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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II in
Turks and Caicos/Provo, West Caicos, French Key

August, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Jocelyn Gill, ON, CA (1 report)
"Turks and Caicos diving with a great crew"
Report Number 8356
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Indonesia, Komodo, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Caribbean
islands (many), Cozumel, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There
United Airlines YOW to EWR to

Dive Conditions

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minute max dive time, but loosely observed.  Also, if you drink alcohol,
your diving is finished for the day.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Camera table was well set up and included compressed air for drying.  Rinse
tub was adequate. The crew were exceptional with their handlin
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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Our flight to Provo from Ottawa, Canada was rocky, United Airlines failed
to load luggage for about half the passengers out of Newark.  Our delay was
about one hour.  I did not get my luggage until the next day. Luckily, I
had a full day spare for complications like this one, but UA service and
attitude were lousy, and I will not book with UA again. 
The crew were quick to help us board, and orient us with the boat,
including a safety drill. Our captain Jean-Francois Chabot was a
sweetheart, helping fill tanks, fix computer problems, and clean up after
dinner.  The dive masters, Jo and Pippa were the highlight of the trip. 
Sisters from the UK, both university educated, they made
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