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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II in
Turks and Caicos/Caribbean

Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II: "Good boat, great crew, meh diving (except for the sharks, maybe)", Nov, 2019,

by Mark Kimmey, NY, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 11686.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The Turks & Caicos Explorer II was only our second liveaboard back in 2009, when we graduated from shore and day-boat diving. Ten years on, things have changed. The boat was clean, but worn. Cabins are small. Ours was set up as a "queen," which meant they pushed two singles together that left a gully between the mattresses. A folding chair sat at a desk that just got in the way.

We dove French Caye Sunday-Tuesday and West Caicos Wednesday-Friday. French Caye is devastated. West Caicos is better, but walls are deep, with shoulders around 50 feet.

The dive platform is accessed from the dive deck by ladders on either side, at the bot ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving New York, Hawaii, California, Kwajalein, Florida, Grenada, Bonaire, Caymans, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Belize, Mexico, Australia, Sea of Cortez, St. Vincent, Indonesia
Closest Airport Provodenciales Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 74-79°F / 23-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions TCEII enforces 60-minute limits on day dives, 45 minutes on night dives.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The dive deck features a camera table that is too small and not really set up to easily recharge batteries: a “charging station” is really ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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