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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures/Caribbean Explorer II in
St. Eustatius

Explorer Ventures/Caribbean Explorer II, Aug, 2008,

by Michael Dohn, SPM, Dominican Republic ( 1 report). Report 4364.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Dominican Republic
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15 to 99 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits for Nitrox. Depths limits for certification level. 70 minutes or less per dive. Requested that divers return with at least 500 psi in tanks.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The live aboard actually stops at sites in St. Kitts, St. Eustatius, and Saba. Biggest stateroom I have ever had on a boat. Traveled with my 13 year-old daughter (Jr. AOWD and nitrox certified) who was not treated like a kid, but was respected by the crew and allowed to fully participate in all the diving and activities up to the limits of her certification (maximun depth 21 meters). Nearly all sites were within that 21 meter depth limit, with just one exception.
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