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La Palapa Marina

#16 Airport Boulevard
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten
T: +1-721-545 3213

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Welcome to The Scuba Shop

Our first St. Martin/ St. Maarten store was opened in 1993 in Captain Oliver's Marina, Oyster Pond. Our second store opened in 1999 in La Palapa Marina, Simpson Bay, in the heart of St. Maarten's hotels and timeshare resorts. In December 2005 this Simpson Bay store, while still staying connected to La Palapa Marina, moved with Dive Safaris into newly renovated, enlarged premises. Now we really are the largest dive store in the Windward and Leeward islands.

The Scuba Shop is owned and run by Peter Frye and his daughter Kim Frye.

Peter can be found in the Oyster Pond shop on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Next to being our accountant and huge source of endless info on our suppliers, Peter is also our certified Mares, Aqualung, Sherwood and Scubapro service technician.

Kim runs the shop in Simpson Bay and you’ll often find her in her office doing stuff like ordering, making quotes, special orders and keeping in touch with our off island mega yacht and wholesale customers. She is very knowledgeable on everything we sell, from the newest Columbia Sportswear fabrics to the specifications of all types of Bauer Compressors and more. When not at work you will find Kim and her 2 teenage daughters out on or under the water - diving, snorkeling, wakeboarding, waterskiing or sailing they keep themselves very busy. Kim is also very involved in keeping St Maarten / St Martin free of captive dolphins by working with Dolphin Defenders St Maarten

St Maartener Mariska loves the water and can tell you all about our snorkel and scuba equipment; she will make sure you buy what fits you best. When you buy new dive gear, she will set it up and test it for you (Mariska is a PADI diver and attends regular service clinics).

If you find a "Closed" sign on the shop door we are usually out, on or under the water, testing out new gear!


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