Turks Caicos Explorer | Scuba Diving Holiday - Caribbean

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About Turks and Caicos Explorer

Have you heard about the incredible liveaboard diving in Turks & Caicos yet? Not many divers have discovered this diving destination in the Caribbean but it will not be long before the secret is out - make this your choice for your next Caribbean scuba diving holiday and you will not be disappointed. With over 40 islands (only 8 of which are inhabited) to explore, the quality of diving will astound even the most seasoned diver. There are dramatic wall dives, opulent corals and sponges, pelagic encounters and healthy reef dives to enjoy. And with the Turks & Caicos Explorer as your liveaboard home for the week, you really can get away from it all on a perfect voyage through the many island and cays. Spoil yourself totally and experience the Caribbean as it is meant to be seen.

The Turks & Caicos Explorer accommodates 20 passengers in 10 cabins. There are 3 twin cabins with a larger lower bed and upper single bunk on the lower deck of the ship. On the main deck there are 5 cabins - 2 of which have standard twin beds and 3 of which have a queen bed Finally upstairs there are the 2 VIP cabins, both of which have queen sized double beds . All cabins have private AC and ensuite.

The saloon and dining area are welcoming but it is the covered sun deck where many guests spend their time not diving. There is also a BBQ up here which will be fired up at least once during the trip. The all important dive deck has been carefully thought out to give all divers the room they need. Kit lockers, camera table and large rinse tanks are just some of the important features. All diving is done from the boat making entries and exits simple and stress free. A giant stride and you enter a lavish scene. There are over 1000 square miles of coral reef to discover so the dives come thick and fast.

VIP Stateroom

These 2 cabins feature individually-controlled air conditioning systems, as well as a queen-sized bed, desk, chair, and private bathroom and shower. Forward of them is located the expansive pilothouse, with access to the Captain's Stateroom.

VIP Bathroom

Private bathroom and shower.

Main Deck Cabin 3 and 4

On the main deck each have twin beds, desk with chair, hanging closet, wardrobe, storage, individually-controlled air conditioning, and private bathroom and shower.

Lower Deck Cabin 8-10

Accessed via a circular staircase from the main salon; each includes twin upper/lower beds, wardrobe, hanging closet, individually-controlled air conditioning, and private bathroom and shower.

Shell

2012-07-12 09:47:58

Totally enjoyable. The dive briefings were great, no hype, but when they said to look for something it would quite often be there. They provided a friendly and comfortable feeling from start to finish ... The crew paid attention to the divers and the divers needs. They were very informative about dive sites in the dive briefings. Fills were always completed in a timely manner with full tanks

Briana Meader

2012-07-12 09:46:52

The crew was FANTASTIC! They were extremely friendly, but professional. They answered all of my questions and helped me get very comfortable doing so much diving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos is around 12 hours flying time, however flights usually require an overnight stop en route. Showered with blazing sunshine all year-round, the Turks and Caicos lure divers to come and experience this world class dive destination for themselves. Thrilling wall diving and pelagics are what await here. If you want to dive somewhere off the beaten track in the Caribbean then make a liveaboard in Turks & Caicos your next Scuba Travel holiday.

Weather and Climate

The average temperature on the Turks and Caicos ranges between 29°-32°C between June and October. Late summer month can be even warmer. Between November and May the air temperature is cooler, averaging 27°-29°C. There's a fairly constant trade wind, keeping conditions comfortable and cool. Water temps in the winter months are between 23-26, increasing to 27-29 in the summer.

Travel

Flight options

Flights to Turks & Caicos are usually via the States, and often require a night en route in at least 1 direction. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or to transit through the USA. We are able to book most major airlines. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Providenciales, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

As you are transiting through the States, we are able to arrange a stop over en route. The most popular options are Miami or New York

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Visa requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a 90 day visa on entry. to Turks & Caicos You must have a valid ESTA before travel or to transit through the USA. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

Guests arriving at Provo international airport by a crew member in uniform who will have a sign. Our representative will be just outside at the international arrivals area. Baggage handlers may offer to help for a fee. It can take over an hour for everyone to clear customs. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Airport transfers are always included in your liveaboard package. A representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. We try to keep transfer times as short as possible, with most being no more than 30mins travel time from the airport to the boat. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Provo, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

You will depart for the Provo airport at approximately 8 a.m. The departure tax is approx US$20, which can be paid only in US dollars or with a credit/ debit card.

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