St. Martin/St. Maarten is an island that has been shared by the French and the Dutch for a long time. The border is almost imperceptible and people cross back and forth. The French side has a more genteel ambiance, more fashionable shopping and a Continental flair. Besides lots of different activities, St. Martin offers a great scuba diving that is available for divers of all levels. Diving in Saint Martin/St.Maarten will be an adventure and an exciting scuba diving experience. The beautiful blue waters and the stunning underwater world can be explored while diving in St. Martin/St. Maarten. The diving is generally shallow, typically around 18m/60ft, and the sites are a mixture of artificial reefs, wrecks, old coral reefs, and encrusted rocks. The turquoise waters off Saint Martin are teeming with hidden treasures such as multicolored fish, rays, turtles, seashells, crustaceans, coral, seaweed and marine plants. There are over 45 listed diving sites on St. Martin that offer something interesting for every diver. There are numerous wreck sites, but probably the most famous one is the Proselyte Reef with the remains of the frigate HMS Proselyte which sank in 1801. Other worth visiting sites in the Dutch side of Saint Martin include Gregory Wreck, The Bridge, The Maze, and Fish Bowl. Popular French side dive sites are The Tugboat, Circus, Basse Espagnole, and fantastic snorkeling site Creole Rock just off the coast in Grand Case. Also the best snorkeling spots are coral reefs at Dawn Beach, Friars Bay, Pelican Key and Pinel Island, where there is an underwater snorkeling trail.