Turks and Caicos Explorer

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Turks & Caicos Explorer II is a 38m luxury liveaboard scheduling year round diving cruises to some of the most remarkable dive sites in the world.

This newly refurbished liveaboard can accommodate up to 20 passengers in 10 luxury staterooms. Each stateroom is equipped with air conditioning, port lights or windows, and private en suite bathroom. Guests will enjoy the spacious salon, equipped with bar and entertainment area, the deck with ample room for sunbathing and the wet bar on the flybridge.

Turks & Caicos Explorer II offers scuba divers up to 5 spectacular dives each day, including night dives. Onboard dive amenities include a large dive deck, Nitrox, gear bins, rinse tanks, camera table, recharging facilities, and easy exit/entry swim platform. Explore an immense, flourishing coral reef ecosystem and spectacular wall diving in Turks and Caicos including dive site such as Black Coral Forest, Shark Hotel, G-Spot, and Double D. Turks & Caicos Explorer II books 8 day itineraries from Providenciales.

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Alcoholic beverages, Towels Provided

Excluded: Airfare or hotel costs, Cab fares (up to $45 each way for up to 2 people, and up to $25 for each additional person), Friday evening meal, Rental gear, instruction and retail charges, Crew gratuities, Trip cancellation insurance, Dive accident insurance, Departure taxes, Port/hotel taxes (USD 95), Fuel surcharge (USD 80 per person), Nitrox

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Boat features

  • Shaded diving deck
  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Photography Station
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Beer available

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse hosts
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Turks and Caicos Explorer II Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1995
  • Year renovated 2005
  • Length 124 feet
  • Beam 22 feet
  • Top speed 14 knots
  • Engines 2 x GM 12 V 71 450HP eac
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders Yes
  • Water capacity 4'500 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 5'600 gallons
  • Freshwater maker 2 x 5'000 gallons per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Emergency flares

Turks and Caicos Explorer Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  • 17 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.2
  2. Crew
    9.4
  3. Food
    9.9
  4. Diving
    9.1
  5. Value
    9.1
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Dan M
  • Canada Canada
I'd recommend the Explorer liveaboard to anyone.

My highlight of the trip was the final night dive with the marine life activity...and lots of sharks!

Recommended for
Top three tihngs: 1) The crew was great and a lot of fun. 2) The ammenities aboard the Explorer including the food was more than what you needed. 3) The dive sites and overall dive activities.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Vania C
  • Brazil Brazil
Nice wall dives with the best crew and dive masters

Relaxing dives, funny divers and crew members and good opportunities to take underwater pictures.

Recommended for
Cabin comfort, crew and divers onboard
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David H
  • Canada Canada
A great organization

The staff truly did make this trip simply outstanding. From the amazing dive guides, to a wonderful chef and a very personable captain, (even the ever elusive engineer, rarely seen, but always there) they simply couldn't do more to improve the trip. The diving was a wee bit disappointing because of damage from the recent storms, but I'm sure the reefs will soon be back to normal. If T&C is on your radar, you simply won't go wrong with this dive boat

Recommended for
Staff, food, set up of the dive platform area
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mingyu W
  • United States United States
My first Liveaboard and so happy with it.

Nice stuff and great food, Beautiful dive sites.

Recommended for
Great, Great and Great
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dominique F
  • Canada Canada
the best diving trip

for me, it was an incredible experience, it was so good i stayed a second week, there is no word to describe how i felt, spending all that time with all those fish, i am used to dive in the St-Lawrence river in Ontario (eastern Canada) its great, but water is cold, and there is never as much life as what we saw, the crew was great, and knew very well everything about every locations, but for me the best part was the night dive at french cay, with the nurse sharks...i would go back anytime for me, that was the very best thing i have ever done in my entire life...im already planning to go back, either to the same spot or to another spot, it was great

Recommended for
diving, the crew, and food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Paul A
  • United States United States
Fun Dive eat dive & dive eat dive dive eat dive sleep and do it again!

Most of the sites we were able to find or explore and see more types of sea life than I have on prior trips with the crew making it fun knowing what we would see and or find around each site that we visited. Each day the crew / dive masters would have a different theme for all of the sites even going so far as to dress up in costumes as this would keep things fun. They were vary mindful of all needed safety aspects reviewing prior to leaving port after boarding boat which covered boat as well as diving. Never mind the Great diving the cook onboard would make snacks and meals that you wouldn't expect with a variety each day they also had well stocked soft drinks. So while the boat was not a palace it was very functional and comfortable dive area was set up nicely with places for your gear so you would not need to take it to your cabin. Between dives it was nice to be up top on fly bridge while going to our next dive sites as on various days we would have Dolphins swimming to keep up with the boat, just having fun jumping boat wake.

Recommended for
Variety in fun with each dive seeing different things out of the normal, Crew making each dive and your experiance fun, good food before & after diving keeping you guessing.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tim S
  • United States United States
Comments from a liveaboard novice.

We were a little nervous about being "stuck" on a boat with no where to hide. Boy were we wrong. There was plenty of room to chill whenever you wanted. The crew was fantastic. Joe and her costumes and stories was a delight. But don't pass up the chance to talk with JF, the captain. He has led quite a life. Stan is the man in the kitchen. You won't go hungry. Before talking about the diving I have to once again commend the crew. I experienced a severe back spasm exiting the first dive. They did everything they could to get me back in the water. With their help I missed just three dives. We very quickly discovered the first difference between diving a liveaboard vs a day boat. We crossed paths with exactly one other group the entire week. We had each site all to ourselves. I enjoy taking time to look at the coral small fish. My dive buddy loves sharks. Neither of us was disappointed with the diving. We logged over 20 hours of bottom time and enjoyed every minute. Who knew that sharks just loved to play in the light of your flashlight during a night dive.

Recommended for
The crew, the diving and the boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sylvia M
  • United States United States
Wonderful crew, marvelous diving!

The main highlight of the trip was the diving (of course). The crew made every dive interesting and fun. Jo (female) wore a theme outfit for just about every dive she led, Chris often wore a theme outfit too. Joe (male) was quick to point out every tiny creature on the dives he led, he seemed to know just where each one hung out. I was nervous about night diving, Jo was attentive and watchful until she saw me relaxing in the dive. The food was excellent, we all looked forward to seeing what Stan would present next.

Recommended for
Diving, food, service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kyle S
  • United States United States
Top Notch Experience!

The crew was awesome and the diving was lively! Jo kept things interesting with her hilarious, yet informative dive briefings. Never needed for anything as the crew's top priorities were that we had the best experience possible and that we always had what was needed. Highly recommend!

Recommended for
Crew, Food, Diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Roland W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Shed loads of sharks & brilliant.

as above!

Recommended for
Despite a lack of variety of sites, the diving & amount of life & critters was brilliant. Great food, & hot chocolate & warm towels after each night dive.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Miyuki I
  • Japan Japan
Everything was great!

I was very happy when I saw my cabin with two single beds and bathroom. Comparing to other boats, I felt it much bigger and comfortable. We did 5 dives a day everyday and one of the night dives was awesome with a lot of sharks. Food and drinks are all included and all the meals are delicious. The crews are very friendly and helpful. They are very hard workers to make our stay comfortable. Overall, the boat experience was wonderful!

Recommended for
Size of cabin, crew service and food & drinks
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Simon M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
GREAT SAFE VERY WELL RUN DIVING OPERATION

In spite of losing 2 days due to stormy weather we had a great trip with 4 days diving. Enjoyed all the dives because its what I love doing, we had very close encounter with very friendly and large eagle ray,saw turtles every day,did 2 night dives and saw many nurse sharks night hunting so in spite of losing bit of time saw plenty!

Recommended for
Diving at night,Sea Life,Great Crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Tom L
  • United States United States
A wonderful week of enjoyable diving with a hard working crew!

Sharks and turtles on every dive. Jo was constant live entertainment!

Recommended for
Marine life; crew; uncrowded
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Douglas P
  • United States United States
Great trip, really a fun crew with lots of dives.

Really enjoyed the walls we dove on this trip, great sites! Dive guides were great and Jo was really fun with her costumes and edutainment regrading our dives. Chef Stan prepared snacks and meals that everyone loved and kept our energy up for the dives. Really nice not to need to set up dive gear for each dive. Simply unhook your reg and they fill your tank. Fun trip with great dives!

Recommended for
Great crew, food, dive sites.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • craig R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Good diving but disappointing reefs.

Seeing 3 dolphins underwater

Recommended for
Jo, the dive guide (so much fun with her wacky outfits!); ease getting in and out of the water; friendly divers onboard
  • 7.6 Good
  • Michael Z
  • United States United States
This was a good trip only mared by the fact that we did not visit all sites due to weather.

The ease of diving, quality and quantity of food, great crew were the highlights of this trip.

Recommended for
Boat comfort, crew friendly, good food