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Dive Review of Carribean Explorer II in
St. Eustatius

Carribean Explorer II, Apr, 2003,

by Billy E. Haggerty Jr. CRNA, Texas, USA . Report 465.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Florida, Cozumel, Fresh water texas lakes
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Watch your dive computer. 500 psi at the end of the dive
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Battery charging station on board. Large camera and video areas.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments You have to dive with a member of the marine park on Statia. The "coral police" as we called them. Not a problem though, they were very friendly. The coral in pulsing with marine life. Very vibrant and healthy coral beds. Lots of rays, turtles, barracudas. Octopus on the night dive.
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