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

Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II, Oct, 2013,

by Diane Nash, VA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7217.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 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 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments What a great trip! This was not our first time diving with Explorer Ventures and we have never been disappointed on any trip. You can expect the same service on all the boats of Explorer Ventures. The crews are all happy and more than willing to serve the guests. Such where the crew on board T&C Explorer. Casey, Simon, Martin, Mark, Stan the Man,who has been cooking on live-aboards for over 20+ years and last but not least Capt. JF, whom we have know for many years. There were 18 guests and each of us were taken care of as if we were the only ones on board.
You are greeted each morning with a smile and, "what would you like for breakfast?" Then, off to diving. It was a good week for diving. Nice weather for the end of Oct. We dove Northwest Point, West Caicos and French Cay. The diving was great. We saw pretty much everything except eagle wrays. Big things, little things and things in between. It was good not seeing many lion fish. The walls were beautiful and sheer and full of life.
The only negatives were an unpleasant odor that hung around in the cabins for the first part of the week and then disappeared and secondly, deck towels need to be replaced with ones a little bit thicker.
Positives; tanks topped out at 3000+ psi, filled quickly at end of each dive, divemaster in water at all times to lead those that want a guided tour or need a buddy.
Websites Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Tortola, Grand Cayman, Utila, Roatan, Turks & Caicos, Belize, Bermuda, Bahama, Venezuela, Honduras
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions depth on nitrox 110, no deco diving, return with 500 psi
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
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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