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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures Caribbean Explorer II in
Caribbean (General)

December, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by David McDougall, CA, USA (6 reports)
Report Number 3107

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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Costa Rica, Hawaii, Oahu, Moorea, Rangiroa, Seychelles, Scotland, Bonaire,
Curacao, Grand Cayman, Kenya, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
79   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
40   to 70    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Boat rules were 70 minutes bottom time max
110 feet Nitrox
140 feet Air
On Statia all dives were guided due to marine park regulations  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
The boat had excellent provisions for UWP. 2 large rinse bins for
cameras/videos only, camera/video only table. Selection of tools including
compressed air hose.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Dive crew were excellent, very accomodating and helpful. Cooking was
phenomenal, Tony the chef was outstanding, catering for the several vegans
/ vegetarians on board. Dive briefings were professional and informative.
Accommodations were small but adequate. Macro life was a little limited
from what I was expecting. State of the reefs in some areas was quite poor.
This was my first liveaboard and because of my experience on the Caribbean
Explorer II it will most certainly not be my last. Captain Ian Marriot was
an excellent Captain, host and good company with it. 
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