Turks and Caicos Explorer

Excellent food and drinks

“We enjoyed seeing new animals we had not seen, the Nurse Shark night dives, and the excellent meals”

Douglas V, United States United States
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  • Award-winning crew ranked #1 by Scuba Diving Magazine's Readers Choice Awards
  • All alcoholic beverages included
  • Humpback whale snorkeling in Dominican Republic (Silver Bank) from January to April
  • Dive into the pristine waters of the Providenciales to see hammerheads, reef sharks, manta rays, turtles, and dolphins
  • Nitrox and courses available onboard

The Turks & Caicos Explorer liveaboard is a quality ship scheduling year-round dive trips to the pristine waters of Turks & Caicos. She caters to 20 guests in 10 ensuites and air-conditioned staterooms. Three cabins are located on the lower deck with twin bunk beds. On the main deck are 5 twin or queen-bed cabins, and the boat deck is home to the two VIP cabins. On the main deck is the air-conditioned main salon, where delicious dishes of a mix of locally inspired recipes, American favorites, and gourmet creations freshly prepared by the chef are served. Unlimited soda, juice, tea, coffee, and after diving, alcohol, beer, and wine are included during your stay. The flybridge covered seating area with a barbeque, wet bar, and helm station, and the sun deck has comfortable loungers for guests to relax.

Dive itineraries aboard the Turks & Caicos Explorer offer up to 5 dives per day, exploring the immense, flourishing coral reef ecosystem and spectacular wall diving in Turks and Caicos, including dive sites such as Black Coral Forest, Shark Hotel, G-Spot, and Double D. The dive deck has everything needed to make the trip as easy as possible, including individual gear lockers, camera table, recharging station and separate freshwater rinse tanks for dive equipment and cameras. Nitrox is also available for those certified. The Turks and Caicos Explorer adheres to Dive Green and Green Fins environmental management policies.

The experienced crew of 8 is ready and waiting to welcome you aboard the Turks & Caicos Explorer liveaboard. Book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (160 USD per trip), Port Fees (95 USD), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Nitrox (150 USD per week), Nitrox Course (295 USD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (240-340 USD), Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. 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

  • 9.1 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Douglas V
  • United States United States
Awesome crew, very enjoyable trip

We enjoyed seeing new animals we had not seen, the Nurse Shark night dives, and the excellent meals

Recommended for
Divemasters, food, dive deck set-up
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Melissa D
  • United States United States
Wonderful staff made for an amazing week

We enjoyed a comfortable week of diving and saw a wide array of sea life expertly guided by friendly staff. The food was stellar, the dive sites featured sharks, rays, eels, and turtles. Rooms were cleaned daily, excellent Captain Bob navigated us to a diverse array of sites, and the guides (Mollie and Tristen) were entertaining and informative.

Recommended for
Friendly staff, great food, comfortable accomodations
  • 10 Exceptional
  • James M
  • United States United States
Great place for shark and wall diving.

We saw sharks on almost every dive. We also saw a few dolphins and sea turtles. Staff were very friendly and quick to help.

Recommended for
Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Night dives with sharks were very exciting. Great food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michel C
  • United States United States

I am a relatively new diver, and this was my first live aboard trip. I couldn't be happier with the experience and I heartily recommend this trip. The crew is fantastic, always busy and hardworking (despite the small number of divers on this trip). I did 22 of the 27 dives (including 3 night dives and 2 drift dives), covering 12 different diving sites between Providenciales and West Caicos. All the sites are beautiful, with a variety of corals and animals to look for. The dive masters are experienced and always helpful. The whole crew is friendly, hardworking, and skilled at what they do, from helping fix faulty equipment to cooking excellent food. I already look forward to my next opportunity to go back!

Recommended for
Diving sites, diving guides and boat crew.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Erik E
  • United States United States
Awesome crew, awesome dives, amazing experience

My boat was only 4 guests so we got a very private experience which was amazing! Getting to know the crew and having more curated dives was fantastic! The boat is crewed by a great group of people who truly care about the ocean and about making sure guests have a great time! Highly recommend!

Recommended for
The dives, the crew, and the value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • john K
  • United States United States
Very Relaxing Week of Diving

The Crew and other passengers were great. We really enjoyed diving and spending time with them. The diving was very easy and the visibility was good. No current to speak of at all.

Recommended for
Dive Sites, Ease of Diving and Food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Roger P
  • United States United States
Great crew,food,diving

Best dive: dolphins , barracuda, shark, large school of Jacks and ended with a swim by from a spotted Eagle Ray!

Recommended for
See above
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Steven A
  • United States United States
I am hooked

The crew makes this trip so special. Lots of very experienced well traveled people all working as a well oiled machine. Extremely friendly and accommodating to everyone’s needs or requests. The dive briefings were not only funny but informative which allowed me to dive with fellow diver and work on my navigation skills. I will repeat this trip with my wife or alone in the future.

Recommended for
The staff , food and experiences
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Melissa C
  • United States United States

The staff were really so amazing and very knowledgeable. Wonderful marine life and a ton of fun!

Recommended for
The staff, the diving, the food.
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Carolina B
  • Argentina Argentina
Good Liveaboard

The diving was good, lots of micro stuff. Make sure you’re into that if you book. We didn’t see big stuff, like sharks or turtles. One to two sharks per dive & spot three turtles in 26 dives. Most divers had professional style cameras to capture the small stuff. Looked really cool & unique stuff. Lots of lobster and crabs during night dives. The boat food was okay, the worst when compared to all the other Liveaboard I’ve done. Staff was friendly, they made the trip fun & enjoyable.

Recommended for
Great diving guides