Cruise Shippers

FACT: More people = less marine life!

Cruise Shippers are Welcome

Cruise Shippers are Welcome at Octopus Diving 

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?

Where can you find less crowded scuba diving and snorkel sites? Come diving with Octopus Diving, Grand Case. We take hundreds of cruise ship passenger diving every year. Yes, it does take a little more effort to dive with us instead of the cruise ship operators, however, it is well worth it.

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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. We offer a 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM diving trip: the 8:30 AM trip departures are two tank dive trips so you have the opportunity to dive at two different sites and have a relaxed underwater experience while diving in St. Maarten / St. Martin. Each morning trip is about 3.5 hours. The afternoon trip is a one tank dive so you can have enough time to get back to your boat, from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

The diving Sint Maarteen 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 Facebook page.

How do I get to Grand Case?
We are approximately 25 minutes from the ship port and you can transfer by taxi to and from the Cruise Ship Terminal in Philipsburg.

Fact: Diving and Snorkeling makes you hungry!!!
Scuba dive with Octopus Diving in the morning and then enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the Lolos. (Standing for Locally Owned and Locally Operated. The Lolos is famous for great BBQ, at $3 dollars per piece for lunch it doesn’t get much better! No trip to Saint Martin is complete without a meal at one of the Lolos!) Then spend the afternoon on one of the two beautiful beaches, Grand Case Bay or Petite Plage, or perusing the many small French boutiques.

Click here to check out some of the best beaches St Martin / Sint Maarten has to offer.

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 truly cater the trip for you. Get the WHOLE boat to yourself or your group with a Captain, dive guide and drinks for as little as $800 for a half day.

Want to know the cruise ship itinerary, then why not check out TTOL or Travel Talk on line where thousands of cruise ship customers rate their island experience.


Please do not hesitate to Contact Us for further information.

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Telephone number:

  • +(1) 721 5535 363  –  8am to 5pm daily




We are located right in Bobby’s Marina!