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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures --Caribbean Explorer II in
Saba/St. Maarten, Saba, Statia, St.

November, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Ledean Paden, IL, US
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Report Number 5362
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Fiji, French Polynesian islands, Hawaii, etc... 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, currents  
Water Temp
81   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
dive your computer and 90 min max  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
They had a wonderful set up for cameras.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
November of 2009 we decided to try a live aboard to the Saba area, we had
already been to  the Saba -statia islands diving in April and had such a
good time, a live aboard seemed the next natural step to take. It was a
wonderful trip, and just as exciting as the land based trip we had done
earlier. The nice thing about boat diving is the 5 dives a day you get. I
will say that this trip requires a more advance diver then most, lots of
Seen a few folks run thru their air/nitrox rather quickly due to first time
experience with current, but so what! You couldn't have picked a better
place to learn then on this trip.
The food was first rate and the land tours were enjoyed by the group that
ventured in to see the sights.
Our room was very nice, we were late in booking so we ended up on the lower
deck. A group had booked the whole boat and we filled in for those that
canceled at the last minute. So the upper rooms were taken. It worked out
ok thou, we did alot of sunbathing and really the room was bigger then any
we had on the aggressor.
I recommend this trip for experienced divers and remember to bring your
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