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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures/Caribbean Explorer II in
Caribbean (General)/Saba, St. Kitts, Nevis

May, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Jeffrey D Hubbard MD, NY, US
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports)
Report Number 7621
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Hawai'i, Fiji, Micronesia, Australia, PNG, Brazil
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
  to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth limit 130 ft on air OR 110 ft on 32% nitrox  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
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Value for $$
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This was our 29th liveaboard, and the international crew was among the most
diligent, friendly and careful we have known.  Six crew for 17 divers means
hard work, and they were all up to it. Engineer Brett did (what looked
like) a major 1st/2d stage regulator field repair while the owner dived on
a loan reg.  Purser Maria was everywhere, doing nearly everything.  Chef
Jane produced an endless array of delicious meals and after-dive treats,
and was always attentive to special food requests.  The dive deck staff is
everybody on the crew, though Leslie & Martin were the official dive
guides, and everyone on the crew, especial ...
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By lyndad2 at Jun 10, 2014 10:01 EST  
I've been this itinerary 4 times and Aug 9-16 will be my 5th. Looks like
you unsual poor viz on some SK dives; don't recall having that problem. 
Best site on SK (only done on on trip) was Monkey Shoals, which is far
south. I try to avoid packs of photographers, because I'v been kicked HARD
to many times, but prefer to wait until they've moved on.  130 on ai and
110 on NITROX aren't "arbitrary" dive limits, but standard
recommedations. Given the turnaround time until next dive and full boat, it
probably wouldn't be practical to change the mix for one dive.
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