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Dive Review of Turks & Caicos Explorer in
Turks and Caicos

Turks & Caicos Explorer, Jun, 2006,

by Dmitry Pasikhov, WI, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 2090.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Carribean, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions depth limit
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Nice camera table and charging station, very convenient and dry. Good photografic instruction, photolab available, but noone on board used 35mm film. TV and connectors available for viewing of video

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Second time with Explorer Fleet (Carribean Explorer in 2004). As alwais a great operation. Diving at West Caicos was pretty good with lots of tropicals, some gray reef sharks, nurse sharks and lots of large grouppers. All night dives had lobsters, crabs, octopus and some sharks. One siting of manta was very exciting, it was dancing in the shallow while we were watching from bellow. Franch Kay's diving more of the same with gray sharks and lots of spotted murrays.
At West Sand Spit visibility was not the greatest but abbandonce of oceanic and queen trigger fishes and Atlantic Spade fish. Very healthy corral.
Divemasters Angelie, Mike and Nath were great, very patient and helpfull. Once I spend the whole dive with Nath hunting for the pipehorse untill finally found one.
Food was good and plentiful. Eggs, pancakes e.t.c. for breakfast, snaks between dives, good veriety for lunch and dinner. All dietary restrictions were granted ( with two vegetarians, two non-pork eating jews, and two divers allergic to everything) I was impressed. Video of the trip was available and professionally done by Jenny. Ian was a great captain with his mildly dry british sence of humor.
Reservations for the trip were done fast and painless, assistance with air to and from T&C provided
Averall this is a great operation. I will be diving with them again.
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