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

Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II: "Good diving, but not great diving.", Dec, 2015,

by David Gere, WA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9075.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Outstanding crew. Excellent boat. Food was very good. Diving was about as expected, good but not great. Fish densities were fair, but not quite as great as expected. Fewer large animals than hoped, though to be fair, saw sharks, rays and turtles on almost every dive. Just not as many as hoped, nor as varied. Focus of dive crew was mostly on macro life, which suited many of the divers but not all.

The crew went well out of their way to provide good service and lead good dives. Not sure that I would return to Turks and Caicos, but will definitely do another Explorer Ventures liveaboard.
Websites Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Multiple Caribbean, USA - both tropical (SE) and cold water (PNW), Hawaii
Closest Airport Provo Getting There No flight problems, other than extended (14 hr) delay in Newark on return flight.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Generally, few.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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