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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures/Caribbean Explorer II in
St. Kitts and Nevis

Explorer Ventures/Caribbean Explorer II: "Decent diving in St. Kitt's and Saba", Jan, 2015,

by Terence Taylor, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8105 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozmel, Riviera Maya, Curacao, Bonaire, Bahamas, Cayman Brac, Key Largo, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Florida
Closest Airport St. Kitt's or St. Maarten Getting There Fairly easy

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 35 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110' limit for nitrox, 130' for air. Back on the boat with 500psi. Air pressure and depth was recorded after every dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The accommodations for photography were excellent, with a large, carpeted table for cameras, with very clear instructions to keep it dry. Adequate cha ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I cannot enter Liveaboard above, but the Caribbean Explorer is a Liveaboard.

The Caribbean Explorer II is an older boat, and cabin accomodations are tight. The room are 6'-2" wide and are typically the width of a queen bed plus the width of a sink, leaving little floor area. The shower/toilet are in a separate enclosure, about 30" wide. If you desire deluxe accommodations, this is not the boat.

The common area is populated by three permanent table, with a counter for serving. While it sufficed for a group of 19 that got along well, it did not have anywhere to enjoy the trip by oneself. This was not an issue for my wife and I, but there were several complaints among the group.

The diving was mediocre. High winds caused lower visibility, and made for rough entries and exits. About half the dives we completed were in moderate currents, especially on the surface, with 35 foot visibility. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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