MV Caribbean Explorer II Liveaboard Review

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MV Caribbean Explorer II dive boat review

The Caribbean Explorer II departs from either St.Kitts or St.Maarten and cruises the enchanting waters of the north eastern Caribbean.

 

The waters in the north east Caribbean often escape the media and are less well-published by the diving press. However, the diving has come to be a well-kept secret. The topography and wildlife of these types of sites will amaze. The Saba national park features numerous underwater pinnacles and stunning panorama. The life beneath the waves includes everything from banded cleaner shrimps and blue tangs through to eels, sharks and rays.

 

 

The MV Caribbean Explorer II is owned by the Explorer Adventures, who are based in Wyoming.

 

Caribbean Explorer II is 115ft/35m long and custom built for diving. She has a full range of safety equipment including radar, radio, oxygen, and first aid kit. Able to cruise effortlessly at 12 knots, she is the ideal vessel for visiting the marine parks.

You can check the availability and prices for this Boat here.

 

Cabins and Boat Layout

 

Caribbean Explorer II has berths for 18 guests over her 9 luxury staterooms.

 

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Each room has either twin single or queen-sized double bed – depending on request. The cabins are light and airy and each has it’s own ensuite facilties for bathroom and toilet. In addition, every cabin has air-conditioning to aid a restful night’s sleep.

 

All of the cabins are located on either the lower or main deck of the vessel.

 

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Cabin

 

Moving to the upper deck there is large sunning area complete with chairs and loungers where you may while away your surface interval soaking up the Caribbean sunshine.

 

There’s also a semi-enclosed salon/lounge area with comfortable soft chairs. This is also where you’ll find a wet bar and dining area.

 

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Dining Area

 

In this area you’ll also find an entertainment system with charging station for batteries and strobes. Or, alternatively, you can edit your underwater photos here or watch a film!

 

As is commonplace on the best international liveaboards, the food is great combination of local delicacies and European/western cuisine.

 

 

Diving onboard Caribbean Explorer II

 

Diving into the warm, blue waters of the Caribbean is why you’re here.

 

The dive deck is equipped with individual gear lockers and a wetsuit hanging area. For the happy snappers there is a camera table with low pressure air hose and a recharging station. There are dedicated fresh water rinse tanks for torches, computers and camera equipment to ensure your various gadgets stay salt-free!

 

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Dive Deck

 

Nitrox and DIN adaptors are available onboard. As is equipment hire. Please note, however, nitrox fills and equipment rental carries a surcharge.

 

Should you wish to continue your diving education onboard and learn some new skills – and who wouldn’t? – then further training is available onboard during your voyage.

 

Itineraries

 

The itineraries generally take the vessel North to the Saba marine park. It’s a great trip for divers and non-divers alike, incorporating island visits and tours.

 

Voyages are typically 8 days. Expect to pay around EUR1,918 for this length trip. This equates to 239/day making Caribbean Explorer II market competitive. However, please note that this does not include some extras such as port/marine park fees and equipment rental. Please contact us for further details.

Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Jamaica

Jamaica is a great vacation and scuba diving destination in the Caribbean Sea!

Jamaica Diving Review

Aruba

The island of Aruba is surrounded by outstanding reefs, and has a number of wrecks.

Aruba Diving Review

Cuba

The marine protection programs in Cuba has resulted in pristine coral reefs.

Cuba Diving Review

U.S. Virgin Islands

The United States Virgin Islands – America’s Caribbean. Outstanding scuba diving in a vacation haven.

U.S. Virgin Islands Diving Review

Cayman Islands

You can dive a different dive site every day for a year!

Cayman Islands Diving Review

Bonaire

Bonaire has been voted the Best Shore Dive Destination 22 consecutive times by the readers of Scuba Diving Magazine.

Bonaire Diving Review

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis has excellent scuba diving that is close to shore meaning short boat rides. Being a small island, dive boats can always find a sheltered dive site in poor weather.

St. Kitts and Nevis Diving Review

The Caribbean

The Caribbean is one of the most dived destinations in the world. A great destination for beginners as well as experts. With thousands of dive sites it offers something for just about everyone.

The Caribbean Diving Review

Saba

Saba offers Scuba divers site sites that are pristine and loaded with marine life.

Saba Diving Review

Turks & Caicos

The Turks & Caicos Islands provides Scuba divers with a dive experience not easily matched.

Turks & Caicos Diving Review

Saint Martin

A great selection of wrecks and reefs for divers of all skill levels.

Saint Martin Diving Review

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a lessor known dive destinations with outstanding diving from both the north and south coast. It is also the kick off point to the nearby Silver Banks.

Dominican Republic Diving Review

Bahamas

The Bahamas offer a wide range of diving sites. There are sites that are great for learning to dive and others for experienced divers. Cave divers will find many opportunities.

Bahamas Diving Review

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