Turks and Caicos Explorer



  • 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 (200 USD per trip), Port Fees (95 USD), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Nitrox (150 USD per week), Nitrox Course (175 USD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (100-250 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
  • 65 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Heikki R
  • Finland Finland
Great diving


Recommended for
Food, boat, diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Stella Y
  • China China
Amazing crew

No doubt the night dive to observe reef sharks and nurse sharks hunting.

Recommended for
Amazing crew; spacious boat; beautiful dives
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sarah B
  • Bermuda Bermuda
An amazing trip on board an amazing boat with amazing people, for Christmas week. Thank you!

Sharks. Meeting new people. Lots of fun and laughs.

Recommended for
The people, the atmosphere, the sharks!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • mathieu R
  • Canada Canada
the most efficient way to dive

The crew was very relax but always ready to help. Also The Turks is very rich for macro diving

Recommended for
the fact that you don’t have to carry your gear. The chance to move quickly to different locations. the sens of community between the divers
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Betty K
  • France France
Merveilleuse expérience, malgres quelques jours de temps médiocre, les plongées n'en ont pas soufferts.

La plus grande raie aigle que j'ai vue de ma vie, les requins (Caribbean reef et nurse) curieux. Les couchers et levés de soleil. Les éponges de toutes formes et couleurs.

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L'équipage, l'ambiance et l'organisation