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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures in
St. Kitts and Nevis

Explorer Ventures, Mar, 2014,

by Gillian A Tilbury, TX, US ( 1 report). Report 7542.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Caribbean Explorer II is a comfortable boat and has all the amenities needed to make diving as easy as possible. The boat itself is not 5-star, but the rooms are clean, bunks comfortable (we had queen stateroom #1) and everything was in good working condition. What made the experience while on-board truly outstanding was the crew. They approached everything with a mind for safety, while ensuring that every customer was delighted every step of the way.

We flew in to St. Martin on US Air via Charlotte and departed back home from St. Kitts via American through Miami - which was a nightmare!!!

Diving was really good for caribbean diving. The reefs were healthy, many dive sites had alot of fish. There was something for everyone from macro to several sharks and turtles. Diving can be relatively deep. There were few opportunities to do a safety stop on top of the reef. Most sites, the top of the reef was 40ft. While not alot of walls, you could go as deep as you wanted. We found the best diving at 60-75 ft.

Would definitely do this trip again. A great value for a live aboard, Under $2000 all in. Alcohol included and amazing meals prepared by Chef Tuna!

Websites Explorer Ventures   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Roatan, Philippines, Fiji, Belize, Cozumel, Thailand/ Myanmar
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 77-79°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 130ft for air, 110 ft for Nitrox
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Mar 22, 2014 10:03 EST  
I've done this trip 3 times, and will do my 4th in August (my FREE trip). Glad everything is still up to the level I experienced before.
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