The Turks and Caicos Explorer is a luxury yacht that was built in 1995 and renovated in 2005. This liveaboard has a length of 37meters/124ft and a beamwidth of 6meters/22ft. What’s more this liveaboard has an impressive top speed of 14 knots and this is due to the powerful 2 x GM 12 V 71 450HP engines. You will also not go thirsty on the Turks and Caicos Explorer with its ability to produce 2 * 5000 gallons of freshwater each day. It has all the modern amenities to your stay onboard comfortable and top-notch.
Our Overall Review
Reasons to buy:
Divers said they liked the fact that they got hot towels after every night dive
The crew was exceptional and always took care of the needs of the guests
Divers said they were fascinated by the number of sharks in the area
Many people said the food was well prepared and diverse
Reasons NOT to buy:
- A couple of people noted that they had nothing to do on the last day from 9 am – 4 pm
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Diving on the Turks and Caicos Explorer in Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos Explorer liveaboard
This luxury liveaboard is fitted with all the modern features you would expect from a world-class vessel. With the Turks and Caicos Explorer, you can expect up to five dives a day in such locations as West Caicos, Turks & Caicos, French Cay, and Providenciales. These amazing locations will have you exploring pinnacles, walls, wrecks, and various coral reef systems. The dive tenders will always be close by to ensure your safety.
Interior and entertainment areas
You will find that the Turks and Caicos Explorer is capable of housing up to 20 guests in ten roomy cabins that are all air-conditioned. The staterooms are spacious and fitted with either windows or portlights and they have their own en-suite bathrooms. There are fresh linens and towels in each room as well as a wardrobe and drawers.
In your leisure time, you can head down to the air-conditioned salon which has comfortable sofas.
This is also where most dive briefings will take place alongside the expert guides. What’s more, there is a big screen TV that you can use to watch movies or plug in your phone to the media player and play some of your own footage.
When you head outside you will find the outdoor dining area. This area is partially shaded and is ideal for al fresco dining or catching up with fellow divers. On the other hand, you can soak up some on the sun deck which is layered with sun loungers that have comfortable padding.
Dive deck on the Turks and Caicos Explorer
The dive deck is the main attraction for all the divers because it’s where all the diving business takes place. You can expect up to five dives a day that also includes night dives. There is a large dive platform that makes entering and exiting the water a breeze. Other amenities on the dive deck include gear bins, camera table, Nitrox and recharging facilities.
Food on the liveaboard
The motto that the staff and crew echo is that good food is the starting point for a great dive. You will be served three meals on a daily basis along with snacks throughout the day. The main drawcard is the plated dinners prepared by the chef and includes kinds of pasta, vegetables, salads, pork, fish, beef, turkey, rice and chicken. If you require specific dietary needs you must inform the chef and crew prior to boarding the vessel.
The waters and climate of Turks and Caicos make it ideal for diving all year round. You can expect dive itineraries to last seven nights and you will get explore dive destinations like West Caicos, Turks & Caicos, French Cay, and Providenciales.