Located 575 miles southeast of Miami, the idyllic islands of the Turks & 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 & Caicos Islands are known for their expansive underwater visibility, stunning wall dives, and abundance of marine life.
Caribbean reef sharks are common, as are spotted eagle rays, jacks, grouper, and turtles. Also spotted on a frequent basis are blacktips, tiger sharks, hammerheads, and manta rays. 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.
We'll explore the 5 different black coral species at Black Coral Forest, the reef sharks of Provo's Shark Hotel, the deep-water gorgonians of G-Spot, and the spotted eagle rays of Double D, along with a multitude of other dive sites along the region's plunging walls.
The M/V Turks & Caicos Explorer II comfortably accommodates 20 passengers in 10 double staterooms, each of which has private bathroom facilities, individually-controlled air conditioning, hanging closet and wardrobe. The air-conditioned main salon on the main deck includes dining tables, TV, CD/DVD, video library and lounge area. A large sundeck with lounge chairs and buffet area is located aft of the upstairs deckhouse, which contains two additional passenger staterooms, pilothouse, and Captain’s cabin. A large, awning-covered flybridge with wet bar, barbecue and seating for 12 to 15 is accessed from the sun deck as well.
The dive deck is equipped with a bathroom, individual gear bins, camera table, recharging station, air and nitrox filling stations, tank racks, freshwater showers, and a separate fresh water rinse for both scuba and underwater camera equipment. There are two large stairways accessing the dive platform, where two in-water ladders hang for easy access to and from the water.
The weather in the Turks & Caicos Islands is remarkably consistent year-round. The air temperatures range in the low 90’s during the summer with nearly constant sea breezes. Water temperatures in June will be a high of about 82 degrees. There is normally little appreciable current at the sites and visibility is generally between 75 and 150 feet. Most divers are comfortable with a 3 mm wetsuit in summer.
The Turks & Caicos Explorer II arrives back in Providenciales midday Friday. Transportation will be provided for a casual dinner on Friday evening. Passengers spend Friday night and have Saturday breakfast on board.
Roundtrip air from St. Louis to Providenciales & transfers
7 nights/8 days on the Turks & Caicos Explorer
All meals, snacks & beverages (alcoholic beverages included)
Tanks & weights
Up to 5 dives offered daily
Port fee ($95pp as of Jan. 2017)
Fuel surcharge ($40pp as of Jan. 2017)
Marine park fee
Nitrox ($150pp as of Jan. 2017)
Crew gratuities (10 to 15% of boat cost)
Friday evening dinner
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Lower deck stateroom:
Approx. $3,585 (waiting on airfare to confirm)
Main deck stateroom:
Approx. $3,785 (waiting on airfare to confirm)
Upper deck (VIP) stateroom:
Approx. $3,985 (waiting on airfare to confirm)
*A deposit of $500pp is due at sign up. A second payment of $1,000pp is due May 15, 2018; a third payment of $1,500pp is due Nov. 15, 2018 and the balance is due March 15, 2019. All payments are nonrefundable unless we can fill your space. We urge you to consider purchasing trip insurance.
strongly recommend travel
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