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

October, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Gareth Richards, OH, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
"Classy Liveaboard and Great Diving"
Report Number 8547
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Galapagos, Cocos, Philippines, GBR, NZ, Bahamas, Mexico, Cayman, US Keys,
Closest Airport
Getting There
DL, AA, Jetblue all have daily
or multiple daily flights.

Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Back on the boat with 500 psi. 60 minutes max. but they were relaxed about
it. Free to follow the DM or not. Solo diving OK if certified and equipped.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Big Camera Deck with dedicated towels and air lines. Big dedicated camera
tank. Crew were good about careful handling, passing down cameras and
retrieving. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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4 stars   
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A week on the T&C Explorer II and then a week on land at the Sibonne
hotel. Both were excellent.

My wife (Advanced, 70 dives) and myself (Rescue, 300 dives) spent a great
week on the Explorer. It was her first liveaboard and I was looking for a
place with warm water in October. I booked through Reef and Rainforest
travel agency and this was their recommendation. I was very pleased. The
boat has plenty of space in the salon and a large dive deck. Normal
process, you set up your gear when you first arrive and then it stays in
your slot till you depart.

Rooms are not large but very comfortable. We had cabin 6 which was set up
as a queen bed with about 2 feet around it. Large drawere under the beds
for storage. All suitcases, dive bags stored away for the duration, unpack
when you arrive.

Food was varied and they accommodated my vegetarian partner well. For
example we had steaks, she had a veggie burger; we had chicken, shed had
tofu,  ...
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