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Dive Review of Turks & Cacos Explorer II in
Turks and Caicos/Cacos

September, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Gerald Canning, Florida, USA
Report Number 2806
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Florida Keys, Hawaii, Monterey Calfiornia, Cozumel, Little Cayman, Grand
Cayman, the Windward and Leeward Islands
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Remaining tank pressure and depth were collected from every dive.  The only
restriction was not to exceed 110 diving 32% NOx.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Boat had the largest camera tank I have ever seen.  The boat also had a
dedicated camera table and 110 volt outlets -- not only on the camera deck,
but also in every room so that recharging batteries was never a problem.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Much of the diving was on pristine walls.  The top of the walls were
generally at 40-50' with the walls extending down several thousand feet. 
We saw reef sharks, nurse sharks, hawksbill turtles, spotted eagle rays and
southern rays as well as the usual caribbean reef fish.  The plate corals
and sponges were in excellent shape.  Jenn was very good at finding new
stuff we had never seen such as bumble bee shrimp and squat anenomie
shrimp.  The diving was as close to effortless as it could be.   You set up
your tank once and then it is refilled between dives with a whip.  You have
a station for your tank with storage underneath for all your stuff.  Even
with 19 of 20 possible divers on board, the boat and dive deck had a very
roomy feel.  After night dives, you were met with warm water poured down
your back after you took off the tank.  Then you could take a hot shower on
the dive deck, followed by a warm towel and hot chocolate.  JF, the
captain, found us great dive sites.  He also acted as the engineer to fix
any mechanical problems.  The rest of the crew, let by purser Jenn,
provided all the service I could have ever wanted.  We took almost four
hours of video during our 27 dives and we have some great stuff.  This was
our third trip with Explorer Ventures and I would go with them again in a
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