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Turks & Caicos Explorer II

About Turks & Caicos Explorer II

Turks & Caicos Explorer II is a 125ft long scuba diving liveaboard yacht. They have 10 air conditioned staterooms with port lights, or windows and ensuite bathrooms for a total of 20 guests. There are 2 VIP staterooms, 5 main deck staterooms, and 3 lower deck staterooms. Enjoy our blog article on the Turks & Caicos.

Turks & Caicos Explorer II Diving

Most scuba diving trips are 7 nights or 8 days. The vessel typically travels to the west end of Providenciales (Provo). Then down to West Caicos. Finally, you'll travel over to French Cay before returning home. Along the way, Turks & Caicos Explorer II will stop and some days dive up to 5 times, but average around 27 dives for the week. Nitrox 32% is available if you want to help reduce nitrogen levels. Since there are only 2 dozen dive sites out here. Therefore, plan to dive a few of the dive sites 2 times or more (including night Dives), but this really isn't problem for most divers, as the dive sites are large. So, on some dives you will head north or west, and on the next dive go south or east. Sites include: Shark Hotel, Black Forest, The Dome, Elephant Ear Canyon, Double D, Rock & Roll, and G Spot.

Attractions and Activities

On board the Turks & Caicos Explorer II, everyone tends to gather either in the common room or on the flybridge with the barbeque, wet bar, extra seating, and lounge chairs.  A typical day includes breakfast, followed by two dives, then lunch, followed by two dives, a snack, relax, then a night dive. On the dive deck, there are individual gear bins, rinse tanks, a camera table, a recharging station, and a ramp style stairway to the swim platform. Inflatable tenders are used with rigid hulls. Possible itineraries can also be requested in advance including Grand Turk, South Caicos and French Caye. Humpback whales annually traverse the waters between Grand Turk and the Caicos. Dolphins, groupers, turtles, mantas, rays and sharks are just icing on the cake.

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