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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II in
Turks and Caicos/Turks & Caicos Explorer II

July, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Ledean Paden, IL, US
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Report Number 5363
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Fiji, Hawaii, French Polynesian Islands, etc...
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
dive your computer and 90 min max  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
lots of table room and great conditions for the camera rinse
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Last summer, July 11, 2009 we decided to go for a week on the Turks &
Caicos Explorer II. I had no idea that we would see so many sharks, and I
mean lots and lots.
The nice thing about diving from a live aboard is how easy it is to get up,
eat and dive, eat a snack and dive, eat lunch and dive, take a nap and dive
then, you guessed it, dive again. Your tank is always ready to go when you
are, simple slip into the BCD and walk off the boat. Its up to you how long
you stay underwater, we averaged 60-80 min.
We like to night dive, and not every live aboard thinks it thru for a night
dive location. Captain Ken knew what sites worked and didn't work for night
adventurers. So, almost everyone did the night dives, this is not the norm.
Thumbs up Explorer!!!
This boat is the nicest we have stayed on, a very large room with windows,
and a queen size bed. We stayed in room 2 but 1 was just as nice. The lower
deck rooms are a bit smaller.
Every meal was wonderful and they cater to your eating habits, we don't eat
beef so many options were available for us to pick from, so we were never
hungry. Captain Ken was a hoot and fun to be around. I am a little biased
since he let me drive the boat, or maybe I just thought I was driving.
We go on a lot of live aboards and explorer always floats to the top as our
favorite, they come thru with 5 dives a day, good crew, and dependable
running boats.
We stayed on land before and after the charter, we also went with local
dive companys, it was fun. I like to support the land based companys as
well as the boat, spread the money love around. Have fun!
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