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Dive Review of Caribbean Explorer in
St. Kitts and Nevis

Caribbean Explorer: "Caribbean Explorer", Nov, 2014,

by D.Demming, OH, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 45 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8053.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments First trip with the Explorer Fleet on an old well run boat. Got lucky with only 6 divers, so got our own rooms and accommodating crew. Very poor visibility in SABA with currents, caused us to try all 10 sites on SABA to find better conditions. Captain Ian worked hard with lead dive master Brett to make the circumstances better. St Kitts diving just mediocre Caribbean diving despite better visibility and less current.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Extensively in Pacific(Palau, Fiji, Australia, Philippines etc.) and Caribbean( Belize, Bonaire Caymans etc.)
Closest Airport St. Kitts/St Maarten Getting There none

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 81-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 10-90 Ft/ 3-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes/110 feet nitox
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Standard dive table and rinse tank with very cramped charging station
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Subscriber's Comments

By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Nov 29, 2014 20:05 EST  
Wow,looks like you hit a bad week. I've done the trip 5 times (Jan 2009, Jan 2010, Jan 2013 and Aug 2014), and got to most of the Saba sites on each trip. Last trip (Aug 2014), did Monkey Shoals at south end of St. Kitts (shallow, but lots of small stuff, sponges, etc.) and some newer sites (sharks and lobsters) not reachable from day boats. Wreck sites (River Taw)& Corinthian are usually dependable for critters, schooling fish, and loners who've taken up residence (eels, turtles, puffers, etc.)
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