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

October, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Clem Clapp, AL, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 2728
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
A bit of a delay getting on board. Had to find a taxi to take me to the
pier, then a 15 minute wait on tender for delivery to boat in harbor. Boat
was not at pier due to shallow water.
Explorer was an 10 cabin, 120ft. footer. Clean. Comfortable dive deck.
Adequate public area. Very good and varied food. Only 8 passengers that
trip and they gave me a free upgrade from the inexpensive lower level cabin
to a very nice double. Insuite bath. Good ac.
Accomodating staff. Friendly captain who invited guests to visit helm. Had
tours of engine area with an engineer. Treated divers like adults. Had
extra engineers on board for training and trouble shooting some problems,
one of which was the nitrox compressor which they finally had working after
a couple of days.
Mixture of wall and shallow diving. Got in around 24 dives for the week. A
nice touch was the warm blankets and hot chocolate with Baileys after the
night dives.
Lots of sharks on a number of dives. We were told that they would get close
due to previous but now banned feedings. The sharks were not overly afraid
of divers and at one time I hard to literally beat on a 5 footer with my
fins and camera to make him go away. 
Pretty good diving, however, experienced divers may want a little more
variety by week's end. 
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