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

Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II: "Great trip, terrible food", May, 2015,

by Mary McCombie, CT, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8230.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]all over the world
Closest Airport PLS (Providenciales) Getting There easy

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 76 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]No deco diving; 60 minutes per dive (reprimanded if you dove 75); could solo dive if certified for it.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 1 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 [None]This was a a special trip organized by REEF to collect and record lionfish, particularly off two Bahamaian islands, Little and Great Inagua. The boat left from Provo and steamed southeast to Little Inagua, followed by Great. Since there is no commercial diving off these islands, dive sites were largely guesswork by the captain based on his interpretation of the underwater topography. Captain Ken did a great job finding magnificent reefs, with barrel sponges that could fit two, cascading rope sponges, large populations of grouper, and s ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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