Turks and Caicos Explorer II Liveaboard

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Turks and Caicos Explorer II liveaboard adventures begin every Saturday offering divers 7-nights on board with 5½ days of diving at some of the best dive sites of the region. Departures are from Providenciales.

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The Turks and Caicos Explorer II Liveaboard

Turks and Caicos Explorer II spans 106ft (32m) and accepts a maximum of 20 guests in 10 cabins. Electricity is provided via US style power outlets (115-volt).

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Dive Facilities

Diving is conducted from the mothership. You can expect up to 5 dives each day including a night dive. On the last day diving ceases mid-afternoon, so as to ensure that you will be free of nitrogen for your departure flight back home.

Upon your arrival, after your welcome drink and safety briefing, you will be allocated a dive bay where you will set up your scuba gear. Tanks are filled at their stations and Nitrox is available.

The dive deck features a large camera table with underneath storage and a charging station. There are 2 dedicated 2 rinse tanks solely for cameras and video equipment.

Solo diving is permitted provided you are a qualified PADI Solo Diver or equivalent. The PADI Solo Diver Course is available on board. Prerequisite is AOWD at least 21 years of age with over 100 logged dives. You must also be able to complete a 200m swim in full scuba gear without stopping.

General Facilities

The main deck comprises of the indoor salon and dining area, used for serving your pre-dive breakfast and your post-dive evening meal.

The salon is equipped with large screen plasma TV and dvd entertainment system and a well-stocked library of books and movies of guests to enjoy.

Upper deck with wet bar and BBQ grill area with comfortable seating for up to 15 people. This is a great place to gather after a days diving and sip a cocktail from the bar as you watch the sun set. There is also a sun deck with sun loungers and mattresses.

The flybridge is shaded and provides a great spot for looking out over the dive site.

Menu

Food is served buffet-style in the main dining area, with the occasional BBQ on the upper deck.

Dinner on the final evening is not included. Guests usually all gather at a local restaurant.

Cabins

Comfortably hosting up to 20 guests, the Turks & Caicos Explorer II has 10 rooms across its lower, upper and main decks. The rooms are individually climate controlled and have their own private bathroom facilities. There is ample hanging closet space as well as a wardrobe for personal belongings.

VIP Stateroom (no 1, 2)

The VIP stateroom has a queen size bed with a private en-suite bathroom. There is a writing desk with a chair, a large picturesque window and a TV for entertainment.

Stateroom (no 3, 4)

The staterooms on the main deck have 2 separate single size beds, a large window and private bathroom with shower. There is also a desk with a chair and ample storage space in these rooms.

Stateroom (no 5, 6, 7)

These rooms on the main deck come equipped with either a queen size bed or 2 single beds. There is a large window with great views, a desk and chair and en-suite facilities.

Stateroom (no 8, 9, 10)

These three staterooms are found on the boat’s lower deck and have port lights, a private bathroom with shower and plenty of hanging space for clothing. The beds are 2 twin size beds arranged into bunks.

William, United Kingdom September 18, 2017

The Turks and Caicos Explorer was a fun and exciting experience for me.

I was able to dive a number of wall sites which offered a real thrill. The dive guide, Jo, was great fun with her fun costumes and entertaining educational talks.

The food was plentiful and delicious and gave us plenty of energy for all the diving we did.

Recommended for: The wall dives and the dive guides

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Davina, United States September 18, 2017

I really enjoyed this trip, especially because there was no need to even set your diving gear up before each dive, it was simply a case of unhooking your regulator and, almost like magic, your tank was filled and ready for the next one.

I met a number of interesting divers along the way, and the dive guide Jo was a ton of fun.

I would highly recommend this trip to others, the diving sites were great.

Recommended for: Easy diving and friendly divers

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