safe dive boats.
Diving from a cruise ship in SXM

Convenience to Cruise Ship Terminal

Where can you find less crowded scuba diving and snorkeling sites? That is easy, just come and dive with Octopus Diving. We take hundreds of cruise ship guests diving every year. We are located at Bobby's Marina, either a 5 minute walk from the ship, or take the water taxi and get dropped off at our doorstep!

Try Dives for Uncertified Divers

If you would like to try diving for the first time, then why not come diving with us and know that you are in safe hands. You have the choice of leaving from Philipburg and go for a scuba dive at Divi Little Bay, or you may choose to get a taxi to our French side location and have the option of two dives at Creole Rock and Turtle Reef.

Dive in the Man of War Shoal Marine Park

Only one mile off the coastline, the Man of War Shoal Marine Park of St Maarten is a protected marine park which is home to many endangered species of animals as well as hosting a healthy population of marine mammals including migratory whales and dolphins, numerous species of shark, sea turtles and fish species. Less time on the boat means more time in the water.

We Guarantee Excellent and Safe Equipment

All of our equipment is meticulously maintained, serviced, and replaced as necessary. We pride ourselves in the re-investment that we have put into ensuring that all our equipment (from the boats to the regulators, to the wetsuits) is all in top notch condition. If you want comfortable masks, fins that fit, BCDs that don't leak and regulators that are easy to breath from, choose us!
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What people think of Octopus Diving St. Martin

Check out our 800+ 5 Star Reviews on

“Excellent Service”

Dived with them in March this year (2014) while I was visiting St Maarten on a cruise.
Their dive times suite cruise visitors and give you time to travel across to the dive shop and sort your kit out before diving.
The staff are first class, the dives where very enjoyable, at a nice pace and in good waters.
If i ever go back to St Maarten (I have been twice already) I would defiantly dive with them again.

“A perfect day!”

We had a great excursion with Octopus Diving! They were courteous, and professional in every way. They told us about another couple taking the tour from a cruise ship and arranged for us to share a cab. Their boat was really nice – great shape and very clean! The first site we visited was Creole Rock. I snorkeled and my husband dove. The site was great, Sally and Dave were wonderful. Sally went through the dive instructions and equipment in great detail. They took the time to make sure we were comfortable before getting in the water. The other site we visited was Turtle reef, and this area was just beautiful! I saw lots of fish from the surface, and the reef was really cool. My husband also saw several fish, turtle, nurse shark, and Sally showed him all kinds of creatures (living and plants) on the ocean floor. We were really impressed with this company, and would highly recommend them.

“SCUBA at it’s best!”

Diving in SXM is fantastic, the water is clear and the reefs and aquatic life unreal. However, what makes it fantastic is the professionalism of the staff and owners at Octopus Diving. Friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and on spot to your every need. They are the ultimate dive shop, providing top notch instruction and certification, along with all the equipment needed for any dive. They really care about your diving experience…..JT is a great instructor, patient and understanding and willing do go the extra mile….Thanks for a great diving experience to all at OCTOPUS DIVING