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

Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II: "Hot Water", Sep, 2016,

by John Miller, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports). Report 9132.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Wakaobi, Figi, Roatan, Tobago, Cozumel, Cayman, Philappines, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There American Airlines

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 86 to 87 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Safety stops. Solo diving permited with proper certification and equipment but our entire group were expert divers and shop owners.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Large camera table, plenty of power for charging. Large freshwater camera water tank, air hoses and towels ... 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 3 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 3 stars
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Comments This was a special trip for ScubaPro dealers with on-board training in regulator repair and servicing. I had already been certified and doing repairs but wanted my wife, who serves as my PADI 5 Star IDC dive shop's manager to get the training for equipment intake purposes.

It was our third live-a-board trip to T&C, with the first on Agressor in November 2009 and then again in 2012 on the same Agressor.

We flew AA in First Class for the extra baggage allowance of three 70 lb checked bags as one bag was for the tools and regulators ScubaPro had sent before hand for us to bring. We flew from Lubbock, to Dallas and then overnighted in Charlotte, NC before the final leg to T&C, where we were met by a taxi van and taken to the Caicos Marina to board the Explorer. Cost of the taxi for wife and I was $20 and our six bag ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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