July 06, 2019
The people were very nice and fun. They were very professional and knowledgeable. The boys had a great time diving. They saw lots of interesting things. They were most impressed by the octopus. The only downside was that they charged someone a full price snorkel fee and they were just observing. I would suggest that they offer observers to come at a lower price (if there is room, which there was on our tour) since they won’t be using any equipment. All in all, this was a very good excursion. We would go on it again.
Reviewer: Wendy Parikh
St. Maarten Discover Scuba
June 25, 2018
Great experience with the gang at Discover Scuba. (can't remember names..sorry) The main fellow that took us through most of the training was super patient with his group of 6 "newbies". One thing I would recommend is better signage along the street. We walked past the office which was off the main road going into town beside a cheese store that sells cheeses from Holland and elsewhere. Would have liked to have checked out the store a little longer and sampled more cheese but we were able to get going on our excursion a little early. Easy to walk to from where our ship docked but had to ask 2-3 people where the place was. Overall the excursion was perfect for those wanted to "discover scuba" and crew were very friendly and made sure everything was thoroughly explained and understood as you went through each step. Safety was their number one concern. Thanks guys for an awesome adventure!!
Reviewer: K Burkart
April 14, 2017
The instructor was very knowledgeable and patient with my wife! Made all instructions clear and would definitely recommend him!!
Reviewer: Shaun Burchfield
Discover Scuba was an Outstanding Excursion
November 08, 2016
For this first time scuba participant, Damian could not have been more patient! He explained everything very thoroughly in the shop, the pool and was very clear with signals underwater. The equipment was in great condition and you knew that he was quite experienced and I felt very safe at all times. A great introduction to scuba, I would definitely do it again!
Reviewer: Tami Wolfe
Excellent customer service
November 08, 2016
This was a very good excursion. Costco provided detailed and accurate instructions regarding getting to site of the excursion. The instructor was knowlegeable and helpful. Unfortunately, we did not see as much sea life as I had in the past, but I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my daughter's first experience scuba diving. I would not hesitate to sign up for future excursions with Costco. Excellent experience and was less expensive than cruise line scuba excursion.
Reviewer: Claudia Krage
April 14, 2016
We definitely recommend this excursion, especially if you've been wanting to try scuba diving but aren't quite sure. It was our 16 year old daughter's first try at scuba and she loved it. The instructor was knowledgeable, experienced and patient. He made sure all was going well and helped make it a memorable experience. Also, the beach area is nice to stay for awhile after you finish with your dive.
Good introduction for the novice
January 21, 2016
The scuba was limited to off-the beach exploration, but it was a good way to introduce scuba. Snorklers could see just about the same amount of wildlife.
Great discover scuba morning
January 19, 2016
My 14 year old son went on his first Discover Scuba on this trip - the same place where I had my first scuba dive in 1989! (I went on to become a scuba instructor.) A total of 3 students did the course. There was a video and training with the gear and then a nice shore dive, although not a great deal from the shore to see. But for these first timers they thoroughly enjoyed it - urchins, lizard fish, small groups of other fish. The instructor was quite experienced, patient and kind, and as an instructor myself, I can say that this is a well run operation and highly recommend it.
Scuba Excursion St. Maarten
January 29, 2015
Booked this for my son- 15. He is scuba cert, but hadn't been in a while and Never in the Caribbean. Ended up the only person on the tour and the guide (Connor) catered the tour to his skill level! He had a Fantastic time and it was the highlight of his cruise. I was the accompanying adult and was set up on the beach with a chair, umbrella and table- It was relaxing to know that we were both taken care and VERY safe!
Reviewer: TravelOlsen and JaketheSnake
Great beginners class
January 19, 2014
We tried the Discover SCUBA for the very first time ever. Ihave to say I was nervous at first but Anna the instructor made me feel so at ease. She was very thorough in explaining what we were going to do and all the equipment that we were going to be using. All the equipment seemed very new. It was a small group which meant the instructor had a lot of time for each of us. She did not push us to do anything that we felt uncomfortable to do. I Hate to admit it but she held my hand when we went underwater and that's what made me feel comfortable. she never let go until I wanted her to. My husband was like a fish in water. me on the other hand I needed to get used to it but by the end of it I thought it was really cool and I would definitely do it again.
Reviewer: Michelle and Alan