Cruise Shippers

FACT – More people = less marine life!

  • Are you tired of scuba diving and snorkeling on huge boats with lots of people?
  • Tired of paying top cruise ship prices to dive with 30 other people?
  • Would you like to get away from the crowds and experience something truly special?

    Octopus Diving SXM is located in Philipsburg in Bobby’s Marina, right next to the 12 Metre Yacht Club. This location is extremely convenient for Cruise Ship Customers and divers staying on the island who want to experience the Dutch Side!

Where can you find less crowded scuba diving and snorkel sites? Come diving with Octopus Diving.

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Worried about getting back on time?
Even if you are here only for a day, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy all the wonders that St. Martin’s underwater world has to offer, with the best dive and snorkel operator on the island.

From our cruise ship convenient location in Philipsburg (Octopus Diving SXM), we offer a 8:30 am 2 tank dive trip and a 1:30 pm 1 tank dive trip. From our French Side location in Grand Case, we offer 8:30 am and 1:30 pm departure times. From the French Side, all departures are two tank diving and/or snorkeling trips. With this variety of departure times and locations, there is always an option that will work with your schedule.

If you are really concerned about having a diving or snorkeling trip that is truly personalized to you and your schedule, then why not book a private charter? This way we can cater every element of the trip for you. Get the WHOLE boat to yourself or your group with a Captain, dive guide, drinks and snacks for as little as $600 for a half day for snorkeling or $800 for a half day of diving.

The diving in Sint Maarten/St. Martin is awesome; we have shallow reefs teeming with all the marine life you would expect to see in the Caribbean and just off shore we have some beautiful wrecks to dive on. Check out our photos on Facebook to get a glimpse.

How do I get to Octopus Diving SXM?
We are just a few minutes walk away from the cruise ship terminal, or an even more convenient water taxi ride- the inexpensive water taxis that drop off at Bobby’s Marina will literally put you on our shop doorstep!

Please do not hesitate to Contact Us for further information.