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Turks & Caicos Explorer II


Price from US$ 312 per day
The Turks & Caicos Explorer II liveaboard continues the tradition of excellent service and high quality as experienced with the Explorer fleet. The 124 feet / 38 meters liveaboard was designed as a corporate charter yacht specifically for divers. This is evident in the well-appointed cabins with private bathrooms, as well as the dive deck layout. The Explorer II's heavy keel and Naiad stabilizers will aid your cruise comfort between dive site destinations.

Length: 124 feet / 38 meters
Beam: 22 feet / 7 meters
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 20
Enriched air nitrox is available here
Liveaboard diving cruises with the Turks & Caicos Explorer II

20 guests are comfortably accommodated in 10 cabins (the 2 Master cabins and the 2 forward Deluxe cabins include TV/DVD's) and attended to by 8 crew members. Dining is an important aspect of your diving cruise. A wide variety of meats, fish and fresh vegetables, salads and pastas feature on the menu. Hearty breakfasts fuel you for the day's diving. They include eggs, bacon, pancakes, french toast, pastries and fresh fruit juice.

The Turks & Caicos Explorer II liveaboard's dive deck was designed for ease and practicality, and includes everything you would expect from a liveaboard of this class. Gearing up is a pleasure on the spacious dive deck where your gear is stored in individual gear bins. The platform is easily accessed via the ramp-style stairways for your 5 scheduled daily dives. Rinse off under the warm shower before placing your personal gear in the rinse tanks and preparing your camera equipment on the dedicated camera table. Certified scuba divers have the option to dive with nitrox during a Turks & Caicos Islands diving cruise.

Various communal areas provide for some quiet solitude as well as intimate seating, should you wish to get to know your fellow cruise companions. The sun deck features comfortable sun loungers for soaking up the Caribbean sun. The saloon offers the comforts of air conditioning with multiple seating options, TV, CD / DVD, and movie library. At the end of the day, the covered open air deck is the perfect spot to take in the stunning sunsets and toast your Turks & Caicos liveaboard diving cruise over complimentary cocktails from the bar.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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April 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
29 Apr 6 May 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
May 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 May 13 May 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
13 May 20 May 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
20 May 27 May 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,195
27 May 3 Jun 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
June 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Jun 10 Jun 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
10 Jun 17 Jun 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
17 Jun 24 Jun 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,195
24 Jun 1 Jul 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Jul 8 Jul 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,195
8 Jul 15 Jul 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
15 Jul 22 Jul 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
22 Jul 29 Jul 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
29 Jul 5 Aug 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Aug 12 Aug 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
12 Aug 19 Aug 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
19 Aug 26 Aug 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
26 Aug 2 Sep 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,195
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Sep 9 Sep 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
9 Sep 16 Sep 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,195
16 Sep 23 Sep 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
23 Sep 30 Sep 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
30 Sep 7 Oct 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
October 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Oct 14 Oct 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
14 Oct 21 Oct 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
21 Oct 28 Oct 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,195
28 Oct 4 Nov 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Nov 10 Nov 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
10 Nov 17 Nov 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
17 Nov 24 Nov 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
25 Nov 2 Dec 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,195
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Dec 9 Dec 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
9 Dec 16 Dec 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
16 Dec 23 Dec 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,495
23 Dec 30 Dec 7 Provo, W Caicos & French Cay 25 US$ 2,195

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More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local alcoholic drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 20 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dinner on the final evening, scuba equipment (US$ 150 per trip), bed tax US$ 99. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 150 per person per trip), torches (US$ 20 per trip), diving computer (US$ 75 per trip), dive insurance (see our insurance program for a competitive quotation). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: US Airways, American, Spirit and Delta are the main airlines that fly into Providenciales International Airport. Located 575 miles (925 km) south east of Miami, the Turks and Caicos islands are a British territory.

Arrival/Boarding/Departure: You should aim to arrive on Saturday. Transfers are included in the trip fare, you will be met at the airport by a local driver who will be aware of the liveaboard's location. If you are already staying on the island, please contact the Turks & Caicos Explorer II on Saturday morning for details on where and when to meet the vessel. Guests may board from 15:00 hrs on Saturday afternoon. The liveaboard will depart in the evening, the departure time varies and is dependent on the tide. The last night of the trip the liveaboard will be moored at the marina. The Friday evening meal will be at a local restaurant for your account. After a continental breakfast, guests check out by 09:00 hrs on Saturday morning.

Diving Environment: You can expect to dive many walls and see a lot of healthy coral growth and marine life such as eagle rays, horse-eye jacks, nurse sharks, gray reef sharks, orange elephant ear sponges and an array of macro life. All dives will be made from the mothership (not from a tender). The diving is easy and buddy pairs usually form 1 large group with 1 Divemaster leading. A 3 mm full length wetsuit is the preferred exposure suit for Turks and Caicos since water temperatures range from 78-84°F / 25-29°C. The last dive of the tour will be at around 10.00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Normal season: Pay for 5 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 6 guests). Pay for 10 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 12 guests).
Low Season (15 August - 15 October and 1 December to 31 January): Pay for 8 guests (or more) and 2 extra persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 10 or more), plus paying guests receive 10% off the published price. See the whole boat charter rate below, equivalent to: Pay for 16 guests and 4 extra persons can join the cruise in Standard cabins free of charge (total 20 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Normal season: US$ 6,673. Low Season: For departures between 15 August - 15 October and 1 December - 31 January: US$ 5,390.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The Turks & Caicos Explorer offers guests 10 cabins each with a private bathroom and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Master and Deluxe cabins feature picture windows and the Standard cabins have portholes for natural lighting. The 2 Master cabins have queen beds and are on the upper deck. There are 5 Deluxe cabins on the middle deck. 2 Deluxe cabins feature twin beds and 3 have convertible twin / queen beds. Twin upper and lower beds are in the 3 lower deck Standard cabins. Adapters are not provided, guests are advised to bring their own.

All the liveaboard cabins have:
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Windows (except for Standard cabins which have portholes)
  • Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
  • Hand basin, towels, toiletries
  • Cabinet and mirror
  • Reading lights
  • Storage for luggage
  • Master and the 2 Deluxe (forward) cabins have TV/DVD
  • Mains outlet 110 volts (US standard) - 24 hours per day
No. of bathrooms / showers - 11 / 12 - hot water

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