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

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

by Deborah Gregory, AR, US ( 2 reports). Report 7362.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Very good caribbean diving, Coral in good shape. Seas were calm and flat. Good sealife including sharks (almost every dive), turtles, one pod of dolphins, one eagle ray, lots of your typical caribbean fish. Most walls start at 50 feet so while we found the diving to be easy for the experienced, beginners need to watch depth/deco limits - it was mentioned that getting bent was not an irregular occurance. Crew was well trained when this problem arose with a fellow passenger. Crew was very personable, fun and professional. You wanted to hang out with them and they all seemed to enjoy their job. Boat was very comfortable. Lots of space and common areas to hang out in - never felt crowded. Cabin was very nice. Food was very good - same chef (Stan) has been on board for years. Captain gave one of the best briefings we have had on a liveaboard and even grilled steaks one night for us. Most passengers were making a repeat trip and we would be happy to repeat this trip. Enough to see to keep the experienced happy but easy enough for the beginners. We felt like it was some of the best caribbean diving on one of the more comfortable liveaboards with one of the nicest crews.
Websites Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Cozumel, Florida, Costa Rica, British Virgin Islands, Bay Islands, Belize, Socorro, Sea of Cortez
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions be back no longer than 60 minutes - 500 psi
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments separate table and rinse bucket for cameras, crew handled with care, you could bail off with you camera or crew would hand it down to you.
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