Liveaboard Review

The Caribbean Explorer 2 was built in 1978 and renovated in 1999.

Caribbean Explorer has a length of 35 meters/ 115 feet long and a beamwidth that reaches 7meters/ 25 feet wide. Moreover, this liveaboard can reach speeds of up to 11 knots and uses 2 x GM 12 V 71 450HP engines. You will also find two 16-foot inflatable tenders that have 25GP engines that will take to various dive sites in the region.

This liveaboard operates in the North-Eastern Caribbean and will take you to locations like St Maarten, Saba and St. Kitts. The vessel is also capable of producing up to 1200 gallons of freshwater each day. This is a great liveaboard for all year diving around the Caribbean.

If you’re going on a diving expedition across the Caribbean, make sure to check out the best dive sites in the Dominican Republic.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Some divers said they were glad that they could get advanced open water & nitrox certified while on the liveaboard
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    Divers noted the ratio between crew and divers created a personalized experience
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    A couple of people said the dive briefings were well planned and executed

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSome people said the cabins were small and compact

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Diving on the Caribbean Explorer II in St. Kitts & Nevis and St Maarten 

Caribbean Explorer II liveaboard

Beautiful scenery, vibrant coral reefs and fantastic marine life of all sizes are just some of the things to look forward too while exploring the pristine waters on the Caribbean Explorer. The warm waters are ideal for year-round diving and the Caribbean Explorer is in good condition to make your stay on the liveaboard comfortable. This liveaboard has all the necessary dive amenities to enhance your stay like Nitrox, a big dive deck, recharge facilities for camera equipment, a rinse tank, etc. The crew are multilingual and always on standby to take care of your needs and lend a helping hand. Gourmet meals are also prepared by the on-board chef. The Caribbean Explorer offers sublime diving experiences that will hook you in coming back annually.

Interior and activities on the liveaboard

The Caribbean Explorer has a house up to 18 divers in 9 stylish, luxury staterooms. All of the cabins have windows showcasing the beauty of the seas and surroundings. The cabins also have individual controlled climate control as well as en-suite bathrooms to make the cabins more personal. There is ample storage in the rooms for your personal belongings. You will have the choice of various cabins that come with double beds or twin upper beds and double lower, lower twin beds and upper twin beds, Queen Bed, and Queen Bed with upper twin bed.

Relaxation & leisure activities on the Caribbean Explorer

There is ample room on board the Caribbean Explorer for relaxation and leisure activities. The air-conditioned salon is considered to be the communal area where most of the time out of the water is spent. There is an entertainment center where guests can enjoy the music it also has a video library, TV, and a CD/DVD player.
The upper deck is known as the sun deck where you can soak up some much-needed vitamin D. There are various lounges where you can sit and star gaze to your heart’s content. You can also go on various land excursions to exotic islands that are filled with a rich history and diverse cultures.

Dive deck on the liveaboard

There is a large dive deck that makes entering and exiting the water easy. On the dive deck, you will find rinse bins and gear bins for cleaning and storing of your scuba gear. There is also a camera table and charging facilities for all your equipment. The dive deck is designed for comfort and to maximize the space of the area.

Food on the liveaboard

Serving you delicious cuisine is just one of the things the Caribbean Explorer prides itself on. They aim to please with three meals every day that begins with a lavish breakfast that consists of bacon & eggs, muffins, French toast, pancakes, porridges, and fresh fruit platters. Lunchtime will see a buffet-style spread with sandwiches, hot soups, burgers, pasta, and various salads. The chef will prepare a sit-down dinner with protein accompanied by a side dish. These meals are inspired by local and international cuisines. Snacks will also be served throughout the day with sweet treats like brownies, cookies, and baked bread.


The Caribbean Explorer is available all year round and takes you to the best diving sites in the whole Caribbean. You will get to visit locations such as St. Kitts, Nevis, St Maarten, and Saba Marine Park. A normal dive itinerary will last for seven nights and you will get to explore wrecks, pinnacles, walls, marine life, and vast coral reef systems.

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