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Saint-Martin

Introduction

Located 270 kilometers to the North-West of Guadeloupe, the northern half of the island belongs to France and the southern half to Holland. Saint Martin is dominated by a mountain, the Paradise Peak (424 meters), and is surrounded by superb beaches. Famous for its gastronomy, this island is definitively one of the most pleasant destinations in the Caribbean...



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best period
acceptable period
not recommend

Diving type

Destination
easily accessible
easily accessible
bargain destination
bargain destination
Diving level & type
for beginners
for beginners
for advanced divers
for advanced divers
shore diving
shore diving
liveaboard
liveaboard
Diving Characteristics
pelagics
pelagics
lots of fish
lots of fish
lots of corals
lots of corals
interesting underwater scenery
interesting underwater scenery
Other activities
attractive natural spots
attractive natural spots
gastronomy
gastronomy
night life
night life
beach
beach
snorkeling
snorkeling

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Infrastructures

  • diving center
    Octoplus
    Octoplus (diving center)
    comments :
    Jean-Michel Lebret et Florence, previously in charge of this diving center, are no more in duty.

Diving Sites

  • rating : 4.0
    Tintamarre
    rating : 4.0
    type of diving : wreck
    depth : 15 m
    visibility : good
    description :
    This splendid wreck should be visited, even if it is at a few hours by boat ride to the north of Saint-Martin.

  • rating : 3.0
    Basses Espagnoles
    rating : 3.0
    depth : 15 m
    visibility : good
    description :
    To the north of the island, several canyons (strong current).

  • rating : 3.0
    Rocher Créole
    rating : 3.0
    depth : 5-10 m
    visibility : good
    description :
    In the bay of Grand Case, the Rocher Créole offers several interesting, rather easy dives close to the coast. Fauna is rich (stingrays, morays, crabs and sometimes small sharks). Several wrecks lie there, in particular the Folia (at a place called Les Failles), filled with fish! This small boat belonged to the center OCTOPLUS: it sunk during the hurricane Luis in 1995!

  • rating : 2.0
    Epave du Gregory II
    rating : 2.0
    type of diving : wreck
    depth : 15 m
    description :
    South-west of Saint-Martin, this wreck was sunk to create an artificial reef.

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