MV Turks and Caicos Explorer II Liveaboard Review

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MV Turks and Caicos Explorer II dive boat review

The MV Turks & Caicos Explorer II is from the ground up a purpose built vessel to explore the amazing marine environment and reefs of Turks and Caicos and longer excursions to Silver Bank off the coast of The Dominican Republic.

 

The electrifying wall dives and drop-offs, reefs and warm, clear, turquoise waters of the Turks and Caicos have for many years attracted divers. Located approximated 575 miles to the south east of the USA coast from Miami, great visibility and nutrient-rich waters attract Jacks, Groupers, Eels and larger pelagic animals in to feed in it’s healthy waters. There are corals and sponges in abundance making it great diving for all levels of divers.

 

Explorer Adventures, who are based in Wyoming, own the impressive and imposing MV Turks & Caicos Explorer II.

 

 

At 124ft/38m long is a large ocean going vessel. Marginally longer than even her main rival, the Turks and Caicos Aggressor II. She was put into operation in the Caribbean in 2005. Equipped with the full gamut of safety features, Naiad stabilisers and a heavy keel to maintain her equilibrium, MV Turks & Caicos Explorer II is smooth and stable cruising the Caribbean waters at a speedy 14 knots.

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

 

Cabins and Boat Layout

 

Turks and Caicos Explorer II has berths for 20 guests and her 8 crew. There are 10 luxury staterooms, including two ‘VIP’ staterooms.

 

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Floor Plan

 

Each stateroom has port lights and/or windows, private ensuite bathrooms for your comfort and privacy and, as you may expect, individually controllable air-conditioning. VIP staterooms have even more space to make use of and their own entertainment systems.

 

The vessel has a spacious and inviting salon which spans the full width of the vessel next to the galley. This offers ample space to relax and unwind in a comfortable chair. Or to make make use of the the CD/DVD entertainment system.

 

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Stateroom

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Cabin interior

 

Moving upstairs two levels to the Fly Bridge deck there is a spacious sun deck and loungers for absorbing the vitamin D. Also on the Fly Deck you’ll find a wet bar where you can enjoy a drink while simultaneously enjoying the amazing views.

 

The meals are all, of course, included in the price and the galley produceds a great combination of local delicacies and European/western cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements these may addressed at the booking stage.

 

 

Diving onboard Turks and Caicos Explorer II

 

The warm, turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean offer some stunning diving.

 

For those addicted to blowing bubbles there are up to 5 dives available each day. With that in mind, if qualified (or you wish to train to qualify) enriched air nitrox is available onboard and highly advisable to make use of.

 

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Dining area

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Up on the Flybridge

 

On the dive deck you’ll find recharging facilties and a camera table for the photographers. And, for all, there are individual gear bins and rinse tanks.

 

There is the usual diving tenders for pick-ups and a large dive platform at the rear of the main vessel.

 

Itineraries

 

The regular itineraries run from Saturday to Saturday and take in the best diving in the area. Special voyages take place at some periods during the season, so please contact us should you require further details.

 

Voyages are typically 8 days. Expect to pay around EUR2,193 for this length trip. This equates to 228/day making Turks and Caicos Explorer II pricing in line with typical market prices. However, please note that this does not include some extras such as port/marine park fees, crew tips 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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