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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures in
St. Kitts and Nevis

Explorer Ventures: "Fun trip, old boat, good food and crew", Feb, 2016,

by Mary McCombie, CT, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8839.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving all over the world
Closest Airport St. Maarten or St. Kitts Getting There easy from NYC area

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110 foot max on EAN; one hour max time limit
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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
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Comments 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Mary McCombie in CT, US 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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