Turks & Caicos - Jun 12-19, 2021

Turks & Caicos Liveaboard Expedition

                                                                                               

Join Sea Dog Divers as we explore the Turks and Caicos Islands aboard the Turks & Caicos Explorer II with Explorer Ventures!

Located 575 miles southeast of Miami, the idyllic islands of the Turks and Caicos sit surrounded by turquoise waters containing over 1,000 square miles of living coral reef. A mecca for divers from all over the world, the Turks and Caicos Islands are known for their expansive underwater visibility, high-voltage wall dives, and the profusion of marine life of all sizes located within their boundaries. Low annual rainfall and reliable ocean currents contribute to the remarkable visibility, as well as provide nutrients for the many large pelagics common in these waters.

Caribbean reef sharks are common, as are spotted eagle rays, jacks, grouper, and turtles.  Hammerheads and blacktips are spotted on a frequent basis, and occasionally mantas and dolphins make an appearance.  Famous for its spectacular walls filled with huge gorgonian fans, barrel sponges, hard-coral arches and macro life, the Turks and Caicos Islands truly offer a dive experience for everyone.

Though many of the dive sites visited are outside the boundaries of the Princess Alexandra National Park, which provides strict protection for much of the marine life surrounding Provo, all of the dive operators in the area enthusiastically support marine conservation and preservation measures which ensure that the waters of the Turks and Caicos remain pristine for future visitors.

The Turks & Caicos Explorer II liveaboard, was designed to be a luxury yacht/charter dive boat.  Designed from the ground up in 1995, she was purchased by Explorer Ventures and put into operation in the Turks and Caicos Islands in February 2005.  She is 124 ft. long and is also equipped with Naiad stabilizers and a heavy keel for longer passages.

The luxury vessel carries up to 20 passengers and 8 crew.  All staterooms throughout the vessel have port lights or windows, individually-controlled air-conditioning, and private ensuite bathrooms.  A comfortable full-width salon, located forward of the spacious dive deck, provides seating for all guests at once, a wet bar, and an entertainment area with DVD and CD stereo.  The boat deck, one level up, has ample room for sunning and relaxing; the flybridge includes a wet bar, and comfortable seating for up to 15.  The dive deck of course includes nitrox, individual gear bins, rinse tanks, camera table, recharging facilities, and ramp-style stair access to the swim platform for easy access into the water.

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Planned Itinerary

Saturday: 1500 Guests may begin to board,  1830 Dinner,  2000 Captain's Briefing, documents, etc.

Sunday: Provo's Northwest Point. Four to five dives, with night spent at mooring.

Monday: Two morning dives at Northwest Point, followed by 2-hour trip to West Caicos. Three dives, with night spent at mooring.

Tuesday: Up to five dives at West Caicos, with night spent at mooring.

Wednesday: Two dives at West Caicos, transit to French Cay, three dives at French Cay, with night spent at mooring.

Thursday: Five dives at French Cay, with night spent at mooring.

Friday: Dawn dive and morning dive at French Cay, with departure for the 2-hour trip back to port. Afternoon at leisure; dinner ashore, with night spent aboard vessel.

Saturday: 0700/0830 Continental breakfast, 0900 Depart for airport

Don’t get left on the dock….space is limited to just 10 cabins! Contact us ASAP with questions and to arrange your deposit & reserve your spot! 

email: Sea Dog Divers

We strongly recommend dive accident & trip insurance!


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