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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures in
St. Kitts and Nevis

February, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Mary McCombie, CT, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Fun trip, old boat, good food and crew"
Report Number 8839
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
all over the world
Closest Airport
St. Maarten or St.
Getting There
easy from NYC area

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
76   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
110 foot max on EAN; one hour max time limit  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
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Value for $$
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I was on this boat in the early 1990s when it was the Sea Dancer. Explorer
has kept her in good condition, but the fact remains it is cramped by the
standards of today's liveaboards. On this trip, there were only 8 divers,
so it felt just fine, but I can not imagine it with 18. Our trip began in
Sint Maarten to Saint Kitts via Saba, and the diving varied considerably
based on location and conditions. Saba was easily the best diving, despite
rough conditions and a northerly swell that stirred up the volcanic silt in
some sites. The marine park of Saba and its commitment to marine
conservation sho ...
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By ducky at Feb 29, 2016 18:14 EST  
Oops! Re: wetsuits: I wore a 7mm with a hooded vest (sometimes Lavacore,
sometimes 2mm). My buddy wore a 5mm. Many were fine with 2-3mm, so I guess
I'm a wimp.
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