May 14 - 21, 2022
Join Everette on this outstanding liveaboard to explore one of the most beautiful reef systems in the Caribbean.
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 the occasional manta rays 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 & Caicos Islands truly offer a dive experience for everyone.
Though many of the dive sites 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 & Caicos remain pristine for future visitors.
French Cay & West Sand Spit are possible dive sites weather permitting. Grand Turk and South Caicos diving are on special itineraries only.
May 14 - 21, 2022
Please note also that this Turks and Caicos cruise itinerary is an example only, and will change depending on weather and logistics at the captain's discretion.
Saturday: Please see the Arrival section under FAQ for information on how to reach the vessel. Due to tides, weather, the vessel's size and available facilities in Providenciales, the location and departure schedule of the vessel may change.
15:00 - Guests may begin to board the Turks & Caicos Explorer II
The vessel will normally be located at Caicos Marina but may depart early due to tides or weather. If you are staying on the island, please check in with the vessel crew on Saturday morning to determine when and where to meet the boat. If you are arriving on Saturday, you will be met at the airport.
18:30 - Dinner (snacks or dinner available for those arriving on later flights)
20:00 - Captain's briefing, documents, etc.
Sunday: Provo's Northwest Point. Four to five dives, with night spent at the mooring
Monday: Two morning dives at Northwest Point, followed by 2-hour trip to West Caicos. Three dives, with night spent at the mooring.
Tuesday: Up to five dives at West Caicos, with night spent at the mooring.
Wednesday: Two dives at West Caicos, transit to French Cay, three dives at French Cay, with night spent at the mooring.
Thursday: Five dives at French Cay, with night spent at the 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 the vessel.
07:00 - 08:30 Continental breakfast
09:00 - Depart the Turks & Caicos Explorer II. Should you be leaving on an afternoon flight, you may leave your luggage aboard for pickup later. However, taxis are very expensive and it can be costly to return to the vessel.
Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for the next cruise, the 9 am departure is strictly enforced.
May 14 - 21, 2022
This 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 en-suite bathrooms.
A comfortable full-width salon, located forward of the spacious dive deck, provides seating for all guests, a wet bar, and an entertainment area with DVD and CD stereo, multimedia station, and video library. 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 two VIP staterooms located on the upper boat deck, as well as the two forward staterooms on the main deck, are equipped with TV/DVD.
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.
Main Deck: $3,095
Lower Deck: $2,895
Additional On Island Incidentals:
$95 port fee
$80 fuel surcharge
$45 airport transfers