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Dive Review of Turks & Caicos Explorer in
Turks and Caicos

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Dmitry Pasikhov, WI, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 2090
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Carribean, Hawaii
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

rainy, cloudy  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
depth limit  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
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):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
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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