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

Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II: "Explorer Ventures special fun", Dec, 2016,

by Laurie Pemberton, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 9432.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 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 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Had a fun time the beginning of December on the TC EX II. The dive briefings were excellent, describing the dive site, planned route of the dive guide, as well as options if conditions changed. The dive guides pointed out interesting critters. Great crew; Jo especially adds interest to the trip and dive adventures. We had very clear water and got lots of wonderful underwater pictures. Conditions were good for both some wide angle and macro. Divers do not have to go with the dive guide, and we tended to dive a bit before/after/or to the side since we were taking photos. Learned about many new creatures, too. The week just ended too soon.
Websites Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Turks&Caicos, Cozumel, Curacao, StKitts-Saba, Florida, California, Sea of Cortez, Socorro, Palau, Yap, Fiji, Bali-Komodo, Raja Ampat, Wakatobi
Closest Airport Provinciales Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79-83°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 100- Ft/ 30- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational diving, 60min dives. All dives from the boat: giant stride entry, ladders exit. The boat does two dives on each dive site, so you can repeat the good parts and explore what you didn't find on the first dive. Night dives are available; 4-5 dives/day with 2 on the last day on the boat.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 Large camera table on the dive deck, and large rinse tank for cameras nearby. Crew hands your camera after your giant stride, and takes your camera back to the dive deck as you get out of the water.
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