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Dive Review of Explorer Ventures in
St. Kitts and Nevis

Explorer Ventures: "Explorer Venture II St Marten, Saba and St Kitts", Aug, 2018,

by richard s mcgowan, CT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10399 has 1 Helpful vote.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This liveaboard goes either from St Maarten to Saba to St. Kitts, or reverse. We boarded in St Maarten (starts strictly at 3 p.m. but you can drop your luggage off at the boat before then). The dock is next to the cruise ship dock, a few blocks from the main walk on the Dutch side so you can take the shore walk over to the main hotels / shopping area in a matter of minutes. We arrived a few days early and stayed at the wonderful Holland House on the main beach – it was off season so we got a great deal (there was a wonderful Mexican restaurant next to it - Crazy Haberderos - which had the freshest food). We did not dive in St Maarten, on or off the boat, (some told us the diving was not very good), and night one we left for Saba (3-4 hours) arriving about midnight. This is an open water passage and was “moderately” choppy and can get worse. The captain heavily advised to take medication if you were prone seasicknesss.

We were looking forward to Saba and spent 3 days diving there but the currents did not cooperate and ri ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Roatan, Cozumel, Caymans, Bahamas, Key West, Bonaire, Belize. Turks & Caicos, Palau
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Nitrox depth limits and one hour back on the boat
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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