Caribbean Explorer II

The Caribbean Explorer II is a liveaboard diving vessel with plenty of comfort and space. The upper deck features a large sunning area with comfortable lounge chairs and chairs and a semi-enclosed salon with entertainment center, seating areas and wet bar. Maximum of eighteen divers are accommodated in nine cabins which all have private bathrooms and air-conditioning. Main deck cabins have either a queen-size bed, a queen with an upper twin, or upper/lower twin beds. Lower deck cabins feature two cabins with two twin beds that can be made to a queen-size bed, two cabins with a double lower bed an upper twin, and one cabin with a double bed. Main deck cabins have windows and lower deck queen cabins have portholes.

The dive deck is equipped with individual gear bins large camera table with low pressure air hose, recharging stations, air filling station, tank racks and separate freshwater rinse baths for dive equipment and cameras. Also located on the dive deck are a wetsuit hanging area, two freshwater showers and a bathroom. Two in-water ladders hang for easy access to and from the water. All diving is done from the dive platform. The boat offers gear rental, courses and Nitrox.

St. Kitts Departures

Saturday: St. Kitts

  • 1500: Guests board
  • 1830: Dinner (snacks or dinner available for those arriving on later flights)
  • 2000: Captain's Briefing, documents, etc. Night spent at dock.

Sunday -Tuesday: St. Kitts

  • 5 dives daily; optional island tour on Monday. Night crossing to Saba (2 hours).

Wednesday - Thursday: Saba

  • 5 dives daily; optional island tour on Thursday. Nights spent at mooring.

Friday: Saba - St. Maarten

  • 2 dives at Saba before lunch; early afternoon crossing to St. Maarten. Afternoon at leisure and dinner ashore, with night spent aboard vessel at dock.

Saturday: St. Maarten

  • 0700-0830: Continental breakfast
  • 0900 : Guests depart the vessel. Should you be leaving on an afternoon flight, please feel free to leave your luggage aboard (or on the dock alongside) until you depart.

 

​St. Maarten Departures

Saturday: St. Maarten

  • 1500: Guests board
  • 1830: Dinner (snacks or dinner available for those arriving on later flights)
  • 2000: Captain's Briefing, documents, etc.
  • 2200: Depart for Saba (2 1/2 hours) (Sometimes departure is earlier or later, but flights should not be scheduled for arrival after 4pm on Saturday)

Sunday - Tuesday: Saba

  • 5 dives daily; optional island tour on Monday. Night crossing to St. Kitts (2 1/2 hours).

Wednesday-Thursday: St. Kitts

  • 5 dives. Night at mooring.

Friday: St. Kitts

  • 2 dives and lunch; return to Port Zante. Afternoon island tour and dinner ashore, with night spent aboard vessel at dock.

Saturday: St. Kitts

  • 0700-0830: Continental breakfast
  • 0900: Depart the vessel. Should you be leaving on an afternoon flight, feel free to leave your luggage aboard (or on the dock alongside) until you depart.

 

Registry: Turks & Caicos
Boatmaker: Camcraft, 1978
Recommissioned: 1999
Construction: All aluminum
L.O.A.: 115 ft
L.W.L.: 101 ft
Beam: 20 ft
Draft: 7.5 ft maximum
Displacement: 99 tons
Maximum Speed: 12 knots
Maximum Range: 1,000 nautical miles
Engines: 2 GM 12 V 71 diesel main engines, 450 hp. each
Generators: 2 John Deere Diesels producing 110 V AC/220 V AC, 75 KW capacity.
Fuel Capacity: 2,500 gallons
Freshwater Supply: 2 reverse osmosis watermakers, 1,200 gallons per day, 1,500 gallon storage
Air Systems: 2 Bauer K-14 9.7 cfm compressors, electric, with cascade-type storage banks, located in engine room. Nitrox membrane, producing 32% nitrox, bank storage
Electricity: 220 V and 110 V AC power (110 V AC 3 prong grounded outlets in all staterooms and bathrooms)
On the Bridge: Furuno radar, 36 mile range with proximity alarm, Global Positioning System (GPS) with location alarm, digital depth sounder/bottom recorder with alarm, satellite telephone with data link, cellular telephone, SSB Radiotelephone and VHF radios, engine and bilge alarms, internal PA and intercom system
Public Heads: One on dive deck; private facilities in each stateroom
Accommodations: 18 passengers in 9 staterooms, all w/private vanities and toilet facilities. Up to 8 staff in crews' quarters.
Safety Equipment: Life rafts (4), life rings/strobes (4), life vests/strobes (25), emergency position locator, flares, oxygen and first aid equipment
Other Equipment: Full service all electric galley and refrigeration, Ice machine
Stereo audio system, upper deck: CD, DVD, VHS, recharging station for strobes, batteries, etc. Extensive array of professional audio/visual editing, dubbing and special effects systems
Tender: 16-foot rigid hull inflatable (25 hp. engine) used for passenger transport
Accessories: Diving Equipment

Special: 

2018 DEMA Special
Groups:

5 Pay / 2 more go free + Free Nitrox
10 Pay / 4 more go free + Free Nitrox
13 Pay / 5 more go free + Free Nitrox
Valid for departures between now and Dec 2020.

New booking only. Cannot be combined with other specials. Prices are based on double occupancy.