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

Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II, Sep, 2011,

by Ronald Bailey, VA, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 6331.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Fiji, Palau, Hawaii, Caymans, Belize, Saba, Bahamas, Florida, St. Croix, Roatan, St. Kitts, Turk and Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 78 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Sport limits urged
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Good photo table and rinse tanks available.

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

Accommodations 5 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 $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Unfortunately, trip was the week after the hurricane came over the islands. The visibility averaged about 40 feet due to the "junk" in the water. Visibility did not clear up the entire week. Water temperatures were also below average due to the upwelling of cooler water. Most photos had back scatter in them. Other than that, the weather was great, seas calm, boat run well, food good and crew did a good job. Kudos to the crew and captain for watching after me after I took a mild type one skin DCS hit. They arranged a visit to the local doctor/chamber. Fortunately no chamber treatment was necessary. Would go again, hopefully with no hurricane on the horizon.
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