SNUBA Operator of the Year!!!

After two and a half years of swimming upstream like a school of salmon, surviving bear attacks, dams, ripping currents and more fun, we got some excellent news recently….

SNUBA SXM made SNUBA Operator of the year 2018!!!

We are humbled by the enormous honor granted to us by the decision makers at SNUBA International, to consider us, and then awarding us with this amazing recognition. Thank you so much, Alex Edelmann for mentioning us at all, thank you Staff of SNUBA International and other operators and all other involved for us now being awarded this great award.

Thanks to all of our staff involved: Kelly, Eva, Bert, Georgi, Kurt, Sheldon, Elmira, Eduard, as well as our interns: Jaimie, Emmeke, Thomas, Saskia,Rob and Heather. Freelancers: Josh, Alex, for helping keeping the bar as high as I set it… I know I ask a lot. Bite me.

Many thanks to our guests. It has been a pleasure having you. Thank you for thousands of likes all over the globe, hundreds of great reviews and not a single bad one. Many of you I remember. Many of you I would like to see back.

I also want to thank the hundreds of former guests, friends and family of SNUBA SXM for your incredible efforts to bring us back after we got wiped out by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, respectively September 6 and 20, 2017. Without you, we would definitely not have survived. Bert, Eva and Kelly… you rocked for 4 months helping me restore Overtaker. I will never forget.

Alex, Irene… your hospitality is amazing. Thank you for putting up with me for a whole day. My family will second me, it is not that easy 😉

SNUBA SXM Pledge:

We will keep setting the bar higher, continue to make clearer, memorable, more entertaining briefings, raise great SNUBA guides; Will continue to show eternal patience during SNUBA experiences and showing you the most satisfying, safest, greatest time, while on Sint Maarten.

Some more GREAT NEWS is on it’s way….. stay tuned.

*The circled R is implied where needed*

Started 2019 right….

2019 started….. with a few days of bad visibility and therefore cancellations, but then it all turned for the better. Starting the 3rd of January we were able to run and we have had a couple of dozens of guests since then. To the left you see a quick picture of how beautiful it was on January 5th.

We are happy to be back with a brand new SNUBA SXM team. Welcome to Sheldon Labasti (SNUBA Guide), Eduard Claessens (Captain) and Heather Roberts (SNUBA Intern). This is the nicest, happiest and most productive team we have had in a while, so we are ready for this season.

Come check us out in 2019 and we will give you the experience of a lifetime, take incredible pictures that give you bragging rights and of course you want to pickup your t-shirts while at it. You can book yourselves onto this tour right from our page.

SNUBA SXM is looking forward to a great season and we cannot wait to share our enthusiasm with you.

Shall we see you soon?

NEW SNUBA SXM pictures Posted

All pictures we took of our guests and our SNUBA Dive Site have now been posted on our website. Come and download them for free with out watermark or donate and get the originals. The choice is yours completely!

Enjoy the pictures and use them in your reviews for your excellent tour with us at SNUBA SXM

Pictures have been updated up to June 9th, 2018.

Pictures up to May 3rd posted online

All pictures for your excursions with us up to May 3rd, 2018 are now updated. More will follow very shortly. Please wait for it. The internet speed on the island is close to rediculous so sometimes just uploading the files successfully can take days. For now, please enjoy what is online and we will post many more pictures soon. Files are in the upload queue as I am posting this message.

Thank you for diving with us and don’t be a stranger when you visit again. We will be there and with us, most probably, much more sealife.

New SNUBA pictures available

All pictures we took up to and including April 10th are now available for download on our website. Just follow this line and get yourself to our gallery page and click on the date you were with us to get to them. The download of the edited, web ready versions is free as usual. Would you leave a review for us? We love reading about our tours…

Visibility good, finally!

As I flew my recon drone to Little Bay from my balcony this morning, I had hoped that today we could at least see rocks and shapes from the air, so we could run our tours. we have had to cancel tours 4 weeks in a row for bad visibility. Mother Earth is very angry apparently.

However, today the news is better than expected and we do not have to be down. From the video I could see EVERYTHING in Little Bay, all the wrecks, all the rocks. The water is crystal clear for a change. This is good news, with 38 SNUBA on the menu.

Here’s a happy picture:

Looking forward to some awesome dives….. yay!

Rescue Diver / Captain wanted

Waving to the cameraWe are looking for at least one more rescue diver / captain for our team. You need to be legal on Sint Maarten on the Dutch Side OR DUTCH. If you are not, do not try waste my time as you will not get an answer if you do not meet the above criteria. (If you want an internship click here instead)

Qualities we are looking for in candidates:

  • Experience in boat driving and maintenance
  • Minimum 25 years of age.
  • At least VHF license if not complete boating license.
  • Rescue Diver with up to date EFR.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Ambitious, self starter
  • Respectful, polite and good with guests.
  • Timely / Puntual
  • Non Smoker
  • Clean appearance.
  • Not afraid to do briefings.
  • have a local phone number
  • Drivers license
  • Fluent in English  (International English.)

You will be internally trained to SNUBA Guide and to drive OUR boat and you will also obtain your local boat license (unless you have an international license). Getting your PADI DiveMaster is also possible. Your work may involve the following:

Prepping the boat for outings, including fueling, engine checks/maintenance, bottom cleaning, prepping SNUBA materials, filling tanks, diving with SNUBA Guests, driving the boat, meeting guests at cruise ship dock or elsewhere, social media posting, taking pictures, promotional work.

This is an ad for a full time position, taxes and basic health care included in the deal. Non SNUBA Guides will require up to two weeks of training before getting paid salary.

Resume with picture gets preference.