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

September, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Ronald Bailey, VA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 6331
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Fiji, Palau, Hawaii, Caymans, Belize, Saba, Bahamas, Florida, St.
Croix, Roatan, St. Kitts, Turk and Caicos
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Sport limits urged  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Good photo table and rinse tanks available.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
3 stars    
Unfortunately, trip was the week after the hurricane came over the islands.
The visibility averaged about 40 feet due to the "junk" in the
water. Visibility did not clear up the entire week. Water temperatures were
also below average due to the upwelling of cooler water. Most photos had
back scatter in them. Other than that, the weather was great, seas calm,
boat run well, food good and crew did a good job. Kudos to the crew and
captain for watching after me after I took a mild type one skin DCS hit.
They arranged a visit to the local doctor/chamber. Fortunately no chamber
treatment was necessary. Would go again, hopefully with no hurricane on the
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