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Dive Review of Turks & Caicos Explorer II in
Turks and Caicos

Turks & Caicos Explorer II, May, 2007,

by Irina Zeylikman, MA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 3311.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Australia's GBR, Tailand, Palau, Truck Lagoon, Bonaire, Curacao, all three of Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, Raotan, Utila, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions People diving on Nitrox were asked to stay above 110 ft, the ones on air could not go below 130 ft
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The boat has a large camera table and a camera rinse tank, all photographers were accomodated with space to spare

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Turks & Caicos Explorer II is one of the best boats we have been on so far, and this was our sixth live-aboard trip. The cabins are clean, spacious with plenty of storage space. All cabins have in-suite showers and heads. There are two hot water showers on the dive platform. All dives are done from the boat, making a giant stride. The boat swings a lot on the mooring line mostly because of its size, and it takes getting used to when coming back to the boat. There is one dive master in the water on every dive, but people had an option to follow the dive master or dive on their own. Great crew, J.F, the captain, Jenn, Erica, Blue, Guy, Pier, Chris, all of them are very professional and a lot of fun.

The food was good and Stan went out his way to accomodate people's preferences.



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