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

June, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by MIchael Stanfield, Mo, usa
Report Number 1801
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Hondurous, Maui, Roatan, Porto Rico, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No decoompression dives, Nitrox limit of 110 feet, be on boat with 500
pounds air(this was not strickly enforced  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Boat had large table for camera and large rinse tank that accomodated
everyones cameras without fear of any damage. Special towels were kept on
camera table dedicated only for dryting cameras.
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  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
We had room number 2 on the upper deck. The room was adequate but I felt it
was over priced compared with the standard rooms. I would not pay the
additional price for the delux room if I were booking another trip. The
boat was clean and very well organized. There was adequate room and chairs
on the sun deck for relaxing between dives. Deserts between dives met my
high standards. The crew from the captain to cook to engineer were the best
of any live aboard I have been on. They had the same enthusiasm on the last
day of the trip as they started with on the first day. They honored all
customer requests. For example if a diver asked to have their tank topped
off it was done immediately. I have been on other boats where the crew
would ask "how much is in the tank" and then wanted to dispute
the accuracy of the customer's guages. The dive guides in the water were
very accomodating to divers requests regarding "speed" of the
dive. They let the divers go at there own speed verses an attidute of
"follow me". There were a number of special fees and taxes when
the final bill was figured. I am sure they were all disclosed in the fine
print but I would have preferred to have been given one total price for the
trip and not had add ons at time of final billing. I was slightly
disappointed with overall condition of coral and fish life. I dive Bonaire
at least four times a year so my expectations may be high. I have dove with
the Carribean Explorer company of their other boats and will definitely do
more trips with there organization. 
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