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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II in
Turks and Caicos/Provo, West Caicos, French Key

Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II: "Turks and Caicos diving with a great crew", Aug, 2015,

by Jocelyn Gill, ON, CA ( 1 report). Report 8356.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Indonesia, Komodo, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Caribbean islands (many), Cozumel, Florida
Closest Airport Provodenciales Getting There United Airlines YOW to EWR to PLS

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute max dive time, but loosely observed. Also, if you drink alcohol, your diving is finished for the day.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Camera table was well set up and included compressed air for drying. Rinse tub was adequate. The crew were exceptional with their handlin ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Our flight to Provo from Ottawa, Canada was rocky, United Airlines failed to load luggage for about half the passengers out of Newark. Our delay was about one hour. I did not get my luggage until the next day. Luckily, I had a full day spare for complications like this one, but UA service and attitude were lousy, and I will not book with UA again.
The crew were quick to help us board, and orient us with the boat, including a safety drill. Our captain Jean-Francois Chabot was a sweetheart, helping fill tanks, fix computer problems, and clean up after dinner. The dive masters, Jo and Pippa were the highlight of the trip. Sisters from the UK, both university educated, they made ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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