Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 26th, 2003, 10:58 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Palmer, Massachusetts
Posts: 12,716
Default Which island is better to SCUBA St. Thomas or St. Maarten?

want to try SCUBA diving on our upcoming cruise. Which island has better SCUBA diving in your opinion?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 26th, 2003, 01:48 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,988
Default Re: Which island is better to SCUBA St. Thomas or St. Maarte

Are you at total new comer to scuba? If yes, try going out to Coki beach in St Thomas.
There is a beach concession there that is used by many of the ship excursions for first time scuba , but you can go there on your own. They will put you in the water and teach you the basics and then take you out to the reef in fairly shallow water and hold your hand through a first dive. I have no idea of the cost. All you need to do as far as I know is show up and say your ready to go. There is a dive shop near the beach entrance, I presume the guys on the beach are associated with them.
Coki is also a great beach , with facilities and is located next to the paid attraction called Coral World.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old November 27th, 2003, 12:53 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,888
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default Re: Which island is better to SCUBA St. Thomas or St. Maarte

I sure a diver will come a long and give us more "requirements" even for the novice dives they call "resort" dives. I have done 2 of them.

You need to be free of respiratory and heart problems - no pacemakers. Generally you get 90 minutes instruction and 1 hour in the water. My first one in Curacao was pretty tame, but on my second one, Grand Cayman, they gave us free reign and we went as deep as we wanted.

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old December 1st, 2003, 10:15 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Palmer, Massachusetts
Posts: 12,716
Default Re: Which island is better to SCUBA St. Thomas or St. Maarte

thanks for your replies. We are all first-timers looking to just try it out. We have decided to do a ships tour in St. Maarten for our SCUBA diving.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
diving, island, maarten, scuba, st, thomas

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
St. Thomas versus Sint Maarten for SCUBA diving excursions brad813 Shore Excursions 1 September 5th, 2014 01:35 AM
Scuba St. Thomas or St Marteen Ron N Caribbean & Panama Canal 3 May 3rd, 2004 08:09 AM
Scuba at ST Maarten and Tortola PJ Caribbean & Panama Canal 3 January 30th, 2004 04:37 PM
Which island is better for SCUBA diving- St.Thomas or St.Mar LisaK Ask CruiseMates Staff 1 December 2nd, 2003 10:47 PM
SCUBA in St Maarten littlelee Carnival Cruise Lines 0 February 13th, 2002 09:48 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:38 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1