Turks & Caicos Explorer II is a professional dive yatch running by Explorer Ventures Fleet, it offers dive liveaboard trips in the Turks & Caicos Islands, during the Humpbacks mating and breeding season, it also offers Humpback Whale Snorkel Adventures in the Silver Bank, in Dominican Republic. It can sleeps max. 20 guests.

Dimitri

19/06/2014

We did the Turks and Caicos explorer last year, thanks for Dive and Cruise gave us the great deal, we had a very good dive trip. Great crew and diving, very reasonable price. Sharks on every dive,...

Description

Boat

Turks & Caicos Explorer II was designed from the ground up and built as a corporate charter and liveaboard dive vessel in 1995, the last time recommissioned was in 2005. It is a strong aluminum vessel, with 115ft long, 22ft wide. it can reach a maximum cruise speed at 14 knots.

The air-conditioned main salon on the main deck includes dining tables, where breakfasts and dinners are served. There are also TV, CD/DVD, video library, lounge area, as well as a boutique display inside the salon.

Turks & Caicos Explorer II features a large sunning area with comfortable lounge chairs and chairs on the upper deck. the buffet meals area is located aft of the upstairs deckhouse,

The top flybridge features settee seating for 12 to 15, a barbeque, wet bar and helm station.

The dive deck locatd at the aft half of the main deck, and it is equipped with a bathroom, individual gear bins, camera table, recharging station, air and nitrox filling stations, tank racks, freshwater showers, and a separate fresh water rinse for both scuba and underwater camera equipment.

There are two large stairways accessing the dive platform, where two in-water ladders hang for easy access to and from the water.


Cabin

Turks & Caicos Explorer II has 10 comfortable staterooms, can comfortably accommodates 20 passengers.

All staterooms have private bathroom, ndividually-controlled air conditioning, hanging closet and wardrobe.

VIP Stateroom (no 1, 2):
Located on the upper deck, with a queen bed, desk/chair, hanging closet, wardrobe, large window, TV, private ensuite bathroom and shower.

Stateroom (no 3, 4):
Located on the main deck, with two single twin beds, desk/chair, hanging closet, wardrobe, large window, private ensuite bathroom and shower.

Stateroom (no 5, 6, 7):
Located on the main deck, with two single twin beds or one queen bed, desk/chair, hanging closet, wardrobe, large window, private ensuite bathroom and shower.

Stateroom (no 8, 9, 10):
Located on the lower deck, with twin lower and upper beds, dresser, hanging closet, port lights, private ensuite bathroom and shower.


Diving

  • Up to 5 dives per day (2 dives on the last day), include night dives.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide expericed guide to lead the dive.

  • All divers must have a submersible console.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Dive insurance:Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (USD) or credit card.
  • Crew Number:12, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

The Turks & Caicos Islands

regular itineraries run from Saturday to Saturday, and depart from and return to the Caicos Marina and Shipyard, Providenciales (Provo). We also offer special Grand Turks itineraries (diving Grand Turk, South Caicos, French Cay and/or Salt Cay) on a full charter basis; contact us for details.

The majority of dives aboard our vessels are offered at scheduled times, up to 5 times daily. This is to allow adequate surface intervals provides the option for guided dives on as many sites as possible, and allows the vessel to travel on a schedule to different locations.

Days aboard Turks & Caicos Explorer II generally involve breakfast from 7 am to 8 am (cold breakfasts are available for late risers), followed by two morning dives, lunch at 12:30 pm, two afternoon dives, dinner at 6:30 pm, and a night dive. Island shore excursions will be arranged when possible for those interested.

Water temperatures range from a low of about 72 degrees F in winter to a high of about 82 degrees F in summer. There is normally little appreciable current at the sites we visit, and visibility is generally between 75 and 150 feet. Most divers are comfortable with a 3 mm wetsuit in summer and a 5 mm wetsuit with hooded vest in winter.

Please note also that this itinerary is an example only, and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain's discretion.

Regular Itinerary

Saturday: Though transfers are not included in the package, you will be met at the airport by a local driver who will be aware of the boat’s location. Due to tides, weather conditions and her size, the vessel’s weekend location and schedule is tide-dependent, and she may be located either in Caicos Marina or anchored offshore.

Cab fares can vary but generally are up to $45 each way for up to 2 people, and up to $25 for each additional person. This can also vary depending on the time of day. If you arrive on an early flight, you’ll be given the option to stay at the airport restaurant to relax or to go to the shopping/restaurant area called Salt Mills (this is a few dollars more than a direct taxi ride to the vessel). In either case, the driver will deliver you to the vessel around the 3 pm boarding time.

Sunday: Provo's Northwest Point. Four to five dives, with night spent at mooring.

Monday: Two morning dives at Northwest Point, followed by 2-hour trip to West Caicos. Three dives, with night spent at mooring.

Tuesday: Up to five dives at West Caicos, with night spent at mooring.

Wednesday: Two dives at West Caicos, transit to French Cay, three dives at French Cay, with night spent at mooring.

Thursday: Five dives at French Cay, with night spent at mooring.

Friday: Dawn dive and morning dive at French Cay, with departure for the 2-hour trip back to port. Afternoon at leisure; dinner ashore, with night spent aboard vessel.

Saturday: 7AM to 8:30AM Continental breakfast, 9AM Depart the Turks & Caicos Explorer II. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce the 9 am departure.

Should you be leaving on an afternoon flight, you may leave your luggage aboard for pickup later. However, cabs are very expensive and it can be costly to return to the vessel.


Silver Bank - Dominican Republic - NO DIVING during this liveaboard (more infos at : http://www.aquaticadventures.com/ )

In January of each year, the Turks & Caicos Explorer II follows the migrating humpback whales to the south, and spends the following 11 weeks on the Silver Banks, 80 miles to the north of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

These special itineraries, run by world-renowned Tom Conlin of Aquatic Adventures, offer up to 18 lucky guests the opportunity to spend a week both topside and in the water (snorkel only), experiencing the majesty of these incredible creatures up close and personal.

For further information, availability and reservations, Please contact us.

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Destinations Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos Islands
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Water Toys
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
22/12/2018 to 29/12/2018 7 nights Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales - Providenciales From $2,495.00 $2,195.60 Detail
29/12/2018 to 05/01/2019 7 nights Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales - Providenciales From $2,595.00 Detail
05/01/2019 to 12/01/2019 7 nights Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales - Providenciales From $2,595.00 Detail
12/01/2019 to 19/01/2019 7 nights Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales - Providenciales From $2,595.00 Detail
26/01/2019 to 02/02/2019 7 nights Dominican Republic Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata From $3,695.00 Detail
02/02/2019 to 09/02/2019 7 nights Dominican Republic Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata From $3,695.00 Detail
09/02/2019 to 16/02/2019 7 nights Dominican Republic Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata From $3,695.00 Detail
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09/03/2019 to 16/03/2019 7 nights Dominican Republic Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata From $3,695.00 Detail
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30/03/2019 to 06/04/2019 7 nights Dominican Republic Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata From $3,695.00 Detail
06/04/2019 to 13/04/2019 7 nights Dominican Republic Puerto Plata - Puerto Plata From $3,695.00 Detail
13/04/2019 to 20/04/2019 7 nights Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales - Providenciales From $2,595.00 Detail
20/04/2019 to 27/04/2019 7 nights Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales - Providenciales From $2,595.00 Detail
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Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Turks and Caicos Islands 7 nights Stateroom From $2,495.00 $2,195.60
Turks and Caicos Islands 7 nights Stateroom Main Deck From $2,695.00 $2,371.60
Turks and Caicos Islands 7 nights Master From $2,895.00 $2,547.60
Dominican Republic 7 nights Stateroom From $3,695.00
Dominican Republic 7 nights Stateroom Main Deck From $3,895.00
Dominican Republic 7 nights Master From $4,095.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees
  • Dinner on final evening

Useful information

Turks and Caicos Islands

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round, with the high season being from November to April.

Visa's : Nearly all nationalities worldwide are not required to get a visa to enter Turks and Caicos for stay less than 30 days.

Climat : The climate of the Turks and Caicos Islands feature a relatively dry and sunny marine tropical climate with relatively consistent temperatures all year. Average temperatures vary from 24°C - 29°C.

Water : Water temps vary throughout the year, in the summer months you can expect at least 27°C waters, while in the winter months temps can drop down to 24°C.

Clothing : Dress accordingly to the seasons, light clothes in summer, and warmer clothes for the winter.

Plugs : Type A/B electrical plugs (US standard) 120V @ 60Hz.

Flights : American Airlines is a popular carrier which schedules flights from many US cities to Providenciales International Airport (PLS). During the winter months, American Airlines offers 3 daily flights from Miami and one daily from New York (JFK). Delta offers 6 flights a week from Atlanta (excluding Tuesday and offering 2 on Saturdays).

Currency : Local currency used in the country is the US dollar (USD), many ATMs are widely available and credit cards are accepted nearly everywhere.

Diver's reviews (1)

Dimitri, 19/06/2014

We did the Turks and Caicos explorer last year, thanks for Dive and Cruise gave us the great deal, we had a very good dive trip. Great crew and diving, very reasonable price. Sharks on every dive, WhooHoo, miss Turks and Caicos! And the boat was in very good condition, large saloon, enough space for two male adults in the cabin. Food was good as well, i remember i got 2kg more then i return back home.

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