There are three dive operators on Sint Eustatius - Golden Rock Dive Center, Subaqua Dive Center and Dive Statia. All of the centers have nitrox and equipment rental. Statia's dive centers have highly experienced diving teams, with a mixture of Statian and international staff, and very good safety records. Many instructors are multilingual with the predominant languages being Dutch, English, and Spanish. There is a recompression chamber on the island.
Subaqua Dive Center prides itself on having over 60% repeat customers. Ingrid, Menno, Marieke, and Mike are the international owners and they are exceptionally passionate about the diving on Statia. The team speaks English, Dutch, French, German, Swiss-German, and Italian! Nitrox is free at Subaqua, and divers have unrestricted dive times on the 2-3 guided dives a day. The experienced instructors and guides take out small groups (6:1 maximum) on either Seahorse, a 26ft catamaran; or Yellow Boat, a 27ft speedboat. They offer PADI certification courses up to divemaster, and CMAS training up to level 4. Photographers are well looked after by this professional and motivated center.
Golden Rock Dive Center is a PADI 5 Star Resort and National Geographic Dive Center. Owner-operated by friendly Glenn and Michele, Golden Rock offers a flexible service to suit visiting divers needs and desires. A top priority of the small team is the comfort and enjoyment of both returning and new divers, while on Statia. They have three dive boats: EZ- Goin is a 36' catamaran, Stumpy is a 32' custom dive boat, and The Dingy is a 14' hard-bottom RIB with ladder. Nitrox is available, and they normally run three guided dives a day. All of the PADI courses are available, as well as snorkelling, night diving, and fishing charters. It’s an organized, friendly, smaller dive center.
Winair operates five flights from Sint Maarten on a daily basis - with an approximate flight time of 20 minutes. The airport code for Sint Maarten is SXM and for Statia it is EUX. Air passengers can then make connections in Sint Maarten with the regional and international carriers. Caribbean Airlines, LIAT, KLM, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Airways and Air France are all scheduled airlines. Taxis and vehicle rental is available once on Sint Eustatius.
The staff at Buddy Dive Resort were really helpful! Augusto, the dive shop manager, made sure we got all the spots on the boat dives that we needed. The dive operation there is great, we loved the drive through for the tanks and the shore dives were amazing. The room was big and clean.
Good location to take check out dive on your equipment before really diving. Excellent location to night dive. Ladder or giant stride entry. It is used by Buddy Dive for scuba certifications. Sandy bottom shelf down to about 35',then out to wall. Wall drops down to about 95' plus. This is great location to check equipment and get buoyancy right before real diving.